Review by Ellen K.
Marisol disappeared during the Cuban Revolution; now, her spirit visits her nephew Ramón. Ramón begins to investigate her story while Marisol’s spirit rediscovers her history. Along the way, we get a glimpse of Cuba during and after the Revolution.
Beautifully written, The Book of Lost Saints interweaves historical fiction and contemporary fiction. It gives a window into a specific historic place and time while also exploring universal themes of community and family.
I enjoyed spending time with the characters while reading The Book of Lost Saints, and I appreciated learning more about the Cuban Revolution, which was unfamiliar to me. I also appreciated the bits of Spanish sprinkled through the book. This helped bring alive the cultural setting of the book.