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Deborah Santana is best known for her marriage to music icon Carlos Santana–a thirty-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, DeborahDeborah Santana is best known for her marriage to music icon Carlos Santana–a thirty-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.From the Hardcover edition....

Title : Space Between the Stars: My Journey to an Open Heart
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ISBN : 9780345471260
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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Space Between the Stars: My Journey to an Open Heart Reviews

  • Denise Kruse
    2019-05-26 03:52

    I enjoyed this autobiography. Deborah Santana led the kind of young adult life the rest of us girls used to just dream about. Imagine simply walking home from school when a famous rock star pulls alongside you in his fancy car and appears to be completely enamored with you! Yep, that happened but that "privilege" came with a lot of crazy. It was fascinating to read about her early life and her relationships with Sly Stone and Carlos Santana. She tells it well.

  • SuZanne
    2019-05-27 06:48

    I could not help reflecting on my own twelve years with a blues-rock-junk musician as I read Deborah's memoir, which includes more than thirty years of marriage to guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana. Hers is a spiritual journey into self discovery, one that can inspire many people, but especially women. I appreciate that she avoided the "gossipy" tabloid news of her relationships with first Sly Stone and then Carlos.Lucky me, I rescued this fine little book on sale for $6.95 at Auntie's Bookstore in Spokane, Washington, as it sat on the shelves gathering dust for a while. I saw Carlos Santana and his band live in Guadalajara, Mexico this past spring, an experience I've yearned for for many years, and was amazed by his professionalism and always-evolving music. So I guess I should not feel sad that Deborah and Carlos are no longer together, as life is change and they both seem busier than ever creating new things and continuing to help less fortunate people in the world. What good souls they are.

  • Liz Murray
    2019-05-31 02:59

    Deborah Santana is a very good writer. She's a wordsmith that paints a vivid picture with her words.I admire Deborah's single mindedness in trying to make her relationships work. The experiences of her life have culminated in a world view that is compassionate and a spirituality that is unconventional and rational. I give her credit for persevering in her marriage to Carlos Santana when other women would probably have given up. Though written 10 years ago, the memoir is timeless.

  • Karen Ashmore
    2019-06-20 09:03

    Interesting autobiography from Deborah Santana that includes the craziness of her relationship with Sly Stone, her false path with the guru Sri Chinmoy, and her marriage to Carlos Santana which included romantic and spiritual bonds, as well as parenting three children. It all sounded wonderful until I googled her and discovered she and Carlos divorced several years ago.

  • Bliss
    2019-06-13 02:43

    Deborah Santana opened her soul in this book. She talked about her heritage, her life, her spirit.This was a fast read for me and I enjoyed every word.Although she is my mom's age, I felt like I was reading about my sister.I'm very thankful to her for sharing this book with the world and wish her much love, peace, and joy as she continues her Journey.

  • Tanya Leah
    2019-05-29 06:51

    I read this slowly because I wanted to pick up all the many beautiful impressions. Such an exquisite, real story that follows Deborah through her involvement with two of the world's most famous musicians. I love the title "Space Between the Stars," which she explains as that dark space between the stars being essential for stars to shine. I love her honesty, her devotedness, her heart.

  • Carla JFCL
    2019-06-11 06:57

    I loved this book! Reading about her life was so interesting, especially since I lived in the San Francisco area at the time many of the events she talks about were happening. I admire her honesty in describe some of the struggles she's had in her life and in her marriage. Very enjoyable book.

  • Anastasia
    2019-05-29 07:06

    Deborah Santana's autobiography was really interesting. We hear so much about certain powerful men, and rarely learn the stories of the equally powerful women who are part of their lives. Ms. Santana tells a good story, and owns up to the difficult times and weaknesses in her life.

  • Debbie Hoskins
    2019-06-08 06:42

    Back to thinking about top 100 characters. This is a biography, but I really liked Deborah's voice and writing style. Plus she's had a very interesting life.

  • Ann
    2019-05-28 06:51

    Really good story, told in an interesting and passionate voice. I admire this writer, I think her writing is heartwarming and informative.

  • Talia Bailey
    2019-06-21 01:49

    Beautifully written memoir, definitely worth reading.