The Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar
Sometimes the best praise is just to sit and let the words you just read be absorbed fully, let them resonate in all those deep places within us that feel. This is one of those books.
I have no words. The wow factor isn't just because of the story, which by itself is hard hitting and hard to swallow at times, it's the incredible way Aida Salazar writes. She delivers her gut-wrenching, heartachingly beautiful prose that are also woven with hope. I am rarely rendered speechless, but Salazar did it. Just wow.