Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
Time: 6 p.m., CDT
Where: 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM
Alma García will read her debut novel, All That Rises, presented by Bookworks in Albuquerque. The event is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will take place with books available for purchase.
About the book:
All That Rises is a story of families and conflict in El Paso, Texas. In this novel, mysteries are unraveled, odd alliances are forged, and the boundaries between lives blur in destiny-changing ways—all in a place where the physical border between two countries is as palpable as it is porous, and the legacies of history are never far away. There are no easy solutions to the issues the characters face in this story, and their various realities—as undocumented workers, Border Patrol agents, the American supervisor of a Mexican factory employing an impoverished workforce—never play out against a black-and-white moral canvas. Instead, they are complex human beings with sometimes messy lives who struggle to create a place for themselves in a part of the world like no other, even as they are forced to confront the lives they have made.