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Space Between the Stars: My Journey to an Open Heart | [Deborah Santana]

Space Between the Stars: My Journey to an Open Heart

Deborah Santana is best known for her marriage to music icon Carlos Santana, a 30-year bond that endures to this day. But as a girl growing up in San Francisco in the 1960s, daughter of a white mother and a black father, the legendary blues guitarist Saunders King, her life was charged with its own drama long before she married.
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Deborah Santana is best known for her marriage to music icon Carlos Santana, a 30-year bond that endures to this day. But as a girl growing up in San Francisco in the 1960s, daughter of a white mother and a black father, the legendary blues guitarist Saunders King, her life was charged with its own drama long before she married.

In this beautiful, haunting memoir, Deborah Santana shares for the first time her early experiences with racial intolerance, her romantic involvement with musician Sly Stone and the suffering she endured in that relationship, and her adventures in the freewheeling 1960s. Yet it is her spiritual awakening that is the core of this story. The civil rights movement was the foundation of her growth, the Woodstock era the backdrop of her love with Carlos. The couple was drawn indelibly together by a search for truth and spirituality, but while yearning to be filled with God's light, they were pulled dangerously toward a manipulative cult. They eventually disengage themselves from the guru and reclaim control of their lives, putting their love for each other before the cult's increasingly strenuous demands.

Space Between the Stars is a moving account of self-discovery, rendered in raw, beautiful prose, by a woman whose heart has remained pure even in times of despair. As Deborah Santana talks frankly about her lifelong fight against racial injustice and her deep-seated loyalty to her family, ultimately it is the struggle to remain a spiritual and artistic force in her own right, in the shadow of one of the world's most revered musicians, that shines through as her most indomitable pursuit.

©2005 Cadestansa, LLC; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Santana could've easily produced a thin tale of gossip and name-dropping in the pop music life. Instead, she has written a balanced, open memoir of a life that hasn't been without its missteps." (Publishers Weekly)

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    An amazing book. She paints pictures with her words which take form in your mind. A wonderful journey. Wow.

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    "Thank you Deborah"

    A wonderful story wonderfully told. When I listened to this audiobook I felt as though I was along on a journey, spanning from the 50's to the present. For those of us who grew up during that time and who expericened and enjoyed the music it is a particularly significant. Deborah Santana is a brilliant writer. Her spirituality, candor and frankness are very touching. Again we are reminded that 'behind every great man"...
    I truly enjoyed this book.

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