Love Field. By Virginia Alanís . ISBN-13: 978-1539678809. $23.95
This book is published by Floricanto Press: www.FloricantoPress.com
Laura Cano is a Mexican-American teenager living in Dallas in the mid-1980s. She comes from a traditional family from Nuevo León, Mexico. When Laura was a child, she and her family moved to Dallas in search of new opportunities. Laura’s parents work in a factory, while she strives for something better for herself—a future as a lawyer in America. To reach that professional objective, Laura must navigate past the ignorance and superstitions of her family, in addition to the dangers and obstacles of an unknown and foreign world. Can she distance herself from her relations and negotiate all the challenges ahead of her to reach her goals, or will her life be thrown off course by her ties and obligations to her family?
Love Field is Virginia Alanis first novel. She submerges us in her captivating tale populated by multifaceted and realistic characters, often unpredictable, but more importantly, drawn from her abundant, precise, and ardent knowledge of the Latino and Mexican peoples; her characters are individuals more often than not, found in the typical Latino world. This is an outstanding novel about Laura Cano, a Mexican-American teenager living in Dallas in the mid-1980s. It chronicles her struggles to endure in a difficult and alien world, caught between the past and uncertain but promising future. LatinoBooks.Net