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1 August, 2014
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The Heart Has Its Reasons by Maria Dueñas

The Heart Has Its Reasons by Maria DuenasNovember 11, 2014 from Atria Books


Blanca Perea is a college professor in Madrid who seems to have it all. But her perfect career and marriage start to unravel when her husband of twenty years suddenly leaves her for another woman. Devastated, Blanca is forced to question the life she once had and how well she truly knows herself. She leaves Madrid for San Francisco, where she becomes entrenched in the history of an enigmatic Spanish writer who died decades earlier. The more Blanca discovers about this man, the more she is enthralled by the ill-fated loves, half truths, and silent ambitions that haunted his life.

With lush, imaginative prose and unforgettable characters, The Heart Has Its Reasons is a journey of the soul that takes readers from Spain to California, between the thorny past and all-too-real present. It is a story about the thrill of creating one’s life anew.


Sometimes, I just want to read a book from a writer that is not from North America.  Unfortunately for me, I don’t speak any language but English so I am always pretty much stuck until a great book gets adapted into English and I am able to dive into it.  I haven’t read The Heart Has Its Reasons by Maria Dueñas yet, but I have heard nothing but good things about it both here and across the pond!

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