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Fans of historical fiction will love this novel set in late 19th century Spain that tells the story of the real-life infanta Princess Eulalia, daughter of Isabel II. Bold and outspoken, Eulalia became a foreign emissary traveling to Cuba in the heat of the revolution and to America to the Chicago World’s Fair, where she hopes to find a publisher for her scandalous memoir. Fast-paced, full of adventure, and with a touch of romance.
— From Wendee
Praise for The Living Infinite
“A wonderfully compact saga . . . Fresh, fast-moving historical fiction from a master storyteller.”
"A vivid and enthralling tale of love and redemption.”
"...this little-known but fascinating piece of history should appeal widely.”
"The defiant, adventurous spirit of Eulalia gleams throughout this historical novel."
"[An] enchantingly scented breeze of a novel [that] held me rapt from its opening page."
“A gripping fictional tale of one woman’s quest to break from the rigors of palace life and pursue an independent autonomous course. [...] An engaging read sure to inspire armchair historians and those, like Eulalia, tired of having their voices ignored.”
"Spellbinding, [...] expressive and rich [...] What is so compelling about Acevedo’s fictional and historical tale is the deft and illuminating ways she paints the many lives of women who lived in a century that favored men and their escapades."
—The Miami Rail
“Through gem-like clarity and sparkle, Acevedo gives readers a glimpse into the past...entertaining and insightful.”
—Midwest Book Review
“Acevedo mixes historical facts with her own inventions in such a masterful way that it is impossible to distinguish where history stops and Acevedo’s imagination begins. That, and her keen and sparing use of vivid details [...], marks The Living Infinite
as a masterwork of historical fiction.”
Praise for Chantel Acevedo's The Distant Marvels
"Acevedo here makes a significant contribution to contemporary literature...This is a major, uniquely powerful, and startlingly beautiful novel that should bring Acevedo's name to the top echelon of this generation's writers."
"Rich and engrossing...quite aside from the human perceptivity and warmth that distinguish The Distant Marvels
, is a writing style of an elegance rarely encountered in contemporary fiction."—Philadelphia Inquirer
"The Distant Marvels
is a wonderful story about the stories we tell each other and what they reveal about ourselves."—The San Francisco Chronicle
"Acevedo takes a great story to another level with her remarkable storytelling."—Cedar Rapids Gazette
"Irresistible moments of rebellion and bravery define this tale."—Kirkus Reviews
"As Hurricane Flora blows past Fidel Castro's new Cuba, Acevedo's heartbreaking and humane novel comes to a memorable conclusion." —Publishers Weekly