On her website, Julia Alvarez talks about a soundtrack for Return to Sender. She lists special songs that meant a lot to her while she was writing the book. One of them, that Mari mentions frequently, is “La Golondrina” which means swallow in English. Check out this video of Placido Domingo singing the song. You can even listen while you read to create atmosphere!
What do you think? How did the song make you feel? What images did it bring to mind?