Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 6 PM ET
In Esmeralda Santiago’s most recent novel, Las Madres, a close-knit group of three women who, over the course of a decades-long friendship, have created their own kind of family. Their story begins in Puerto Rico in the 1970s, and takes the reader to the Bronx in 2017.
A rich and deeply felt novel about friendships that remind us of our own.
This Cafecito con… centers on Las (otras) Madres, perhaps we can call them “las comadres”, a group of fellow Puerto Rican authors with recent publications that includes Sandra Guzmán, author of Daughters of Latin America, and Elisabet Velasquez, author of When We Make It. They will explore the themes of family secrets, belonging, and the boundless love and belonging in the face of disasters both natural and man-made.