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María Amparo Escandón

Biography

María Amparo Escandón

María Amparo Escandón is the author of #1 L.A. Times bestseller ESPERANZA'S BOX OF SAINTS and GONZÁLEZ & DAUGHTER TRUCKING CO. Named a writer to watch by both Newsweek and the L.A. Times, she was born in Mexico City and has lived in Los Angeles for nearly four decades.

María Amparo Escandón

Books by María Amparo Escandón

by María Amparo Escandón - Fiction

L.A. is parched, dry as a bone, and all Oscar, the weather-obsessed patriarch of the Alvarado family, desperately wants is a little rain. He’s harboring a costly secret that distracts him from everything else. His wife, Keila, desperate for a life with a little more intimacy and a little less Weather Channel, feels she has no choice but to end their marriage. Their three daughters --- Claudia, a television chef with a hard-hearted attitude; Olivia, a successful architect who suffers from gentrification guilt; and Patricia, a social media wizard who has an uncanny knack for connecting with audiences but not with her lovers --- are blindsided and left questioning everything they know. Each will have to take a critical look at her own relationships and make some tough decisions along the way.