The Weight of All Things

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Hyperion Books, Feb 20, 2002 - Fiction - 256 pages
12 Reviews
Now available in paperback--"Bentez's third novel seamlessly blends fact with imagination, evoking the trauma of war more vividly than any newspaper account . . . beautifully illuminating." (Publishers Weekly starred review)

Sandra Bentez received international acclaim for her first two novels: A Place Where the Sea Remembers ("A quietly stunning work that leaves soft tracks in the heart" --Washington Post Book World) and Bitter Grounds ("The kind of book that fills your dreams for weeks" --Isabel Allende). Now she returns with an unforgettable tale of life in war-torn El Salvador.

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Review: The Weight of All Things

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What an intense book. The narrator is amazing, the religious imagery is beautiful, and the trauma of war is horrifying - but thankfully not as graphic as it could have been. Read full review

Review: The Weight of All Things

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The author takes you to the war in El Salvador in the 1980s, through the eyes of 9 year old Nicolas. An amazingly descriptive story that won't let you put the book down! Read full review

About the author (2002)

Sandra Benitez 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. Benitez 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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