Luck Is Just the Beginning (Paperback)
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Luck Is Just the Beginning Paperback - November 23, 2015
by Celeste Leon (Author), Leyla Namazie (Editor) This title is published by Floricanto and Berkeley Presses. When nineteen-year-old Ram n Le n 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 Le n 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. D sir e 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 Le n explores the complexities of family, home, and heritage in a refreshing, new way. Le n's debut novel places her among the most exciting Latina writers working today. Alex Espinoza, author of The Five Acts of Diego Le n, Still Water Saints Celeste Le n'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.