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Vroman’s and PEN USA present Reyna Grande, in conversation with Hector Tobar, discussing A Ballad of Love & Glory

Image of green banner with details for event on Tuesday, March 15, 7pm  Vroman’s and PEN USA present Reyna Grande, in conversation with Hector Tobar, discussing A Ballad of Love & Glory

Vroman’s in-person events: To manage attendance and ensure safety, we are making available a limited amount of tickets. Proof of vaccination and masks are required for all ticket holders attending this event. 


ABOUT THE BOOK:

A forgotten war. An unforgettable romance.

The year is 1846. After the controversial annexation of Texas, the US Army marches south to provoke war with México over the disputed Río Grande boundary.​

Ximena Salomé is a gifted Mexican healer who dreams of building a family with the man she loves on the coveted land she calls home. But when Texas Rangers storm her ranch and shoot her husband dead, her dreams are burned to ashes. Vowing to honor her husband's memory and defend her country, Ximena uses her healing skills as an army nurse on the frontlines of the ravaging war.

Meanwhile, John Riley, an Irish immigrant in the Yankee army desperate to help his family escape the famine devastating his homeland, is sickened by the unjust war and the unspeakable atrocities against his countrymen by nativist officers. In a bold act of defiance, he swims across the Río Grande and joins the Mexican Army--a desertion punishable by execution. He forms the St. Patrick's Battalion, a band of Irish soldiers willing to fight to the death for México's freedom.

When Ximena and John meet, a dangerous attraction blooms between them. As the war intensifies, so does their passion. Swept up by forces with the power to change history, they fight not only for the fate of a nation but for their future together.

Heartbreaking and lyrical, Reyna Grande's spellbinding saga, inspired by true events and historical figures, brings these two unforgettable characters to life and illuminates a largely forgotten moment in history that impacts the US-México border to this day.

Will Ximena and John survive the chaos of this bitter war, or will their love be devoured along with the land they strive to defend? (Atria Books)

 

This ticketed event will take place in the Vroman’s Bookstore event space located on the second level at 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, 91101.

Tickets include one entry & one copy of A Ballad of Love & Glory, which will be handed out at check-in.

 

Questions? Please email us at email@vromansbookstore.com

 

COVID-19 EVENT SAFETY GUIDELINES

To do this event safely, in partnership with author and publisher, Vroman’s is requiring the following:

Masks are required at all times

All attendees must be ready to show proof of full vaccination at check in upon request.

VROMAN’S ADHERES TO PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES. SHOULD PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS CHANGE GUIDELINES REGARDING IN-PERSON EVENTS, WE WILL CONTACT YOU. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE YOUR FULL VACCINATION STATUS UPON ENTRY.

By visiting our in-person event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

 

 
Event date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
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