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  - Michelle Lemaster - Goodreads

The Night of the Radishes is yet another well-written book by Sandra Benitez. In the book, the main character begins a quest to find her long-lost brother (as a part of a promise to her dying mother ... Read full review

Review: Night of the Radishes: A Novel

User Review  - Katherine - Goodreads

This is a very nice little book - absorbed me although the beginning was very depressing as her "Ma" is dying. The part set in Oaxaca made me want to get on a plane and go. The book has a good and ... 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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