May 6, 2015

Spotlight + Giveaway: The Ladies of Managua by Eleni N. Gage

Hey everyone! Today I have the great opportunity to introduce you to a novel that just released on May 5th - The Ladies of Managua! Read on for more information about the book and author - and don't forget to enter to win your own copy!

The Ladies of Managua: A Novel
Author: Eleni N. Gage
Genre: General Fiction/Historical Fiction
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Press


When Maria Vazquez 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, leaving 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 to 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 futures.
ELENI N. GAGE is a journalist who writes regularly for publications including Real Simple, Parade, Travel+Leisure, The New York Times, T: The New York Times Travel Magazine, Dwell, Elle, Elle Decor and The American Scholar. Currently Executive Editor at Martha Stewart Weddings and formerly beauty editor at People, Eleni graduated with an AB in Folklore and Mythology from Harvard University and an MFA from Columbia University. She lives in New York City with her husband and their young daughter. (Author photo taken from Goodreads.)

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 Giveaway: The publisher is graciously allowing me to give away (1) copy of The Ladies of Managua! Open to US only!


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