Books Vida by Patricia Engel Paperback, 182 pages, Pgw, List Price: $14 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleVidaAuthorPatricia Engel Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Follows a single narrator, Sabina, as she navigates her shifting identity as a daughter of the Colombian diaspora and struggles to find her place within and beyond the net of her strong and protective, yet embattled, family. A first novel. Original. Genres: Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Vida Aaron Meshon Best Books Of 2010 A Little Bundle Of New: Best Book Debuts Of 2010 December 16, 2010 Two things are shared in common by the five thrilling books that make up Granta editor John Freeman's list of the best debuts of 2010: A chaos that reflects dark times and an urgency to tell these mysterious stories — from East Africa, South America, Kashmir, New Jersey — with clarity and beauty. Aaron Meshon Best Books Of 2010 Us And Them: The Year's Best Outsider Fiction December 10, 2010 Celebrated debut author Danielle Evans selects her favorite "outsider fiction" of 2010, choosing the best books that grappled with themes of identity, society and belonging. Book Reviews One Woman's 'Vida': A Dark Metamorphosis October 7, 2010 In her debut novel, Vida, Patricia Engel explores one woman's struggle to define her own life in a hard-boiled world of loss and disappointment. With searing and unsentimental prose, Engel demonstrates just how easy it is to stiffen into a person you never wanted to be.