Palm Trees in the Snow

Genre: Fiction

Palm Trees in the Snow

At once an epic family drama and a sweeping love story that spans both an ocean and a generation, Palm Trees in the Snow is an emotionally gripping and historically vivid tale of the secrets that can destroy a family—and the bonds that endure. When Clarence of Rabaltué discovers a series of old letters from her father’s past, she begins to doubt everything she thought she knew about her once-noble family. Her father and his brother worked in the colony of Fernando Po, but these letters tell a different story than the tales of life in Africa that made it to the dinner table. Clarence has no idea what really went on during their time at the cocoa plantations—or why no one in her family has ever returned to the island in all the years since. But the letters suggest that a great love story is buried beneath the years of silence. Setting out from her home in Spain’s snowy mountains, Clarence makes the same journey across the sea that her uncle and father traveled before her. There, she unlocks the painful secrets her family has hidden in the rich African soil. But what she discovers may also be the key to awakening her own listless heart.

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Run time: 20 hours
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Author
Luz Gabás

Biography:
Luz Gabás was born in 1968 in the city of Monzón, Spain. After spending a year in San Luis Obispo, California, she studied at the University of Zaragoza, in Spain, where she graduated with a degree in English literature and later became a professor. For years she has combined her academic work with translating, writing articles, researching literature and linguistics, and participating in cultural, theatrical, and cinematic projects. She lives and writes in the beautiful town of Anciles, which neighbors the historic village of Benasque. Her debut novel, Palmeras en la nieve (Palm Trees in the Snow), was a bestseller upon publication in Spain and was adapted into a major motion picture.
Narrator
Malcolm Hillgartner

Biography:
Malcolm Hillgartner is an actor, author, songwriter, and playwright. Over the past 30 years, he’s performed in theatres across the US and Europe and, with his wife Jahnna, written more than 100 books for teens and young readers, including the bestselling series, The Jewel Kingdom.
Narrator
Angela Dawe

Biography:
Angela Dawe is an actor and improviser working with the Annoyance Theater and Second City in Chicago. Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Angela's career has encompassed stage, television, and film work, in addition to award-winning audiobook narrations, which include young adult, suspense, romance, and historical fiction titles.

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