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Jasmina Dervisevic-Cevic

Author, The River Runs Salt, Runs Sweet

Jasmina Dervisevic-Cesic lost a home, a husband, two brothers and her right arm, all before she turned 20. She was the first Bosnian refugee granted permission to seek medical care in America. She is a businesswoman, human rights advocate, and frequent speaker in Facing History classrooms across New England, and she is the author of a memoir, \_The River Runs Salt, Runs Sweet: A Memoir of Visegrad, Bosnia\_ (2014). In 2016, her memoir earned her [recognition from Books In Common](http://www.booksincommon.org/authors-books/author-profile/?author\_id=318 "Books In Common Jasmina Dervisevic Cesic") as a featured author.