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Chantel Acevedo

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Chantel Acevedo holds an MFA from the University of Miami. Her novel, Love and Ghost Letters (St. Martin’s Press, 2005), won the Latino International Book Award for Best Historical Fiction, and was nominated for Connecticut Book of the Year. Her other novels include: A Falling Star (Carolina Wren Press, 2013), winner of the Doris Bakwin Award, Song the Red Cloak, a historical novel for young adults, and THE DISTANT MARVELS, forthcoming from Europa Editions in 2015. Acevedo’s short stories and poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Prairie Schooner, American Poetry Review, and North American Review, among others. She has received two Fulbright awards for secondary education, and was named a Literature Fellow in 2013 by the Alaba ...more

I've blown the dust off the old blog in order to say goodbye.

It's been fifteen years of posting semi-regularly.

Fifteen years ago, Orlando and I left Miami. We were younger and terrified of what was before us. South Florida was the only home we ever knew. And yet we drove our little Cuban selves to Pittsburgh, then to Connecticut, then to Alabama anyway. We earned degrees, had babies, published... Read more of this blog post »
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Such a beautiful read. Learned a lot about Pompeii, too. Fell in love with the characters (who broke my heart at the end for reasons I won't reveal). What's next, Vicky Alvear Schecter? I'll read whatever she writes.
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This was my favorite book of 2014, hands down. I've given it as a gift a few times already. The voice is marvelous, the story delightful and tragic at turns. Wonderful stuff.
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