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Banana Heart Summer

Banana Heart Summer

(2008)
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In her lush, luminous debut novel, Merlinda Bobis creates a dazzling feast for all the senses. Richly imagined, gloriously written, Banana Heart Summer is an incandescent tale of food, family, and longing - at once a love letter to mothers and daughters and a lively celebration of friendship and community.

Twelve-year-old Nenita is hungry for everything: food, love, life. Growing up with five sisters and brothers, she searches for happiness in the magical smell of the deep-frying bananas of Nana Dora, who first tells Nenita the myth of the banana heart; in the tantalizing scent of Manolito, the heartthrob of Nenita and her friends; in the pungent aromas of the dishes she prepares for the most beautiful woman on Remedios Street. To Nenita, food is synonymous with love - the love she yearns to receive from her disappointed mother. But in this summer of broken hearts, new friendships, secrets, and discoveries, change will be as sudden and explosive as the monsoon that marks the end of the sweltering heat - and transforms Nenita's young life in ways she could never imagine.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Banana Heart Summer (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Merlinda Bobis
ISBN: 1-4104-1034-X / 978-1-4104-1034-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Banana Heart Summer
Author(s): Merlinda Bobis
ISBN: 0-385-34112-1 / 978-0-385-34112-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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Kindle Editions

May 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Banana Heart Summer
Author(s): Merlinda Bobis
Publisher: Delta
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2004 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Banana Heart Summer
Author(s): Merlinda Bobis
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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