The Memory Stones

The Memory Stones

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Buenos Aires. 1976. In the heat of summer, the Ferrero family escapes to the lush expanse of Tigre. Osvaldo, a distinguished doctor, and his wife Yolanda, gather with their daughters, sensible Julieta who lives in Miami, and wilful Graciela - nineteen, and madly in love with her fiance, Jose. Those days will be the last the family ever spends together. On their return to Buenos Aires, the Argentine military stages a coup. Friends and colleagues disappear overnight, and Osvaldo is forced to flee to Europe. When Jose is abducted, Graciela goes into hiding, then vanishes in turn. Osvaldo can only witness the disintegration of his family from afar, while Yolanda fights on the ground for some trace of their beloved daughter. Soon she realises they may be fighting for an unknown grandchild as well. Heartbreaking and beautiful, The Memory Stones tells the story of the Disappeared, thousands of Argentinians who fell victim to the violence of the period. Depicting the despair and hope of one family seeking to rebuild itself after unimaginable loss, it is a lyrical, devastating portrait of a country that has come face to face with terror and the long, dark shadow it leaves behind.
Publisher: London : 2016. Bloomsbury,
ISBN: 9781408872826
Branch Call Number: AF BROT

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LoganLib_JennyI Aug 23, 2017

Marcus Garvey said "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin or culture is like a tree without roots". In a globalised world we must be aware of all countries' pasts and aim not to repeat inhumane, discriminating and power hungry actions. The consequences of any atro... Read More »


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Bobbie43
Oct 03, 2017

The Memory Stones is beautifully written and encourages more research into the period when thousands of Argentinians disappeared during the years under the rule of the Junta. However, there appears to be very little information easily available.

LoganLib_JennyI Aug 23, 2017

Marcus Garvey said "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin or culture is like a tree without roots". In a globalised world we must be aware of all countries' pasts and aim not to repeat inhumane, discriminating and power hungry actions. The consequences of any atrocity touch not only the victims, but future generations also, in painful and damaging ways.
The Memory Stones is a well told story which educated me about a part of Argentinian modern history I was unaware of. The longing, heartfelt pain and emptiness rise out of Caroline Brothers prose.

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