Miami Herald prize-winning journalist Fabiola Santiago tells the story of a woman who switches perfumes every time she changes lovers along her journey to heal from the loss of family and country.
An exuberant poet and historical archivist living in contemporary Miami, Marisol, like her adopted city, is a sensual free spirit. Reclaiming Paris is a paean to place and mem...more
I identified with the emigrant/exile theme – in this book, Cubans exiled to the US – because of my background coming from South Africa to Australia. I liked the exploration of cultural and personal identity through Marisol's perfumes, her different relationships, the different c ...more
The best part was the knowledge I gained of the Cuban exiles and thei ...more
A tedious part was putting up with her different lovers, most of whom were not admirable people.
A contrived part was having her different lovers come together. Quite unlikely.
I loved the idea of having a perfume representing different loves.
I agree with reviewer Kaitlyn Barrett that the book needed editing.
She didn't like the way the story j ...more
The only problem with the book was the plot moved a little slowly for me- I was looking forward to finishing the book even as I enjoyed it. I would recommend this book.
Born in Matanzas, ...more