Shattered Paradise: Memoirs of a Nicaraguan War Child

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"Wonderfully evokes Nicaragua's enchanting beauty and the enormity of its loss."--Kirkus Reviews Shattered Paradise is a lyrical, stunning and poignant memoir of survival and quick adaption--as Ileana, alongside with her rooted Roman Catholic mother, manage to break free from a war infected life in Nicaragua, bullying school masters, and a womanizing father whose obsession with women and inner strength manage to carve an unexpected destiny for the two.

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"Wonderfully evokes Nicaragua's enchanting beauty and the enormity of its loss."--Kirkus Reviews 
 
 

"Descriptive and compelling, Shattered Paradise brings the reader to this magical land, its folkloric culture and its diminishing wildlife." --Maria Beltran, Readers' Favorite

"From the tropical memories in Ileana Araguti's "Shattered Paradise: Memoirs of a Nicaraguan War Child" flows tropical memories mixed with feelings of failures and promises. Her story is captivating, even riveting, within the best testimonio tradition: quite an accomplishment for her first book."--Francisco A. Lomelí, Professor, UCSB

"In her lyrical memoir, Ileana Araguti honors her native land in all of its beauty and conflicts with the kind of loving honesty every homeland deserves.  Shattered Paradise is one of the most moving memoirs I've read." --Bruce McAllister, author of The Village Sang to the Sea: A Memoir of Magic
 

"The author has delivered a well-written, moving manuscript.  She has a strong talent for writing in a way that readers can "see" the scenes she paints. I congratulate her."--Jim Dobkins, author and co-author of eleven books

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