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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

ARC Arrival: Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz by Belinda Acosta

Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz: A Quinceanera Club Novel by Belinda Acosta

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Books

I received this for an August Blog Tour from Hachette.

About the book: Being a woman is never easy. . . no matter what your age.

Ana Ruiz can't change the fact that her husband, Esteban, moved out or make their tow children miss him less, but she can reach out to her angry and confused daughter, Carmen. What better way to come together as a family than a traditional quinceanera?

Carmen blames her mother for her parents' separation, and Ana is torn between telling her daughter the truth--that Esteban was unfaithful--and protecting her from it. The advice Ana gets from friends and family also pulls her in two directions: Some urge her to get over Esteban's betrayal while others think she should get over him altogether and move on. As the quinceanera approaches, Ana realizes that Carmen isn't the only Ruiz who needs a lesson in what it means to be a strong and independent woman. (from the back cover)

About the author: Belinda Acosta has written and published plays, short stories, and essays. As a journalist, her work has appeared in the Austin-American Statesman, the Austin Chronicle, the San Antonio Express-News, the San Antonio Current, AlterNet, Poets & Writers, and on National Public Radio's Latino USA--the Radio Journal of News and Culture.

Belinda received a master's of fine arts in writing from the University of Texas in 1997.

She lives in Austin, Texas, and is the TV columnist for the Austin Chronicle. (from the back cover)

Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz
Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, Aug 11, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-446-54051-3
336 pages



1 comment:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

This looks like a great book for me! Here in Tucson, the quinceanera is very big - there was even an "Expo" at the convention center recently, like a wedding expo, because it has become a big cash cow for service providers. But I would love to learn about other aspects of it! I'll be looking forward to your review!

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