Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story
(Simon & Schuster, 2019)
Historical research, current reporting, and cultural analysis combine to give a thorough understanding of Latin America through the stories of three people who represent three obsessions. For silver, a symbol of exploitation and greed, we have Leonor Gonzales, who lives in the Andes and works in the mines. Carlos Buergos, a Cuban who came to the U.S. in the Mariel boatlift, represents the sword of power, dictatorships, violence, and terrorism. Xavier Albo, a Spanish Jesuit priest, lives in Bolivia and is devoted to indigenous people. He represents stone: religion of all kinds – ancient temples as well as cathedrals, faith that can bind and harm.
10:00 AM | Lewes Public Library
Marie Arana, award-winning Peruvian-American author of fiction and nonfiction, is a literary advisor to the U.S. Librarian of Congress, director of the National Book Festival, and the former editor-in-chief of The Washington Post’s Book World.
Ms. Arana will be interviewed by Laurie S. Fulton. Ambassador Fulton served as U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, where she managed relations with Denmark, Greenland, and the Fareo Islands. She is a retired partner in the law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., where she practiced for more than two decades.