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review The Ladies of Managua Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ When Maria Vazuez returns to Nicaragua for her beloved grandfather's funeral she brings with her a mysterious package from her grandmother's past—and a secret of her own And she also carries the burden of her tense relationship with her mother Ninexin once a storied revolutiTo confront their complicated passionate relationships with each other and with their country and to reveal the secrets that each of them have worked to conceal Lushly evocative of Nicaragua its tumultuous history and vibrant present The Ladies of Managua brings you into the lives of three strong and magnetic women as they uncover the ramifications of the choices they made in their pasts and begin to understand the ways in which love can shape their futur. Secrets Love Loss Passion This richly drawn novel weaves the life stories of three generations Nicaraguan women Isabella a grandmother mourning the loss of her husband; her daughter Ninexin the revolutionary turned stoic government official; and her grand daughter Maria an artist living in New York City trying to navigate her own complicated life Each chapter is told in the first person from an alternating point of view unfolding the story of the complex family dynamics between these three women Note I found this alternating first person a bit confusing at first and it took me awhile to figure out who was who I finally stopped at Chapter 3 and wrote out everyone's name multiple nicknames and relationship to each other Once I'd done this reading the story became much easierOverall the characters were well developed especially Isabella and Maria I found it harder to relate to Ninexin as she seemed stilted and some of her behaviors incongruent While all the men in the book take supporting roles they present an interesting character study as they are vastly different from each otherIf you enjoy a good family drama you will like this book and won't be disappointed Note to Boston area friends author Eleni Gage will have a book readingsigning for The Ladies of Managua at 7 pm at Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard St in Brookline on Thursday May 7Thank you to NetGally and St Martin's Press for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

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When Maria Vazuez returns to Nicaragua for her beloved grandfather's funeral she brings with her a mysterious package from her grandmother's past and a secret of her own And she also carries the burden of her tense relationship with her mother Ninexin once a storied revolutionary now a tireless government employee Between Maria and Ninexin lies a chasm created by the death of Maria’s father who was killed during the revolution when Maria was an infant le. If I'm honest and I was judging books by their covers I never would have picked up The Ladies of Managua But Shelf Awareness sent it to me for review and I REALLY enjoyed it It's a family saga set in Nicaragua telling the story of 3 women1 Isabela the grandmother high society lady 2 Ninexin the mother former Sandinista revolutionary current government minister 3 Maria the daughter a would be artist who has escaped her family's tangled history to live in NYC until her grandfather's death calls her back to Managua ‪Full review for Shelf Awareness soon

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The Ladies of ManaguaAving her to be raised by her grandmother Isabela as Ninexin worked to build the new Nicaragua As Ninexin tries to reach her daughter and Maria wrestles with her expectations for her romance with an older man Isabela the mourning widow is lost in memories of attending boarding school in 1950’s New Orleans where she loved and lost almost sixty years ago When the three women come together to bid farewell to the man who anchored their family they are forced. This was such a fun read Told from the perspective of three different generations the novel centers around the complicated family relationships that make for great reading experiences Each chapter allows readers to hear from the voices of a grandmother daughter and grand daughter as they meet together for the funeral of the husbandfathergrandfather Present uickly turns to history as we learn how these women have come to their present condition of consistently disappointing each other in their attempts to show love to each other The book is filled with insights about family dynamics and how difficult it can be for someone to be a mother daughter and independent personThe characters are interesting and the setting is fantastic Readers have the opportunity to move into the elite circles of wealthy Nicaraguan families presenting a view of this society that I have often been curious about I had the pleasure of visiting Nicaragua last summer and the people completely stole my heart I saw a completely different Nicaragua than the one portrayed in this book again showing me the danger of a single story At the same time the challenges these women faced in understanding one another are common to most anyone and I think many readers will be enchanted by this storyAnd for my friends who love Nicaragua as much as I do this is a highly recommended read