“A Wedding in Haiti” is feminist novelist and poet Julia Alvarez’s newest book. In her characteristically minimalist prose, Alvarez tells the true story of four of the most transformative relationships of her life: with her husband, with her parents, with a young man named Piti whom she meets when she starts a coffee farm in the Dominican Republic, and with Haiti. She first visits Haiti when Piti calls to cash in her promise that she would be at his wedding. Almost a year later, she goes back to witness the destruction of the 2010 earthquake first-hand. The story is beautiful, heartbreaking and hilarious all at once. This is one book you will not want to put down.
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