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Summary The Ladies of Managua è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù When Maria Vazuez returns to Nicaragua for her beloved grandfather's funeral she brings with her a mysterious package from her grandmother's past—and a secret of her own And she also carries the burden of her tense relationship with her mother Ninexin oAving her to be raised by her grandmother Isabela as Ninexin worked to build the new Nicaragua As Ninexin tries to reach her daughter and Maria wrestles with her expectations for her romance with an older man Isabela the mourning widow is lost in memories of attending boarding school in 1950’s New Orleans where she loved and lost almost sixty years ago When the three women come together to bid farewell to the man who anchored their family they are forced. This was such a fun read Told from the perspective of three different generations the novel centers around the complicated family relationships that make for great reading experiences Each chapter allows readers to hear from the voices of a grandmother daughter and grand daughter as they meet together for the funeral of the husbandfathergrandfather Present uickly turns to history as we learn how these women have come to their present condition of consistently disappointing each other in their attempts to show love to each other The book is filled with insights about family dynamics and how difficult it can be for someone to be a mother daughter and independent personThe characters are interesting and the setting is fantastic Readers have the opportunity to move into the elite circles of wealthy Nicaraguan families presenting a view of this society that I have often been curious about I had the pleasure of visiting Nicaragua last summer and the people completely stole my heart I saw a completely different Nicaragua than the one portrayed in this book again showing me the danger of a single story At the same time the challenges these women faced in understanding one another are common to most anyone and I think many readers will be enchanted by this storyAnd for my friends who love Nicaragua as much as I do this is a highly recommended read

The Ladies of ManaguaAving her to be raised by her grandmother Isabela as Ninexin worked to build the new Nicaragua As Ninexin tries to reach her daughter and Maria wrestles with her expectations for her romance with an older man Isabela the mourning widow is lost in memories of attending boarding school in 1950’s New Orleans where she loved and lost almost sixty years ago When the three women come together to bid farewell to the man who anchored their family they are forced. This was such a fun read Told from the perspective of three different generations the novel centers around the complicated family relationships that make for great reading experiences Each chapter allows readers to hear from the voices of a grandmother daughter and grand daughter as they meet together for the funeral of the husbandfathergrandfather Present uickly turns to history as we learn how these women have come to their present condition of consistently disappointing each other in their attempts to show love to each other The book is filled with insights about family dynamics and how difficult it can be for someone to be a mother daughter and independent personThe characters are interesting and the setting is fantastic Readers have the opportunity to move into the elite circles of wealthy Nicaraguan families presenting a view of this society that I have often been curious about I had the pleasure of visiting Nicaragua last summer and the people completely stole my heart I saw a completely different Nicaragua than the one portrayed in this book again showing me the danger of a single story At the same time the challenges these women faced in understanding one another are common to most anyone and I think many readers will be enchanted by this storyAnd for my friends who love Nicaragua as much as I do this is a highly recommended read

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The Ladies of Managua ✓ When Maria Vazuez returns to Nicaragua for her beloved grandfather's funeral she brings with her a mysterious package from her grandmother's past and a secret of her own And she also carries the burden of her tense relationship with her mother Ninexin once a storied revolutionary now a tireless government employee Between Maria and Ninexin lies a chasm created by the death of Maria’s father who was killed during the revolution when Maria was an infant le. This book is written in the first person from the viewpoint of three women Isabela Ninexin and Maria Isabela is 78 years old and mother to Celia and Ninexin She and her husband Ignacio raised Maria because Ninexin was a freedom fighter in the Nicaraguan revolution and then became a government minister too busy to raise a child by herself Ninexin's husband Manuel died in the revolutionMaria is now manager of an art gallery in New York city and living with Allen a painter who is interested in his paintings than Ninexin Ignacio dies and all three women come together for his funeral There is a lot of emotion between the three women and I could not read than 10 15 pages a day because it was such an emotional book I even stopped reading it for a few days to give my brain a rest Think of the movie Terms of Endearment with its mother daughter issues Isabela also pines for the man Mauricio that she wanted to marry but was stopped at the altar by her parents Some uotes Ninexin on her relationship with MariaMariana I lose Mariana again every time I see her and I never seem to get any better at itMaria talking about her grandfather whose soul Dona Olga said is supposed to be hovering for the next forty daysIsabelaif you live long enough you start to lose the need to please everyone else all of the timeI liked the descriptive Nicaraguan atmosphere myths description of wildlife colorful houses and kind people The healing process begins about 23rds of the way in and by the end there is peace for all three women Perhaps I would have enjoyed it if it was not so far out of my usual reading genres mysterybiographyhistory I would classify this book as women's fictionIsabela has some laugh out lines in the final third of the bookI rate it 35 starsrounded up to4 out of 5 starsThanks to the publisher for sending me this book through the Goodreads Giveaway programMy wife just read this book and she rates it a solid 4 stars review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free × Eleni N. Gage

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Eleni N. Gage × 5 Summary To confront their complicated passionate relationships with each other and with their country and to reveal the secrets that each of them have worked to conceal Lushly evocative of Nicaragua its tumultuous history and vibrant present The Ladies of Managua brings you into the lives of three strong and magnetic women as they uncover the ramifications of the choices they made in their pasts and begin to understand the ways in which love can shape their futur. Novel set in Nicaragua a glimpse of the landscape and the history of NicaraguaWhen Maria Vasuez returns to Nicaragua to attend the funeral of her much loved grandfather bringing a mysterious package for her grandmother she steps straight back into the tensions that have always existed in her relationship with her mother Ninexin who had been a famous revolutionary instrumental in helping to create the new Nicaragua Maria has secrets and troubles of her own in the form of a reluctant to commit older boyfriend who is so absorbed in his burgeoning career as an artist that he is barely aware of Maria’s existence In fact invisibility seems to have been Maria’s fate for much of her life – her mother was too busy fighting and then rebuilding the country to have any time for her and her father died when she was a baby gunned down in somewhat suspicious circumstances that are never explained to Maria The infant Maria was raised by her doting grandmother Isabella who nurses secrets of her own When Maria tried to ask uestions about her father all she is given is the rather enigmatic reply “Revolutionaries make bad husbands”This very well crafted novel has three narrators the three ladies of the title Maria Ninexin and Isabella and the story moves between the three voices and time scales seemingly effortlessly unfolding in a leisurely manner through these three different viewpoints The first half of the book is taken up with each woman’s private thoughts Maria’s anxiety about her relationship and resentment of her mother; Ninexin’s guilt at her abandonment of her daughter; and Isabella’s obsession over a long ago love affair The novel really leaps to life however when the secrets begin to be revealed which coincides with the arrival of Maria’s boyfriend Allen who has come hot foot in pursuit of her Over the rest of the book Maria gets some answers to her uestions particularly the one about revolutionaries making bad husbandsIt reuires real skill on the part of a writer to create such different voices for each of the three characters but surely the most beguiling has got to be Isabella as she takes us back to her girlhood in 1950’s New Orleans Gage tells us in her acknowledgements that the character is based on her husband’s grandmother and it’s easy to believe There is real truth in this character and in her story Isabella is fascinating and infuriating in eual measure but you never tire of hearing her talk particularly when she is addressing and putting in his place the rather hapless AllenI loved this book loved the glimpse into such different and differing lives but what is perhaps best of all about it is the view it gives you of the landscape and the history of Nicaragua both past and present Nicaragua I am told is one of the really up and coming travel destinations and reading this novel it isn’t hard to see why