In 2005, celebrated novelist Francisco Goldman married a beautiful young writer named Aura Estrada in a romantic Mexican hacienda. The month before their second anniversary, during a long-awaited holiday, Aura broke her neck while body surfing. Francisco, blamed for Aura's death by her family and blaming himself, wanted to die, too. Instead, he wrote Say Her Name, a novel chronicling his great love and unspeakable loss, tracking the stages of grief when pure love gives way to bottomless pain.

Suddenly a widower, Goldman collects everything he can about his wife, hungry to keep Aura alive with every memory. From her childhood and university days in Mexico City with her fiercely devoted mother to her studies at Columbia University, through their newlywed years in New York City and travels to Mexico and Europe--and always through the prism of her gifted writings--Goldman seeks her essence and grieves her loss. Humor leavens the pain as he lives through the madness of grief and creates a living portrait of a love as joyous as it is deep and profound.

Say Her Name is a love story, a bold inquiry into destiny and accountability, and a tribute to Aura, who she was and who she would've been.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A beautiful love story, and an extraordinary story of loss." - Colm Tóibín


Used availability for Francisco Goldman's Say Her Name

Hardback Editions

August 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Say Her Name (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
ISBN: 1-4104-3952-6 / 978-1-4104-3952-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Say Her Name
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
ISBN: 1-61185-602-7 / 978-1-61185-602-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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April 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Say Her Name: A Novel
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
ISBN: 0-8021-1981-6 / 978-0-8021-1981-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Paperback Editions

1601 : USA Paperback
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Title: Say Her Name
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
ISBN: 1-61185-594-2 / 978-1-61185-594-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Say Her Name: A Novel
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
ISBN: 0-8021-4580-9 / 978-0-8021-4580-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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April 2012 : Paperback
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Title: [(Say Her Name)] [Author: Francisco Goldman] published on (April, 2012)
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
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Audio Editions

March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: Say Her Name
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
Publisher: Tantor and Blackstone Publishing
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March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: Say Her Name
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
Publisher: Tantor and Blackstone Publishing
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May 2011 : Audio CD
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Title: Say Her Name Lib/E
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Say Her Name: A Novel
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
ISBN: 1-4526-0206-9 / 978-1-4526-0206-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Say Her Name: Library Edition
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
ISBN: 1-4526-3206-5 / 978-1-4526-3206-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
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May 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Say Her Name: A Novel
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
ISBN: 1-4526-5206-6 / 978-1-4526-5206-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Say Her Name
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Say Her Name
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Say Her Name
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Say Her Name
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Say Her Name
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
Publisher: Grove Press UK
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April 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Say Her Name: A Novel
Author(s): Francisco Goldman
Publisher: Grove Press
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