Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Before the Rain, by Luisita Lopez Torregosa

Luisita López Torregrosa, author, columnist at the International Herald Tribune, and former editor of the NY Times, was with us last Thursday to read a few passages from her recently published book Before the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Revolution.

At the reading, we were introduced to the spark that led the author to follow fellow journalist Elizabeth to the Philippines, where their relationship developed in the midst the revolution of 1986. An attendant at the reading described the book as the telling of ‘a revolution inside and out’.The author added it is ‘a love story between two people, but also a romance with journalism.’

After the reading, we talked to López Torregrosa about her writing process, her almost photographic memory, the allure of being a foreign correspondent in the 80s, the publishing industry nowadays, and her upcoming projects.

We were so taken by the conversation that we almost forgot to ask the López Torregrosa what other books at La Casa Azul she recommends. We remembered just before saying goodnight and she pointed out:
Finding Mañana by Mirta Ojito 
In the Time of the Butterflies and How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accent by Julia Alvarez

Follow the author at: https://twitter.com/luisitalt
Find, also, her earlier memoir entitled The Noise of Infinite Longing.

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