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The Resource Conquistadora, by Esmeralda Santiago

Conquistadora, by Esmeralda Santiago

Label
Conquistadora
Title
Conquistadora
Statement of responsibility
by Esmeralda Santiago
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a young girl growing up in Spain, Ana Larragoity Cubillas is powerfully drawn to Puerto Rico by the diaries of an ancestor who traveled there with Ponce de Leon. And in handsome twin brothers Ramon and Inocente, both in love with Ana, she finds a way to get there. She marries Ramon, and in 1844, just eighteen, she travels across the ocean to a remote sugar plantation the brothers have inherited on the island. Ana faces unrelenting heat, disease and isolation, and the dangers of the untamed countryside even as she relishes the challenge of running Hacienda los Gemelos. But when the Civil War breaks out in the United States, Ana finds her livelihood, and perhaps even her life, threatened by the very people on whose backs her wealth has been built: the hacienda's slaves, whose richly drawn stories unfold alongside her own. And when at last Ana falls for a man who may be her destiny, a once-forbidden love, she will sacrifice nearly everything to keep hold of the land that has become her true home
Summary
Drawn to the exotic island of Puerto Rico by the diaries of an ancestor who traveled there with Ponce de Leâon, Ana Cubillas becomes involved with enamored twin brothers Ramâon and Inocente before convincing them to claim a sugar plantation they have inherited
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011.
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392214
Cataloging source
DLC
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Santiago, Esmeralda
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Spaniards
  • Women plantation owners
  • Plantation life
  • Sugar plantations
  • Puerto Rico
Target audience
adult
Label
Conquistadora, by Esmeralda Santiago
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047664425
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
707 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410444226
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011036314
System control number
(OCoLC)748290888
Label
Conquistadora, by Esmeralda Santiago
Publication
Control code
000047664425
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
707 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410444226
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011036314
System control number
(OCoLC)748290888

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