I'm so happy Monika was inspired to go search for a photo of Matavai Bay in Tahiti…Alma's home. I went there for research for the novel, because these are the sorts of sacrifices one must make for art! Beautiful…

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Dear Elizabeth, I couldn't helped myself. I needed to look for a picture of Matavai Bay on the Internet. I just wanted to see the beauty of this place with my own eyes (my imagination is also very good as well, I must say). So here is Matavai Bay!. I hope to visit Tahiti some day and walk on this very same beach just as Alma did :). Regards from Miami! Thank you for writing this book. I look forward to your next one.

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