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Desiree Zamorano discusses & signs The Amado Women

Southern California is ground zero for upwardly mobile middle-class Latinas. Matriarchs like Mercy Amado could raise three daughters and become a teacher. Now she watches helplessly as her daughters drift apart as adults. The Latino bonds of familia don't seem to hold. Celeste, the oldest daughter has fled the uncertainty of her growing up in Los Angeles, California, to seek financial independence in San Jose. Her sister Sylvia married a rich but abusive Anglo, and hid herself away in the suburban lifestyle with her two daughters. Nataly, the youngest, went into the free-spirited Latino art world, working on her textile creations during the day and waiting tables in a restaurant by night. Everything they know comes crashing down in a tragic moment and Mercy must somehow piece her family back together again.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd
91101 Pasadena
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ISBN: 9781935955733
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - July 1st, 2014