New Book: Luisita López Torregrosa’s “Before the Rain, a Memoir of Love and Revolution”

Before the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Revolution (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) is a new book by journalist Luisita López Torregrosa. It has been described as “a seductive memoir of a life-changing affair during a time of revolution as it unfolds over a decade and across three continents.”

Description: In a voice both lyrical and seductive, Before the Rain tells the riveting story of a turbulent relationship and eventual heartbreak. The book is an unusually absorbing and unforgettable account of obsession—set against the exotic landscape of a nation in upheaval and featuring a woman falling into what she believes to be the love of her life with a brilliant young foreign correspondent.

Luisita López Torregrosa (Puerto Rico, 1942) is the author of The Noise of Infinite Longing and was an editor at the New York Times. As a special correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle she reported firsthand on the coup attempts against President Corazon Aquino, the communist insurgency in the Philippines, and the protests in South Korea that led to the fall of authoritarian rule. Her articles also have appeared in Vanity Fair, New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, and Vogue.

[Many thanks to María de Mater O’Neill for bringing this item to out attention.]

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