Enjoy Hispanic culture and a good read with “Verdict in the Desert.”
A rich alcoholic attorney defends a Mexican woman accused of murdering her white abusive husband and falls in love with the Latina interpreter in a prejudice Arizona town in 1959.
“An exceptionally well written, complex and riveting novel from beginning to end, “Verdict in the Desert” reveals author Patricia Santos Marcantonio as an impressively gifted writer able to engage and consistently compel her reader’s attention from beginning to end.” Midwest Book Review
Published by Arte Público Press, in Houston, Texas, is the largest US publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by US Hispanic authors, part of the University of Houston.
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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, the book won an Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award, was a
Commended Title — Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, earned a Starred review — American Library Association, and was named one of the Best Collections to Share — Wilde Awards.
It takes familiar fairy tales and puts a Latino spin on them.
Renato Alarcão provides the wonderful illustrations.
I’m proud of this book.