Here are stories that blaze like wildfires, with characters who made me laugh and broke my heart, believable in everything they said and did. How tragic that American letters hasn’t met these women of the West before, women who were here before America was America. And how tragic that these working-class women haven’t seen themselves in the pages of American lit. before. Thank you for honoring their lives, Kali. I welcome them and you.
Author of poetry collections, nonfiction, memoir, books for young readers, and novels, including How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies, ¡YO!