Cecilia Samartin

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Born
in Havana, Cuba
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My grandfather who was an amazing story teller, The Bronte sisters, Gr ...more

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December 2007


I was born in Cuba at the height of the revolution. My family left when I was nine months old so I have no memories of my own, although I "borrowed" countless memories from my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
I grew up in a quiet Los Angeles suburb and secretly dreamed of becoming a writer, but after high school I decided to study psychology instead and became a marriage and family therapist. I'm glad I did because my experience as a therapist is what finally inspired me to face my fears, and embrace my dream of becoming a writer.
Most of my clients over the years have been immigrants like me so many of my stories reflect the themes of lost homeland, and the search for meaning/identity in a new world.
I think of myself m
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Vigil by Cecilia Samartin
"Vigil was in one word Amazing! In the first pages you will meet a woman, Ana who is sitting vigil by her dying husband's bedside. Along the way she is taken back to her impoverished beginnings in war torn El Salvador. Ana is such a memorable, insp..." Read more of this review »
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Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
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The Shack by William Paul Young
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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My favorite book of all time!!
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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
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I was spellbound by the characters, and the setting/atmosphere. It would've been perfect if the dilineation between good and bad weren't so racially divided. I don't think that's true to life, but I would still highly recommend this book to adults an ...more
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“It seemed that the years had softened her, or perhaps they'd hardened me”
Cecilia Samartin, Vigil

“Magic is for weak-hearted fools, whereas miracles are born of faith, and nothing else.”
Cecilia Samartin, Tarnished Beauty

“Ne jotka eivät juo kahvia, ovat heikkoja ja huteria. Heillä ei yleensä ole mielipidettä mistään, ja jos onkin, he pelkäävät sanoa sen ääneen.”
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