The Brick People by Alejandro Morales

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This engrosing historical novel traces the growth of California from the nineteenth to the twentieth centuries by following in the development of the Simons Brick Factory. With an attention to historical reality blended with myth and legend, the prolific Morales recounts the epic struggle of a people to forge their destiny, along with Califonia's.

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Published September 8, 2011 by Arte Público Press. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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A wealthy woman prophesies that when she dies she will become an insect, never to leave the land she loves. Upon her death in 1878, the townspeople of Pasadena, Calif., find the remains of her clothin

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