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The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba - Margarita Engle The Firefly Letters is a slim volume of historical semi-fiction that uses the known bones of Fredrika Bremer's stay in Cuba in the 1850s to tell a mostly-imagined story about Bremer and two young women.

I'm glad it exists -- I wouldn't have heard of Bremer otherwise -- but it seemed insubstantial. The "letters" are written in free verse, which is interesting, but between that and the fact that there are four characters' voices being heard, none of the characters feel like anything more than sketches.

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