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Marisa de los Santos

Autor(a) de Love Walked In

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About the Author

Marisa de los Santos is an American author and poet. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in Virginia. She earned an English degree from the University of Virginia, as well as an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D in English and Creative Writing from the University of mostrar mais Houston. In addition to her collection of poetry entitled From the Bones Out, Marisa has written numerous novels, including: The Precious One, Falling Together, Belong to Me and Love Walked in. She also co-wrote Saving Lucas Biggs, with children's author, David Teague. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Marisa de los Santos

Love Walked In (2005) 2,491 exemplares
Belong to Me (2008) 1,733 exemplares
Falling Together (2011) 553 exemplares
The Precious One (2015) 409 exemplares
I'll Be Your Blue Sky (2018) 378 exemplares
Saving Lucas Biggs (2014) 208 exemplares
I'd Give Anything: A Novel (2020) 164 exemplares
Connect the Stars (2015) 141 exemplares
Watch It Shine: A Novel (2023) 42 exemplares
From the Bones Out (2000) 21 exemplares
O Amor Chegou (2008) 1 exemplar
Saving Lucas Bigus 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999) — Contribuidor — 265 exemplares
Babaylan: An Anthology of Filipina and Filipina American Writers (2000) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation (2004) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
de los Santos, Marisa
Outros nomes
Whren, Merrillee
Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Virginia, USA
Wilmington, Delaware, USA
University of Virginia (BA, English)
Sarah Lawrence College (MFA, Poetry)
University of Houston (Ph.D, English, Creative Writing)

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Marisa and her husband live with their son and daughter in Wilmington, Delaware.



This was an amazing novel – first because of the beautiful writing. The descriptions of nature were often poetic, lyrical, and evocative – reminded me of the memorable writing in "Where the Crawdads Sing." As the publisher’s blurb says, the story is a “captivating, beautifully written drama involving family, friendship, secrets, sacrifice, courage, and true love.”

This novel is told in two timelines, the 1950s and the present day. A few weeks before she dies, elderly Edith Herron encourages Clare Hobbes to reconsider her upcoming marriage to Zach. Clare doesn’t know Edith, but her wise words give Clare the courage to follow her heart.

Then three weeks later Clare learns she has inherited Edith’s old but well-kept house on the Delaware shore. She now has “Light and space all my own. A place to breathe easy. I told (Edith) I used to carry my safe place around with me like a turtle, but then, when I got involved with Zach, I somehow stopped.”

Clare’s mother sums it up: “An almost total stranger talked you out of your engagement to the wrong man and then gave you a safe place to go. Unbelievable.”

Thus begins the adventure of Clare and her long-time friend (and former boyfriend) Dev putting together the puzzle pieces. The clues are there for the reader, and sometimes the truth is easier to figure out than other times, but when I had finished the last page I felt satisfied with the story, the characters, and the resolution.

Content warning: vivid descriptions of domestic violence

Apparently, this is the third book with the same characters from the two novels in the series titled: "Love Walked In." It easily reads as a stand-alone, though now I’ll have to go find the earlier two and return to this world and these characters.
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PhyllisReads | 30 outras críticas | Mar 15, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | 103 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Very good story of finding themselves and each other.
bentstoker | 103 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |
I really enjoyed Edith’s story. However the modern story around Clare fell flat, particularly at the end. I’m giving this four stars because I enjoyed the beginning of the book so much, but one the fence for three.
cmahaffey | 30 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |



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