Following his brilliant bestseller Rain of Gold, Mexican-American author Villasenor continues the moving saga of his family, including his father Juan, who finds the courage to overcome poverty and persecution through the inspiration of his brave brother Jose, and his spirited mother, who had a magical way of seeing beauty in each new day.Following his brilliant bestseller Rain of Gold, Mexican-American author Villasenor continues the moving saga of his family, including his father Juan, who finds the courage to overcome poverty and persecution through the inspiration of his brave brother Jose, and his spirited mother, who had a magical way of seeing beauty in each new day.Read Less
New. NEW SOFT COVER. SHIPS FROM WA-USPS. EXPEDITED SERVICES AVAILABLE. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 304 p. Audience: General/trade. NEW SOFT COVER. SHIPS FROM WA-USPS. EXPEDITED SERVICES AVAILABLE. Delta, 1997. In his critically acclaimed bestseller Rain of Gold, Victor Villase-or brought his mother's family vividly to life. In Wild Steps Of Heaven, he turns to his father's family, the Villase-ors. Against a vivid backdrop of love and war, magic and heroism, the author breathes life into his father's people--and in particular, the Villase-or women*Margarita, the indomitable matriarch who was swept away by Don Juan Jesus Villase-or on the eve of the Mexican revolution*their beautiful daughters, who find strength and endurance in their mother's faith, and searing passion amidst the turmoil of war. But it is little Juan, the youngest son, through whose eyes this tumultuous saga unfolds. Juan would learn from his brother Jose, a hero of the revolution, how to be a man; and from his beloved mother, how to live and love con gusto y amor. Biography & Autobiography; California; Fiction; General; Hispanic; Historical; History; Latin America; Mexico; Non-Fiction
Thank you very much to the author for sharing the story of his family. This book is part of the saga of his grandparents and parents that tells us volumns about the lives of people who are our neighbors to the south in Mexico and our neighbors now in the USA, too. I have been curious enough about immigrants from the south to visit latin america and see for myself why there are so many in this country. Villasenor's books offer a rich perspective of their not so distant history and insight into their view of the world that I appreciate having when interacting with our latin neighbors. He is a great storyteller, too. He has a lot to tell and his books are exciting pageturners.
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