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The Time in Between


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Alisha C, December 29, 2011 (view all comments by Alisha C)
The Time In Between is a twist on the normal coming of age stories. In the beginning, Sira is young, a daughter of a single mother, working as an assistant to her mother and Dona Manuela, running errands and sweeping floors. Duenas moves quickly through this portion of Sira’s life and gets us to the moments that shape her fate and send Sira on her adventures. In the end, she’s evolved into a strong-willed, charming and, at moments, quite cunning woman.

We travel with Sira through tough times, happy moments, loneliness, and true bliss. She breaks out of the life that is laid out before her and fights (sometimes unwillingly) to create a life of her own. She grows from a confused teenager into a woman who knows what she wants and in many ways, how to obtain it. She takes extreme risks, and some moments of The Time In Between will have you hanging on every word. I enjoyed this novel and look forward to future offerings from Maria Duenas. (excerpt from full review at
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Laurie Blum, October 26, 2011 (view all comments by Laurie Blum)
What could be better than a fictional history blended with an exquisite family saga such as the one I just completed. Maria Duenas' "The Time in Between" is a literary journey which takes the reader along with main character, Sira Quiroga, a young Spanish seamstress, to Morocco, Tangiers, Madrid & beyond...the book involves the Spanish Civil War & captures the atmosphere of the tumultuous 30's & 40's accurately. Like Sira, I, too, love needlework, sewing, fabric & yarn...the vivid colorful descriptions of design were thrilling & came to life in my critical eyes as I read this novel based on betrayal, loss, love, survival in the years preceding and during WWII. Brava!!
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Duenas, Maria
Atria Books
Literature-A to Z
Downton Abbey; Downtown Abby; Maria Duenas; Sherlock Holmes; World War II; WWII; World War Two; Hitler; Nazis; Paris Wife; Postmistress; Paula McLain; Sarah Blake; Coco Chanel; CoCo Chanel; Life is Beautiful
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Dueñas's wonderful debut (a runaway bestseller in her native Spain) opens during the mid-1930s as Spain is on the brink of civil war and young Sira Quiroga is preparing a simple wedding in Madrid, where she lives. Sira's plans are thrown off track when she meets Ramiro Arribas, the cunning older manager of a typewriter shop who convinces her to embark on an exotic life in Morocco. The future that he envisions for her differs from what he imagines for himself, however, and he abandons Sira after pilfering her inheritance and leaving her saddled with debt. Newly adrift, Sira travels to northern Morocco, where she is reluctantly taken in by Candeleria, a disreputable woman known for housing dispossessed souls. In Candeleria's care, Sira returns to her roots as a dressmaker's apprentice. Realizing her talent with a needle and thread, Candeleria takes advantage, quietly financing Sira's efforts and taking half the profits. As WWII looms, an influential client implores Sira to make a dangerous return to Madrid and set up shop there, adding another level of difficulty and peril to her journey. This thrilling debut is marked by immaculate prose and a driving narrative, establishing Dueñas as a writer to watch." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , The thrilling, internationally bestselling novel about a haute couture seamstress who becomes an undercover spy for the British Secret Service during World War II.

A #1 bestseller in Spain with more than 1.5 million copies sold, The Time In Between has taken readers by storm with its unforgettable tale of adventure, tragedy, love, and war. Readers will fall in love with MarÍa DueÑas’s dazzlingly inspiring heroine, Sira Quiroga.

"Synopsis" by , The Time In Between follows the story of a seamstress who becomes the most sought-after couturiere during the Spanish Civil War and World War II.
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