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Esmeralda Santiago

Novelist, memoirist

Esmeralda Santiago appears in the following:

Esmeralda Santiago's Conquistadora

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Esmeralda Santiago talks about her epic novel, Conquistadora, about a Spanish woman, Ana Larragoity Cubillas, who moves to Puerto Rico with her new husband in 1844 to run a remote sugar plantation on the island. There she faces unrelenting heat, disease and isolation, and the dangers of the untamed countryside.

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