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Family Lore

Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Marte women are preparing for a gathering that will change their
lives forever.

Flor has a gift: she can predict, to the day, when someone will die. So when
she decides to host her own living wake – bringing together her family and
community to celebrate her long life – her sisters Matilde, Pastora and Camila
are concerned. What has she foreseen?

But Flor isn’t the only one with a secret. Matilde has tried to hide the extent of
her husband’s infidelity for years, and now must confront the true state of her
marriage. Pastora – always on a mission to solve her sisters’ problems –
needs to come to terms with her past. And Camila, the youngest sibling, has
decided she no longer wants to be taken for granted. Alongside their
struggles, the next generation of Marte women face their own tumult of family
obligations, infertility, and heartache.

Spanning the three days prior to the wake, Family Lore traces the intertwining
stories of these sisters and cousins, mothers and daughters, aunts and
nieces, to ask the ultimate question: what does it take to live a good life, for
yourself and those you love?

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