Bitter Grounds

A Novel

Sandra Benítez

Picador

Download Image Sandra Benítez Bitter Grounds

Available Formats

Book
Winner of the 1998 American Book Award

Spanning the years between 1932 and 1977, this beautifully told epic is set in the heart of El Salvador, where coffee plantations are the center of life for rich and poor alike. Following three generations of the Prieto Clan and the wealthy family they work for, this is the story of mothers and daughters who live, love, and die for their passions.

Connect with the Author

Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Reviews

Praise for Bitter Grounds

"Grabs us at the most visceral level . . . Benitez's clear writing and considerable imagination enable her to make the political personal, luminous, and even comic."--Ms.

"An elegant epic . . . Benitez is a remarkable storyteller."--The Denver Post

"Packs an emotional punch . . . A compelling read."--The Boston Globe

"Explores passion, politics, love, death and betrayal in an intricately plotted mystery . . . Moving and lyrical."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Sandra Benítez

Sandra Benitez's first novel was A Place Where the Sea Remembers. She grew up in El Salvador, attended high school and college in Missouri, and now divides her time between Edina, Minnesota, where she teaches creative writing, and Mexico.

Sandra Benitez

Back

Reading Guide

Organizing a Reading Group

1

Get the Guide

Download PDF
2

Tell Your Friends

Share
3

Find More Books

Go to Website
4

Stay Updated

Sign Up
Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

Bitter Grounds
A Novel
Sandra Benítez

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
August 1998
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312195410
ISBN10: 0312195419
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 464 pages
$20.00
Back

From The Publisher

Picador

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back