Love Field. By Virginia Alanís . ISBN-13: 978-1539678809. $23.95
Latino Fiction---Social Life and customs, Chicano literature, Latinas Coming of age, Latinos Family life, Latino Assimilation, Hispanic Social life and customs, Fiction / Hispanic & Latino, Latino Fiction---Immigration
This book is published by Floricanto Press:
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?
What's it like to grow up straddling two cultures--torn by love and loyalty to family and heritage--and the promise of the endless possibilities of a new homeland? 'Love Field by Virginia Alanis let's us relive the AMERICAN dream through the eyes and experiences of her teenaged heroine, the smart and beautiful Laura Cano. Laura Cano like the author is the daughter of hard working Mexican immigrant parents. But while her parents hold on to the ways of their home country- Laura longs to pursue her own dreams--in the big city of Dallas, Texas--to become a lawyer. Laura's beauty and strong independent streak soon draws the attention of a handsome young suitor with a family history unlike her own. I enjoyed reading of Laura's exploits and her dilemmas and the tough choices she encounters. In the vein of the beloved classic, 'Little Women' 'Love Field' is an inspiring must read especially for young Latinas who may recognize themselves in Laura Cano. The AMERICAN Dream lives on in the heart of Love Field.' What a pleasure it is to see it through the hopeful, eyes of a strong, intelligent young Latina. Gloria Campos, former news anchor at WFAA-Ch. 8 TV in Dallas, Texas.
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
Virginia Alanís was born in Allende, Nuevo León in northeastern Mexico. In 1970, at the age of two, she moved with her family to Dallas, Texas. Virginia earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University.
Hispanic Fiction---Social Life and customs
Fiction / Hispanic & Latino