The Return

The Return

Book - 2008
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Beneath the majestic towers of the Alhambra, Granada's cobbled streets resonate with music and secrets. Sonia Cameron knows nothing of the city's shocking past; she is here to dance. But in a quiet café, a chance conversation and an intriguing collection of old photographs draw her into the extraordinary tale of Spain's devastating civil war.



Seventy years earlier, the café is home to the close-knit Ramírez family. In 1936, an army coup led by Franco shatters the country's fragile peace, and in the heart of Granada the family witnesses the worst atrocities of conflict. Divided by politics and tragedy, everyone must take a side, fighting a personal battle as Spain rips itself apart.



Captivating and deeply moving, Victoria Hislop's second novel is as inspiring as her international bestselling debut, The Island .

Publisher: London : Headline Review, 2008.
ISBN: 9780755332939
0755332938
Characteristics: 420 p. : map ; 25 cm.

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Rock_Shadow
Jul 04, 2013

Vivid and visual book. The story line that connects the past and present is predicable, but the beauty of the images, and the tragedies the Spanish Civil War brought to the families, communities, and the whole country is memorable. Worthwhile read, especially for those not closely familiar with events of the Spanish Civil war.

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carol507
Mar 20, 2011

What an outstanding book--well written, descriptions so real that I could actually picture sceneries. Good history book of Civil War in Spain as well as story. Can't wait to go to Spain.

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feefee1
Dec 11, 2009

This is an excellent book. It gives you an insight into the civil war in Spain throught the eyes of a family living in Granada.

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