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Searching for a latin American novel from late 1980's with a character called Gertrude.

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CountTessa Tue 11-Aug-20 09:44:00

@Winniewonka I think you might be right

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Winniewonka Sat 01-Aug-20 13:15:15

@CountTessa - Hi! Have you had chance to check back in Books section? I think I might have answered your query😀

Winniewonka Fri 17-Jul-20 15:02:15

Is it Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel ? There's a Gertrudis who's is a sister to the main character?

CaptainNelson Thu 16-Jul-20 23:18:32

Sorry, I think I confused it with Gabriela (Gabriela, Cravo e Canela)

CaptainNelson Thu 16-Jul-20 23:14:36

Am I dreaming, or is there a Jorge Amado novel with a Gertrude? He certainly liked brave, bold and fearless women - but I may be confusing myself. I will investigate...

CountTessa Thu 16-Jul-20 21:40:25

No its much older than that. I'm sure I read it around 1988- 1994

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clairethewitch70 Thu 16-Jul-20 21:23:55

The Lightening Dreamer by Margarita Engle?

CountTessa Thu 16-Jul-20 21:20:40

That's about it really. I remember really enjoying it. Gertrude was brave bold fearless.. but who wrote it.

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