When a Beautiful Woman Died

Glorette is found dead behind the taqueria. Her son needs to be located and told, so does her Uncle Enrique, who will hunt down her killer. Meanwhile, the ground is ice hard out in the orange groves and her body can’t be immediately buried. Susan Straight’s Between Heaven and Here is the story of a community and its secrets framed around the passing of one woman.

Here Susan Straight gives a TED Talk about why she tells stories.