Friday, December 19, 2014

This Just In… The Coconut Latitudes: Secrets, Storms and Survival in the Caribbean by Rita M. Gardner

The Coconut Latitudes is a memoir about a childhood in paradise, a journey into unexpected misery, and a twisted path to redemption and truth.

Leaving a successful career in the U.S., a father makes the fateful decision to settle his wife and two young daughters on an isolated beach in the Dominican Republic. He plants ten thousand coconut seedlings and declares they are the luckiest people alive.

In reality, the family is in the path of hurricanes and in the grip of a brutal dictator. Against a backdrop of shimmering palms and kaleidoscope sunsets, a crisis causes the already fragile family to implode. The Coconut Latitudes is a haunting, lyrical memoir of surviving a reality far from the envisioned Eden, the terrible cost of keeping secrets, and the transformative power of truth and love.

You can order The Coconut Latitudes here. Visit author Rita M. Gardner on the web here. ◊

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