By Elaine Castillo
what percentage lives slot in a lifetime?
whilst Hero De Vera arrives in America--haunted by means of the political upheaval within the Philippines and disowned by means of her parents--she's already on her 3rd. Her uncle supplies her a clean begin within the Bay sector, and he does not ask approximately her previous. His more youthful spouse is familiar with adequate concerning the could and secrecy of the De Vera relatives to maintain her head down. yet their daughter--the first American-born daughter within the family--can't face up to asking Hero approximately her broken hands.
An more and more appropriate tale advised with startling lucidity, humor, and an uncanny ear for the intimacies and shorthand of family members ritual, America isn't the Heart is a sprawling, soulful debut approximately 3 generations of ladies in a single kinfolk suffering to stability the promise of the yankee dream and the unshakeable grip of heritage. With exuberance, grit, and sly tenderness, here's a kin saga; an starting place tale; a romance; a story of 2 international locations and the folk who go away one domestic to know at another.
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America Is Not the Heart: A Novel by Elaine Castillo