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Peterborough - Vanessa Blakeslee signing and discussing her novel "Juventud" about a young woman from Colombia

VANESSA BLAKESLEE signing and discussing her new novel JUVENTUD.   Growing up as the only daughter of a wealthy landowner in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, teenaged Mercedes Martinez knows a world of maids, armed guards, and private drivers. When she falls in love with Manuel, a fiery young activist with a passion for his faith and his country, she begins to understand the suffering of the desplazados who share her land. A startling discovery about her father forces Mercedes to doubt everything she thought she knew about her life, and she and Manuel make plans to run away together. But before they can, tragedy strikes in a single violent night. Mercedes flees Colombia for the United States and a life she never could have imagined. Fifteen years later, she returns to Colombia seeking the truth, but discovers that only more questions await. 

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Juventud Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940430584
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Curbside Splendor Publishing - October 27th, 2015

Train Shots Cover Image
ISBN: 9780984953844
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Burrow Press - March 4th, 2014

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