ELENA by Elena Zelayeta

ELENA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Elena is a Spanish-American woman who lives on the west coast, and daily, since the depression, has fought a singularly feminine battle against blindness. When a childhood ailment finally renders the strong minded Elena blind, she succumbs to despair. Having won a battle over her husband's tendency to philander, having defeated the economic problems of the depression, Elena, a mother of two young children, feels unable to cope with her loss of sight. But faith, friendship, and resolve once more assert themselves in her life as Elena embarks on a career in which she instructs the blind in cooking, a career which leads her to fame and immense personal satisfaction. Artlessly written, the vivid Spanish nature of Elena is as interesting here as is the account of triumph over blindness.

Pub Date: Nov. 4th, 1960
Publisher: Prentice-Hall