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ONE: Going to Piti's Wedding in Haiti: page 56

Soliana and Rica. I still can't help smiling when I see Rica's smile. Interesting little story: When I took these photos, the girls wanted me to send them to their mother, who has been gone for years, working in Miami. But all they had for contact information was a cell phone number. Once I got back to Vermont, I tried calling, but the mother didn't know English or Spanish, and I couldn't speak Kreyòl. My stepdaughter heard about my predicament, and she asked her daughters' bus driver, a Haitian, if he would call the number from her cell phone and get the mother's address. It worked! I sent off the photos and never heard back. A year later, on my return trip to Moustique, Soliana told me her mom had gotten the pictures and was so happy to finally see her daughters' faces!

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A Wedding in Haiti: The Story of a Friendship, a book of nonfiction by Julia Alvarez, available now in hardcover and paperback -- click for book summary
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These photographs were published in:

A Wedding in Haiti
by Julia Alvarez

(Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, April 2012)
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