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Ana Veciana-Suarez

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November 28, 1956

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Ana Veciana-Suarez is a syndicated columnist and author of several books, including the young adult novel, Flight to Freedom. She has also written a collection of essays, Birthday Parties in Heaven: Thoughts on Life, Love, Grief, and Other Matters of the Heart. Her first novel, The Chin Kiss King, was translated into Spanish, Dutch, and German, and nominated for the IMPAC Award, an international competition in Dublin. Her commentary has been included in several anthologies, and it has appeared in Readers Digest, Oprah, Woman’s Day, The Washington Post Magazine, Parenting, and Latina magazine.
She lives with her husband in Miami, where she eats two Dove dark chocolates and sips a Cuban coffee every morning before she writes. Now that he
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“As she lived and suffered - was that redundant? - she discovered God in the most unusual places, sensed calm in the most tumultuous times. She had learned her way to and from, but especially through the dark passages of pain and regret. She had discovered how to sit still through the urgency of life.”
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