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Malas / Marcela Fuentes.


"A novel with alternating timelines in which the consequences of one old woman's questionable curse reverberate through the generations of a Tejano family"-- Provided by publisher.
"In 1951, a mysterious old woman confronts Pilar Aguirre in the small border town of La Cienega, Texas. The old woman is sure Pilar stole her husband and, in a heated outburst, lays a curse on Pilar and her family. More than forty years later, Lulu Muñoz is dodging chaos at every turn: her troubled father's moods, his rules, her secret life as singer in a punk band, but most of all her upcoming quinceañera. When her beloved grandmother passes away, Lulu finds herself drawn to the glamorous stranger who crashed the funeral and who lives alone and shunned on the edge of town. Their unexpected kinship picks at the secrets of Lulu's family's past. As the quinceañera looms--and we move between these two strong, irascible female voices--one woman must make peace with the past, and one girl pushes to embrace her future. Rich with cinematic details--from dusty rodeos to the excitement of a Selena concert and the comfort of conjunto ballads played at family gatherings--this memorable debut is a love letter to the Tejano culture and community that sustain both of these women as they discover what family means." -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593655788
  • ISBN: 0593655788
  • Physical Description: 373 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The Good Morning America book club (A GMA book club pick)"--From front cover.
Subject: Blessing and cursing > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Mexican American teenagers > Fiction.
Grandmothers > Death > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Roman familial.
Texas > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 8 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 3 current holds with 8 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library FICTION FUENTES 2024 (Text) 0001012553121 Fiction New Checked out 06/29/2024

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