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Book Title: Luck is Just the Beginning|
Date of issue: October 7th 2015
ISBN 13: 9781517716578
The author of the book: Celeste Leon
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.98 MB
Edition: Floricanto and Berkeley Presses
Read full description of the books Luck is Just the Beginning:This title is published by Floricanto and Berkeley Presses. When nineteen-year-old Ramón León wins the Puerto Rican lottery, he believes his promise to establish the first dental and medical clinic in his village will be achievable. But a chain of catastrophic events intervenes. Luck is Just the Beginning is not only an enchanting story of the joys and sorrows of family, but also the saga of one man’s determination to see his dream through.
Luck is Just the Beginning is the gripping story of heartbreak, courage and self-sacrifice, of one man’s struggle to find the right path to his dream. It will take your breath away and warm your heart. David Sundstrand, author of Shadow of the Raven, Shadows of Death
Celeste León takes the reader on a deeply affecting voyage, balancing the luckiest man in Maunabo’s dreams and aspirations against the push and pull of a tightly-knit community. Emotionally pitch-perfect and skillfully written, this historical novel transports the reader on an unforgettable journey to a time and place most of us have never known. Désirée Zamorano, author of The Amado Women
Luck is Just the Beginning announces the arrival of a gifted and intuitive writer whose heart, grace, and compassion will surely win her a devoted readership. With skill and precision, Celeste León explores the complexities of family, home, and heritage in a refreshing, new way. León’s debut novel places her among the most exciting Latina writers working today. Alex Espinoza, author of The Five Acts of Diego León, Still Water Saints
Celeste León’s award-winning stories were published in: Chicken Soup for the Soul, Celebrating People Who Make a Difference, the Preservation Foundation and www.beliefnet.com. She won First Prize for her essay, Finding Home, about her travels to Puerto Rico in search of her family roots, awarded by High Sierra Writers in Reno, Nevada. Celeste is a physical therapist who lives in Truckee, CA with her family.
Visit her at www.celesteleon.com or www.celestejleon.blogspot.com
Read information about the authorLuck is Just the Beginning earned a Mariposa Award for Best First Book in the 2016 International Latino Book Awards and Finalist in Multicultural Fiction in the 2016 International Book Awards. The book is inspired by the true story of author Celeste León's father and was released by Floricanto Press in November 2015. (www.floricantopress.com)
When nineteen-year-old Ramón León wins the Puerto Rican lottery, he believes his promise to establish the first dental and medical clinic in his village will be achievable. But an unexpected chain of catastrophic events intervenes. Luck is Just the Beginning is not only an enchanting story of the joys and sorrows of family, but also the saga of one man's determination to never give up on his dream. Visit Celeste at www.celesteleon.com for more information and where books are available from Amazon and Floricanto Press.
Celeste Leon was named one of the Top Ten New Latino Authors of 2017 by LatinoStories.com. Her award winning short stories, A Lucky Man, and Sharing Luck, were published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Celebrating People Who Make a difference, as well as in www.beliefnet.com and for the Preservation Foundation (www.storyhouse.org). Both stories are adaptations that ultimately grew into her novel Luck is Just the Beginning. Celeste is a 2013 alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She is the recipient of First Prize in the annual contest for the High Sierra Writers group in Reno, Nevada for her essay, Finding Home, about her travels to Puerto Rico in search of her family roots. Celeste is a physical therapist and lives in Truckee, CA with her family.
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