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Still Water Saints

(2007)
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“As perfect as the beads of a rosary.”
- Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

“Fresh, magical, beautiful, evocative” says Lisa See, about this wonderful first novel by Alex Espinoza. Still Water Saints chronicles a momentous year in the life of Agua Mansa, a largely Latino town beyond the fringes of Los Angeles and home to the Botánica Oshún, where people come seeking charms, herbs, and candles. Above all, they seek the guidance of Perla Portillo, the shop's owner. Perla has served the community for years, arming her clients with the tools to overcome all manner of crises, large and small. There is Juan, a man coming to terms with the death of his father; Nancy, a recently married schoolteacher; Shawn, an addict looking for peace in his chaotic life; and Rosa, a teenager trying to lose weight and find herself. But when a customer with a troubled and mysterious past arrives, Perla struggles to help and must confront both her unfulfilled hopes and doubts about her place in a rapidly changing world.

Imaginative, inspiring, lyrical, and beautifully written, Still Water Saints evokes the unpredictability of life and the resilience of the spirit through the journeys of the people of Agua Mansa, and especially of the one woman at the center of it all. Theirs are stories of faith and betrayal, love and loss, the bonds of family and community, and the constancy of change.

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Hardback Editions

July 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Still Water Saints: A Novel
Author(s): Alex Espinoza
ISBN: 0-330-44602-9 / 978-0-330-44602-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Still Water Saints: A Novel
Author(s): Alex Espinoza
ISBN: 1-4000-6539-9 / 978-1-4000-6539-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Still Water Saints
Author(s): Alex Espinoza
ISBN: 1-4472-4830-9 / 978-1-4472-4830-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Still Water Saints: A Novel
Author(s): Alex Espinoza
ISBN: 0-330-44604-5 / 978-0-330-44604-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Still Water Saints: A Novel
Author(s): Alex Espinoza
ISBN: 0-8129-7627-4 / 978-0-8129-7627-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Still Water Saints
Author(s): Alex Espinoza
ISBN: 1-4332-3500-5 / 978-1-4332-3500-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Still Water Saints
Author(s): Alex Espinoza
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2009 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Still Water Saints (Library
Author(s): Espinoza, Alex
ISBN: 1-4332-3497-1 / 978-1-4332-3497-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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January 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Still Water Saints (Library
Author(s): Espinoza, Alex
ISBN: 1-4332-3498-X / 978-1-4332-3498-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Still Water Saints: A Novel
Author(s): Alex Espinoza
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Still Water Saints: A Novel
Author(s): Alex Espinoza
Publisher: Random House
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