The Coconut Latitudes: Secrets, Storms, And Survival In The Caribbean by Rita M. GardnerThe Coconut Latitudes: Secrets, Storms, And Survival In The Caribbean by Rita M. Gardner

The Coconut Latitudes: Secrets, Storms, And Survival In The Caribbean

byRita M. Gardner

Paperback | September 16, 2014

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Gold Medal Winner, Autobiography/Memoir, 2015 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards.Rita is an infant when her father leaves a successful career in the US to live in "paradise"-a seaside village in the Dominican Republic. The Coconut Latitudes is her haunting, lyrical memoir of surviving a reality far from the envisioned Eden-and of the terrible cost of keeping secrets.
Rita Gardner grew up on her expatriate family's coconut farm in the Dominican Republic during the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. Living in a remote coastal village, she was home-schooled and began reading, writing and painting at a young age. She returned to Florida to finish school and later moved to Northern California, where she f...
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Title:The Coconut Latitudes: Secrets, Storms, And Survival In The CaribbeanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1631529013

ISBN - 13:9781631529016

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"Gardner has written a rich, haunting book that vividly captures her childhood and makes everyday turmoil vital through precise and honest prose."—Publishers Weekly, July 2014"Another fine writer we can embrace as ours: an honorary Dominicana, who moves beyond borders into the wide open spaces of the heart."—Julia Alvarez, author of A Wedding in Haiti, Recipient, 2013 National Medal of Arts"Gardner's memoir is a detailed delight. A kind of 'island-mindedness' in her writing makes this a compelling read."—Alastair Reid, Correspondent for The New Yorker, author of Inside Out"In this riveting coming-of-age story, Gardner paints an exquisite portrait of her family's rupture in paradise."—Julia Scheeres, author of Jesus Land and A Thousand Lives