The Coconut Latitudes (Paperback)
Secrets, Storms, and Survival in the Caribbean
She Writes Press, 9781631529016, 207pp.
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
"Gold Medal Winner, Autobiography/Memoir, 2015 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards." Rita is an infant when her father leaves a successful career in the US to live in paradise a seaside village in the Dominican Republic. The Coconut Latitudes is her haunting, lyrical memoir of surviving a reality far from the envisioned Eden and of the terrible cost of keeping secrets.