L.A. Weather
by Maria Amparo Escando
Praise For This Book:
"Maria Amparo Escand0n is bold. Who dares to write about the weather in Los Angeles? Unlike the warm and benign climate cliche that can so easily be ignored, the complicated richness that makes up the Alvarado family can be appreciated from the first paragraph." - Laura Esquivel, author of Like Water for Chocolate

"A phenomenal story about the Mexican-American experience in L.A: fun, quirky, heart-wrenching, very human and full of soul. Read it and realize how much we all share (beyond the weather). Maria Amparo Escand0n is a superb and unique observer." - Jorge Ramos, award-winning journalist and author of No Borders

"Take it from Maria Amparo Escand0n-it's not always 72 and sunny in Los Angeles. Known for her sly humor, she brings us a surprising story about family life in one of America's most complex cities." - Reyna Grande, author of Across A Hundred Mountains

"There is no other voice as quick-witted and sharp as Maria Amparo Escand0n's. In L.A. Weather she displays yet again her talent for creating engaging characters who leap off the page and linger like old friends or cherished relatives. As the Alvarados face shifts of tectonic proportions, Escand0n confronts how families test our understanding of not just ourselves, but of the very world around us." - Alex Espinoza, author of Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime and Still Water Saints

"Messy lives of women, well told. What could be better?" - Rodrigo Garcia, writer and director of Nine Lives and Mother and Child

"A rollicking and hilarious family drama...One of the most endearing L.A. novels in recent memory." - Publishers Weekly

"A warmhearted domestic drama with political undercurrents makes for fun reading." - Kirkus

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