The Weight of All Things

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Hyperion Books, Feb 20, 2002 - Fiction - 239 pages
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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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User Review  - bibliophileofalls - LibraryThing

Story of a 9 year old boy who gets caught in between various factions in a civil war in El Salvador. I fell in love with this little boy and could hardly wait to see how the book ended. A good read. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A nine-year-old boy wanders through war-torn El Salvador, trying to find his mother and stay out of the line of fire, in this lucid but limited tale. Benítez (Bitter Grounds, 1997, etc.) sets her ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Sandra Ben tez 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. Ben tez 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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