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The Surrender Tree by Margarita Engle
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Apr 10, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: multicultural, poetry, historical-fiction
Read in April, 2009

The writing in this book is heartwarming and poetic. Engle's unique style captures the images of Cuba during the war for independence. It is told from different character viewpoints, and readers will easily make a connection with their struggles during Cuba’s slave period. Most of the story is told in Rosa’s point-of-view who plays the role of a nurse to save soldiers and heal the sick. A very touching book.

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