Night of the Radishes

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Hyperion Books, Jan 12, 2005 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Annie Rush has it all. A loving husband, adoring sons, an interesting job. But tragedy haunts her. Her identical twin sister died in a horrifying farm accident when the girls were nine years old, and in the wake of the grief and guilt that followed, her older brother left home for good. The death of her mother prompts Annie to seek her brother and revisit her long-lost past. Her search takes her to Oaxaca, where her brother was last seen, during the vibrant Christmas celebrations and the colorful Night of the Radishes festival; and ultimately, deep within herself.

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Review: Night of the Radishes: A Novel

User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

A good story of a sister searching for her brother after their mothers death. this novel takes you from the USA to Oaxaca Mexico. Read full review

Review: Night of the Radishes: A Novel

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

Thought it was an ok book until it hit "I love my husband buuuuuuut imma cheat on him." Even before that point, I found Annie to be a very unlikable main character. Eh. Read full review

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Sandra Benítez is the author of A Place Where the Sea Remembers, which won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and the Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award. She is also the author of Bitter Grounds, which won the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award, and The Weight of All Things, which was a Book Sense 76 selection. Benítez is a past Keller-Edelstein Distinguished Writer in Residence at the University of Minnesota, and recently won a Bush Foundation Fellowship in Fiction. She lives in Minnesota.

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