Paperback Edition

Trade Paperback Edition 

Published by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

Distributed by IngramSpark

Pub Date February 2019

On Sale Date March 14, 2019

ISBN 978-1-7326424-0-9

Ebook Pub Date April 8, 2019

Ebook On Sale Date April 8, 2019

Ebook ISBN 978-1-7326424-1-6

Book Cover/ Interior Designed by Cristina Castro Pelka

Cover Artwork by Dudley Vaccianna

Book launches nationally on March 14, 2019 

Book Tour launches March 15, 2019/Andrew Freedman Home

10th Anniversary celebration takes place in September 2019

Daughters of the Stone

newly edited 10th Anniversary Trade Paperback Edition with a note from the Author

The 10th Anniversary Trade Paperback edition of Daughters of the Stone, includes a special note from the author, as well as a Readers Guide for educators and bookclubs. 

A lyrical powerful debut novel about a family of Afro-Puerto Rican women spanning five generations, detailing their physical and spiritual journey from the Old World to the New.


Daughters of the Stone follows the lives of five generations of Afro-Puerto Rican women focusing on the legacy passed from one generation to the next. How does each generation deal with that legacy given changing environments, culture? How does the environment change the legacy? What happens to communication when language and culture are truncated? What legacy does a woman who owns nothing, not even her own body, leave for her daughter? What happens to a storyteller when she can no longer tell her stories? Can one build for

the future without coming to terms with the past?

Daughters of the Stone

Hardcover edition (out of print)

Pub Date September 1, 2009, 336pp.

ISBN 978-0-312-53926-9

Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press

Hardcover ed. available at your local library.

Ready to Get Published

A Woman of Endurance  
Literary Agent: Marie Dutton Brown 
To be published in the Jan/Feb 2022 by Amistad, HarperCollins publishers. 

A Woman of Endurance

Amistad, HarperCollins, Fall 2021

Literary Agent: Marie Dutton Brown)


Pola waited until there was people silence. The other women in her cabin snored or lay motionless after a sixteen-hour day in the heat and sun. The men’s cabin across the way was dark and still. There wasn’t even the squeak of the hammock ties. The overseer of Hacienda Paraíso (hijo de la gran puta, may he rot in whatever hell he believed in), even he, was a man of habit. He had surely put his whips away for the night and was sleeping off his latest raid on the women’s quarters. La familia, well fed and comfortable, was lulled to sleep by the ever-present song of the coquís, which filled the unusually cool night air.  The smell of the patrón’s last cigar of the night had long ago dissipated. The patrona, groomed and prepared for bed, had already dismissed the house slave with a flick of her hand. Now, she probably burrowed into her pillow abandoning herself to dreams. Pola could almost see them tossing in their bedroom finery, content in their white people dreams. Snores floated out of open windows all over the plantation.  Lanterns were long ago blown out.