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ISBN13: 9781400097357
ISBN10: 1400097355
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Serving a sentence in a prison in Mexico, Libertad González finds a clever way to pass the time with the weekly Library Club, reading to her fellow inmates from whatever books she can find in the prisons meager supply. The story that emerges, though, has nothing to do with the words printed on the pages. She tells of a former literature professor and fugitive of the Mexican government who reinvents himself as a trucker in the United States. There he falls in love with a wild woman with whom he shares his truck and his life—that is until Joaquín González unexpectedly finds himself alone on the road with a baby girl and González & Daughter Trucking Co. is born. Joaquín and his daughter make the cab of an 18-wheeler their home, sharing everything—adventures, books, truck-stop chow, and memories of the girls mother—until one day the girl grows into a woman, and a chance encounter with one man causes her to rebel against another.

With her stories, Libertad enthralls a group of female prisoners every bit as eccentric as the tales she tells. In González and Daughter Trucking Co., bestselling author María Amparo Escandón seamlessly blends together these elements into one compelling and unexpected conclusion that will have you cheering for Libertad and filled with joy.

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María Amparo Escandón lives in Los Angeles and is the bestselling author of Esperanzas Box of Saints.

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libraryelf, March 18, 2009 (view all comments by libraryelf)
Ms. Escandon takes us on a madcap ride, driven by a Latina Scheherazade in a Mexicali womens's prison. Eccentric prisoners, gossiping truckers and a father and daughter on the lam are just some of the elements Escandon uses to create this jewel. A FUN READ!!
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Ellen Ireland, August 27, 2007 (view all comments by Ellen Ireland)
The memories of a guilt-ridden daughter of a neurotically fearful father as told to a roomful of illiterate prisoner's in a Mexican prison - it sounds depressing but is an imaginative, funny, delightful narrative. A road trip filled with charming characters and memorable images.
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Charlotte, March 7, 2007 (view all comments by Charlotte)
I loved this book. Maria writes with typical Mexican Humor-death and humor all in the same breath. She writes with warmth, gentleness but as a strong woman who meets lifes challenges with grace, wisdom and lots of humor. If you have not read her other book, Esperanza's Box of Saints - check it out too. She writes about her life journey, spriritual journey and Gonzalez and Daughter is reminiscent of Scherezades Tales. Check it out.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400097357
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Escandon, Maria Amparo
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Mexico
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Fathers and daughters
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Domestic fiction
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General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;mexico;prison;trucking
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.06x5.22x.78 in. .70 lbs.

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