Synopses & Reviews
Set in 1928 on the eve of the Great Depression in New Mexico, Nash Candelaria's fourth novel, Leonor Park, is a continuation of the author's highly praised epic historical trilogy of the Rafa family. Magdalena Soto and her brother Nicolas Armijo are battling over the land inheritance left by their father, while Leonor, Nicolas's daughter, comes of age.
About the Author
Nash Candelaria has been described as the historical novelist of the Hispanic people of New Mexico. His four novels, hailed as landmarks in Hispanic literature, include MEMORIES OF THE ALHAMBRA (1977), a seminal novel in Chicano literature, and NOT BY THE SWORD (1982), an American Book Award winner. His short stories have appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies. His two published collections of short stories are THE DAY THE CISCO KID SHOT JOHN WAYNE (1988) and Uncivil Rights and Other Stories (1998). He and his wife live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.