When Nita DeLeon's mother died, she took with her a deep family secret. Now, almost twenty-five years later, after Nita's father suffers a debilitating stroke, Nita begins sifting through his papers and obligations for some semblance of family—only to find a letter, hidden inside her mother's old address book...

My dear Regina: You are right. It is time. A family this small cannot afford a rift this wide. Now that we are all in a safe harbor, there is no reason for continued silence...I will wait to hear from you. Pancha.

Nita had been told that Aunt Pancha had died young. She is about to learn that everything she knew about her parents' past, and her own Guatemalan roots, was a lie. And as Nita pieces together her parents' story, she gains comfort and strength in a man named Juno, who helps her heal the wounds of the past—and find hope for a more meaningful future...

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The San Antonio Express-News hailed her debut novel, Frontera Street, as "heartrending" and "insightful," and the El Paso Times called it "superb" and "entertaining." Now Tanya Maria Barrientos offers a poignant new novel about the cultural boundaries that divide us and the family bonds that define us...


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Family Resemblances
by Tanya Maria Barrientos

July 1, 2003
ISBN #0451208722
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