La Lluvia de Oro is a place in Mexico North Central where it is surrounded by mountains where they discover a vein of gold that could change the environment in just a little time. The book ends with the courtship and marriage of his parents. It helps that the author's family lived in times that were entirely too interesting. In America, however, they find that the Mexicans are treated no better than dogs. The best part is that this was a true story! Probably the most interesting aspect is the extreme hardship that the families go through in Mexico during the civil war, and how they struggle, with God's help, to survive and triumph despite multiple, unspeakable tragedies. There were so many moments where I had to stop reading, go back, and read the same paragraphs over and over again; I would be that shocked. Rain of Gold, the magical Mexican-American family saga and critically acclaimed bestseller, is now available for Spanish-speaking readers in Lluvia De Oro.
The book was all these things and so much more. Men are concerned with three things in this life, love, money and alcohol. A few times the story veers towards being slightly soap opera-esque but given that its all true you can't blame these people for living intense lives. He didn't try to lock her in, as had Jaime and the other boys she'd known. We are always striving for love, searching for money, and addicted to alcohol. This book opened my eyes to the importance of telling, recording and sharing my own stories. Parallel with that is the fascinating way the maternal characters are portrayed, as women full of strength whose faith and determination held their families together despite all odds.
Villasenor traces the story of his family on both his mother's and his father's side, leading up to how they met and married. The war and revolution that occured in Mexico was so bad that families had to flee in order to save their lives. Both families find it hard to adjust in the life that they are surrounded by with many deaths, and find themselves traveling north to America as a refugee. To buy this book at the lowest price,. It is the true story of the author's parents and how they came to the United States, meet one another, and fell in love.
I enjoyed the landscape imagery, both in Mexico and in California. This is a long book, and worth every page. Though illegal, most of his customers loved it. Children of war who are driven from their homes in Mexico, hoping for a better life in America. The love comes pouring out as the author tells the story of his mother and father. It's nonfiction, but full of old Mexican allegorical stories.
Es seguro que usted va a disfrutarse -- y llorar y reflejar y reir -- cuando lo lee. This has been on my reading list for a while now. They didn't want to leave their homes where they had lived, farmed, ranched, etc for generations anymore than we wanted them to come to the U. Similar a la obra de Carlos Castaneda, este emocionante, atrevido y honesto libro, profundiza con coraje en los estados alterados de conciencia que existen paralelos a la realidad ordinaria. El hambre, la desesperación y el largo y duro peregrinar hacia Estados Unidos es sobrellevado con una dignidad inquebrantable, sustentada en el amor filial que vuelve toda dificultad una condición pasajera.
Overall, I felt like I was on the journey with these two families every step of the way, and that I lived their entire lifetime with them. Thanks to my sis-in-law Stacey's recommendation, I didn't get to live a life of having never read this book. Luego de años de duro trabajo, ambas familias se integran al país del norte pero sin olvidar sus raíces, manteniendo la mirada hacia el sur, hacia el país que dejaron, sus pasiones y nostalgias. Este libro es absolutamente estupendo! Reading this book gave me a whole new outlook into immigration and Mexican history. Voluntad, fe y esperanza son los valores desde los cuales Víctor Villaseñor comparte su saga familiar, entregándonos un relato profundamente humano. It was remarkable to look back to where the tale began and how far we all had grown and changed. The former a bootlegger on the run struggles to be rich causing him to fall out of favor with the law of the day.
One of my favorite quotes in the book gives a glimpse of what parenthood means. I highly recommend this book to anyone who hasn't read it. A story of two families ravaged by war who were forced again from their homes into a new country that needs them while at the same time doesn't want them. They didn't care whther the authorities wanted it or not. Wait, that's just what it is. This enchanting translation, Lluvia De Oro , reveals the moving story of Villasenor's mother, Lupe, whose family was forced to flee their homeland during the Mexican Revolution, and how despite this hardship, she met and fell in love with the man who would become Villasenor's father. Personajes que dejan atrás paisajes y afectos, persiguiendo la ilusión de una vida mejor, renunciando a una parte de su corazón que permanecerá anclada por generaciones en México.
Men are concerned with three things in this life, love, money and alcohol. Asi, no he sentido lo mismo por un libro antes pero es cierto que cuando lo leas va a tocarte al corazon y jugar con tus sentimientos, asi es romantico y excitante al mismo tiempo y cada vez que lo deja vas a anhelar por leerlo mas y averiguar lo que sucedera siguiente. The book read so smoothly, with elements of humor, faith, and one of my favorites, history. This book has added perspective to my own family's history. I'm reading it for my book club and ugh! My own family lived through the Mexican Revolution and thanks to Victor Villaseñor's precise and heart-felt words, I was able to live through it too. It tells the story of both families in different places in Mexico in the time during the Mexican Revolution. So why only three stars? Not to fall to the devil's temptation of despair and darkness and these easy thoughts of hate and destruction, but to see beyond these and reach for the stars with the conviction of mind and soul that we, the human species, can only survive in our own house, when we have made peace within ourselves and then with all our fellow human beings on earth! As a brown kid growing up in the same region as Victor Villaseñor it was amazing to hear someone tell a story that at that time - I was sure was in some way similar to or parallel to my own.
The book read so smoothly, with elements of humor, faith, and one of my favorites, history. Your mileage may vary with the original English text. Personajes que dejan atrás paisajes y afectos, persiguiendo la ilusión de una vida mejor, renunciando a una parte de su corazón que permanecerá anclada por generaciones en México. It is such a beautiful story that I just had to hear it again. I was a bit disappointed that the author's generation was not covered in nearly as much detail, even though he would have had his own memories to draw from, instead of having to conduct interviews. I highly recommend this book to anyone who hasn't read it. Listening to the way life events are explained in the book I remember listening to this audiobook many years ago and recently a friend of mine reminded me of the book, so I got it from the Library again.