Treasures in Heaven by Kathleen Alcala

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Family, history, and love fire this spirited new novel from award-winning author Kathleen Alcal. Just before 1900, Estela moves with her infant son from a small village to Mexico City, in part to flee her past, in part to be near her lovera society doctor, who she discovers is now married. Estela finds herself swept up into the beginnings of the country's feminist movementwith its unlikely center a wealthy woman who sets up a school for prostitutes and an all-women orchestra. Estela's son, Noe, grows up in this world to become a dissident journalist enmeshed in his own dangerous liaisons. Incorporating characters from Alcal's previous novels but standing complete on its own, Treasures in Heaven weaves a rich and eventful tapestry of people and ideas.

About Kathleen Alcala

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Kathleen Alcalá received the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association award for her first novel, Spirits of the Ordinary, and the Western States Book Award for her second novel, The Flower in the Skull. She is also the author of the celebrated short sotry collection Mrs. Vargas and the Dead Naturalist. She lives on an island in Puget Sound, Washington.
Published September 1, 2000 by Chronicle Books. 224 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Both Estela and No become involved in the birth of Mexico's social revolution, coming of age in a corrupt society where the rich enjoy material treasures, the wise enjoy spiritual treasures and the poor must wait for their ""treasures in heaven."" Alcal 's extensive research provides pertinent i...

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