The Bitter Taste of Time

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Love and sorrow and men on Fridays: a fragrant, earthy tale of passions and Spanish womenAfter the absurd but tragic death of her husband, Maria Encarna turns her granite house in northern Spain into a pension, opening it up to strangers with their colorful stories of demons and wars.The pension is very much a woman's world: there's Maria, the family's imposing matriarch, known as Maria la Reina -- the Queen -- because of her haughty manner and legendary beauty; Maria's two unmarried sisters, Cecilia and Carmen, the first ...

The Bitter Taste of Time 2008, Thomas Dunne Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312364670

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The Bitter Taste of Time 2000, HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780006481508

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Bitter Taste of Time 1998, HarperCollins Canada, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780002245739

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