L.A. weather / María Amparo Escandón.
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2 current holds with 2 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Moorhead Public Library||ESC (Text)||33500013455449||New||Checked out||10/01/2021|
|Thief River Falls Public Library||ESC (Text)||35500006507816||New||Checked out||10/12/2021|
- ISBN: 9781250802569
- ISBN: 1250802563
- ISBN: 9781250840929
- ISBN: 1250840929
- Physical Description: 319 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
"FORECAST: Storm clouds are on the horizon in L.A. Weather, a fun, fast-paced novel of an affluent Mexican-American family from the author of the #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller Esperanza's Box of Saints L.A. is parched, dry as a bone, and all Oscar, the weather-obsessed patriarch of the Alvarado family, desperately wants is a little rain. He's harboring a costly secret that distracts him from everything else. His wife, Keila, desperate for a life with a little more intimacy and a little less Weather Channel, feels she has no choice but to end their marriage. Their three daughters-Claudia, a television chef with a hard-hearted attitude; Olivia, a successful architect who suffers from gentrification guilt; and Patricia, a social media wizard who has an uncanny knack for connecting with audiences but not with her lovers-are blindsided and left questioning everything they know. Each will have to take a critical look at her own relationships and make some tough decisions along the way. With quick-wit and humor, Maria Amparo Escandón follows the Alvarado family as they wrestle with impending evacuations, secrets, deception, and betrayal, and their toughest decision yet: whether to stick together or burn it all down"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 August #1
Oscar Alvarado is a multigenerational Angeleno Mexican American; his wife Keila was a high-school exchange student from Mexico City. They lovingly raised three daughters. Thirty-nine years later, their three-year-old twin granddaughters almost drown in their neglected pool. The accident fuels Keila's marital discontent and emboldens her announcement that she wants a divorce. Family shock ensues. By the end of the year, the entire family will be back under one roof. The kleptomaniacal eldest daughter will wake from a medically induced coma and excise her cheating spouse. The architect middle daughter will dump her useless partner but steal their remaining embryos. The youngest, who still lives at home with her child born of rape when she was 14, will, well, most amicably follow suit. As for the titular weather, it proves to be most crucial for the Happy Crunch Almond Orchard. Telenovela anyone? Why, yes, bestselling Escandón (Gonzalez & Daughter Trucking Co., 2005) also works in film and TV. so, naturally, the Alvarados are getting the Hollywood treatment. If the print version is any indication, the forecast sure looks promising for screen success. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
MarÃa Amparo EscandÃ³n is the author of the #1 L.A. Times bestseller Esperanzaâs Box of Saints and GonzÃ¡lez & Daughter Trucking Co. Named a writer to watch by both Newsweek and the L.A. Times, she was born in Mexico City and has lived in Los Angeles for nearly four decades.
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