The Book of Lost Saints

The Book of Lost Saints

An evocative multigenerational Cuban American family story of revolution, loss, violence, and family bonds

Marisol vanished during the Cuban Revolution, her fate unknown and lost to time. Now, haunted by atrocities long-forgotten, her foul-mouthed spirit visits her nephew, Ramon, in modern-day New Jersey. Her hope: That her presence will prompt her descendant to unearth their painful family history.

Ramon launches a haphazard investigation into the story of his ancestor, unaware of the forces driving him on his search. Along the way, he falls in love, discovers a new sense of his own identity, faces a run-in with a murderous gangster, and learns of each "lost saint" who helped Marisol during her imprisonment under Batista's reign.

Uplifting and evocative, The Book of Lost Saints is a meditation on family, forgiveness, and the violent struggle to be free.

Title:The Book of Lost Saints
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250185822
Format Type:Pdf, Epub, pdb, txt, docx, doc, ibook

    The Book of Lost Saints Reviews

  • Olivia (Stories For Coffee)

    The Book of Lost Saints is a mesmerizing book that sucked me deep into the heart of a story that brought forth a world of emotions inside me that I’m still trying to process. Told in a 3rd person om...

  • Jocelyn

    Revolution asks that its children put not only their own lives on the line, but the lives of all their friends and loved ones as well. It's a wide, sweeping trap, an ever-yawning crevice in the earth...

  • Sarah-Hope

    The Book of Lost Saints is a Cuban family story with a heart firmly planted in the world of magical realism. Ramón, one of two central characters, is a hospital security guard by day and an exception...

  • Eileen

    4-4.5 starsWow, what an ending! This was no an easy book to read, partly because it was hard to figure out what was going on at the beginning, and partly because of the subject matter. This book cover...

  • Didi Chanoch

    There are some things which you are likely to encounter in a DJO book. There will be music. There will be complex family stuff (stuff: dynamics, relationships, magical legacies). There will probably b...

  • 2TReads

    -So if you ever wonder what we, the disappeared, dream of in our darkest hours, know that it is you: those who remain- Marisol.Daniel Jose Older has delivered a story of a family, secrets, revolution,...

  • Morgan M. Page

    Hands down the best novel I've read all year. Daniel José Older's The Book of Lost Saints reinvents the diasporic family saga, pivoting its perspective not only to the displaced but to the very souls...

  • Stephanie

    Slated for release on November 9th, 2019, The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel José Older is a haunting and intriguing book that readers are going to love.The story centers around Marisol, a spirit who ...

  • Jennifer

    Thanks to partner NetGalley for the digital ARC of Daniel José Older’s The Book of Lost Saints in exchange for an honest review. The book releases Tuesday, November 5.“They came in boats and airp...

  • Paul

    The Book of Lost Saints is ghost story of sorts. One that spans generations and a revolution and a bifurcation of cultures. The story is narrated by Marisol and the first few chapters definitely take ...