In the Land of Eternal Spring by Alan HowardIn the Land of Eternal Spring by Alan Howard

In the Land of Eternal Spring

byAlan Howard

Paperback | June 15, 2017

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A Most Anticipated Small Press Book of 2017: a poignant love story and dynamic political novel of a period in our history that resonates today

Peace Corps Volunteer Laura Jenson has a lot in common with Peter Franklin, a Fulbright Scholar, whom she meets in Guatemala City in 1963. Both of them are inspired by JFK’s call to action for a new foreign policy that would help the poor and promote democracy. What they find, however, is the reality of America’s one-dimensional Cold War policies that got us into Vietnam and radicalized a generation. They fall in love as Laura becomes involved in Guatemala’s nascent revolutionary movement.

As the political situation in Guatemala erupts, Laura draws Peter into also supporting the revolutionary movement, and they begin working together clandestinely in the city and mountains. The tension builds as the government’s security forces close in on them and then trap them in a safe house.

Title:In the Land of Eternal SpringFormat:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.7 inPublished:June 15, 2017Publisher:Harvard Square EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941861393

ISBN - 13:9781941861394


Editorial Reviews

Most Anticipated Small Press Books of 2017: “Set in Guatemala in the 1960s, Howard’s novel about politics, idealism, regret and lost love is not only profoundly moving but also timeless in its resonance.”—Big Other “This novel, so beautifully written and deeply felt, reads like a haunting from a forgotten past. It captures, especially through the vividly rendered characters of its young American idealists and the choices they make, a precise moment when Guatemala—and much of Latin America—seemed balanced between two destinies. It makes you ache to go back in time and change the outcome.”—Francisco Goldman, author of Say Her Name