"Elegant and poignant, Finding Querencia animates the conversations about identity, belonging, and other embattled territories, but is also about searching for grace and redemption among the ruins—and how the act of remembering is also an act of love."
—Rigoberto González, author of What Drowns the Flowers in Your Mouth: A Memoir of Brotherhood
"This is a book that dances between margins with prose that sings like poetry and lyric essays that shoot forward and backward in time even as they swirl, dervish-like, in the present… a writer exploring with confidence and an abiding uncertainty his own hybrid being, a person, like so many of us, made up of differences."
—Nance Van Winckel, author of The Many Beds of Martha Washington
"Finding Querencia is many things— a love song, a prayer, an exquisite haunting—but ultimately, this powerful collection is an act of reckoning and reclamation."
—Sonja Livingston, author of Ghostbread
"Candelaria Fletcher works the magic in the margins and at the crossroads—a Lantinx Hermes disrupting and disturbing disputed and stalled categories of form and content. Here, the category of dead animal parts—horn, gut, and tortoiseshell. There, the category of musical instruments—the liar's lyre, a new instrument inventing a new music for the ceaselessly spinning spheres."
—Michael Martone, author of The Complete Writing of Art Smith