Evan­gelina Takes Flight

Diana J. No­ble

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Arte Publico Press Soft­cover $10.95 (202pp) 978-1-55885-848-0

“Chal­lenges are chances in dis­guise” in this gor­geously wo­ven novel with a mes­sage of hope.

Hon­est in its ex­plo­ration of xeno­pho­bia, and timely in its em­pa­thetic por­trayal of a refugee fam­ily, Evan­gelina Takes Flight is a vi­brant and ap­peal­ing his­tor­i­cal novel.

In 1911, un­der threat of a raid by Pan­cho Villa and his men, Evan­gelina de León, her fam­ily, and their neigh­bors in Mari­posa, Mex­ico, leave their homes be­hind. The book is di­vided be­tween the first signs of dan­ger on Ran­cho En­can­tado and

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