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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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A young woman searches for her long-lost brother in Oaxaca, Mexico, during the Christmas festivities—in a small family saga from four-time novelist Benítez (The Weight of All Things, 2001, etc.).At ... Read full review

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Annie Rush is a happily married mother of two whose past is riddled with tragedy and loss that come to the fore when she must attend to her dying mother. To cope, Annie disconnects her heart from her ... 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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