She grasped for her mother’s memories,

vanishing because of dementia,

And hoped to make her mother’s

adventurous life be everlasting.

Available At Most Online Bookstores

She grasped for her mother’s memories,

vanishing because of dementia,

And hoped to make her mother’s

adventurous life be everlasting.

At Most Online Bookstores

Based on a true story: a daughter challenges the gender norms of her time to become a revolutionary activist for social justice in Costa Rica. Later, in an adventurous escape from an abusive husband, she emigrates to the US and successfully provides for her five children. But for the promise never to forget, her daughter asserts a triumph over her mother’s devastating dementia.

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Based on a true story: a daughter challenges the gender norms of her time to become a revolutionary activist for social justice in Costa Rica. Later, in an adventurous escape from an abusive husband, she emigrates to the US and successfully provides for her five children. But for the promise never to forget, her daughter asserts a triumph over her mother’s devastating dementia.

Based on a true story: a daughter challenges the gender norms of her time to become a revolutionary activist for social justice in Costa Rica. Later, in an adventurous escape from an abusive husband, she emigrates to the US and successfully provides for her five children. But for the promise never to forget, her daughter asserts a triumph over her mother’s devastating dementia.

Reader Reviews

“What an adventure! This woman has guts! I was very gripped by her determination to be a part of the change in her world. She is at once brave, bull-headed, and extremely feminine” (Kristie L.)


“to see someone you love and… go through something that turns them into a shell of a human is really heartbreaking. You wrote these moments really skillfully” (Monika M.)


“at first seems like a simple tale about a young Costa Rican girl… But as you work through the chapters, enraptured by the authentic and believable dialogue…, you begin to understand how personal, wonderful and adventurous this story really is.” (Dustin B.)


“this breath-taking, sweeping novel, written with intelligence and love, with real, three-dimensional characters and a gripping, believable storyline.” (Kevin G.)

Reader Reviews

“What an adventure! This woman has guts! I was very gripped by her determination to be a part of the change in her world. She is at once brave, bull-headed, and extremely feminine” (Kristie L.)


“to see someone you love and… go through something that turns them into a shell of a human is really heartbreaking. You wrote these moments really skillfully” (Monika M.)


“at first seems like a simple tale about a young Costa Rican girl… But as you work through the chapters, enraptured by the authentic and believable dialogue…, you begin to understand how personal, wonderful and adventurous this story really is.” (Dustin B.)


“this breath-taking, sweeping novel, written with intelligence and love, with real, three-dimensional characters and a gripping, believable storyline.” (Kevin G.)

Carlos Alvarado

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