Bitter Grounds

By: Benitez, Sandra [signed]

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Signed by the author on the title page and inscribed to 'Paz' Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 445 pages, maroon quarter-cloth. A very good, generally clean, neat hard cover first edition with little shelf wear but a slight dampstain at the bottom exterior edge of spine; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white with slight soiling to the bottom fore-edge. In a very good lightly worn dust jacket, with a small surface dampstain at the bottom spine edge and with the original price present.

Publisher's Description:

Bitter Grounds depicts the luxurious lives of the wealthy in Salvadoran society through the Contreras family, owners of a coffee plantation. Elena de Contreras travels to Europe with her daughter to select wardrobes, spends idle time at luncheons and teas with society friends, and supports her daughter in opening an expensive gift shop in town. Yet when betrayal rocks Elena's protected and pampered world, she reveals an iron will no one had glimpsed in her before. Their lives are a stark contrast to the lives of the coffee pickers, who must live a hard-scrabble existence in close proximity to the privileged elite.Jacinta Prieto comes from such a background, and as housekeeper to the Contreras family, is privy to their innermost secrets. Jacinta has secrets of her own, including a love affair with a married man whose identity she risks all to conceal. By interweaving the stories of these women, Benitez draws dramatic differences and surprising parallels in their worlds, evoking their passions and revealing their hatred with amazing empathy.

Title: Bitter Grounds

Author Name: Benitez, Sandra [signed]

Edition: First edition, first printing

ISBN Number: 0786861576

ISBN-13: 9780786861576

Location Published: Hyperion; NY: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very good

Size: 6x1x9

Type: Hardcover

Categories: Fiction

Seller ID: 62811

Keywords: fiction, signed