Sandra Benitez's first novel was A Place Where the Sea Remembers. She grew up in El Salvador, attended high school and college in Missouri, and now divides her time between Edina, Minnesota, where she teaches creative writing, and Mexico.
"Grabs us at the most visceral level . . . Benitez's clear writing and considerable imagination enable her to make the political personal, luminous, and even comic." --Ms. "An elegant epic . . . Benitez is a remarkable storyteller." --The Denver Post "Packs an emotional punch . . . A compelling read." --The Boston Globe "Explores passion, politics, love, death and betrayal in an intricately plotted mystery . . . Moving and lyrical." --Minneapolis Star Tribune