Myriam Alvarez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1996, she moved to New York City, where she worked for 12 years as a foreign correspondent for an international news agency, at the United Nations Headquarters. She has over 20 years of experience as a journalist and freelance writer. Currently, she writes for several Hispanic magazines. She lives in New Jersey, with her husband and two sons. Flowers in the Dust is her first novel.
Can two people from opposite worlds forge a life together? Chola is a young woman raised in Catholic South America. Hans is the son of a wealthy Jewish family from Berlin. They don't speak eachother's languages; yet there is a strong attraction. After they marry, Hans' addictions surface, as war breaks in Europe and Chola must host her husband's family, escaping Nazi Germany.