Say Her Name

By Francisco Goldman
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410439529, 605pp.)

Publication Date: August 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Paperback, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2012 Reading Group
“Remembering is sometimes like 'juggling a hundred thousand crystal balls all at once, trying to keep all these memories going,' writes Francisco Goldman in this autobiographical work. This beautifully written book is, at the same time, an elegant and elegiac novel, a brutal and honest memoir, and the longest and most tender love letter in the world. Say Her Name is a gift of love for the author's beautiful young wife, Aura Estrada, who died after an accident in the waves at Mezunte beach in Mexico. Aura's absence is deeply felt throughout the whole book, and the last pages will take your breath away.”
-- Aggie Zivaljevic, Kepler's Books & Magazine, Menlo Park, CA
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the April 2011 Indie Next List
“Remembering is sometimes like 'juggling a hundred thousand crystal balls all at once, trying to keep all these memories going,' writes Francesco Goldman in this autobiographical work. This beautifully written book is, at the same time, an elegant, elegiac novel, a brutal and honest memoir, and the longest and most tender love letter in the world. Say her Name is a gift of love for the author's beautiful young wife, Aura Estrada, who died after an accident in the waves at Mezunte beach in Mexico. Aura's absence is deeply felt throughout the whole book, and the last pages of will take your breath away.”
-- Aggie Zivaljevic, Kepler's Books & Magazines, Belmont, CA


Description
In 2005, celebrated novelist Goldman married a beautiful young writer named Aura Estrada in a romantic Mexican hacienda. The month before their second anniversary, Aura broke her neck while body surfing. Francisco, blamed for Aura's death by her family and blaming himself, wanted to die, too. Instead, he wrote "Say Her Name," a novel chronicling his great love and unspeakable loss.

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