Most of all, she hates that the urn containing Mamá’s ashes disappeared into a drawer the day of Papi's wedding—and that there even is an urn. If only her Tía Diosonita, the town patrona, would put aside her belief that suicide is a sin, Mamá could be buried with her family and her community.
If everything about Glorieta’s life is going to change, then she wants one thing to go her way: this year, she wants to celebrate Mamá during los Días de los Muertos—something that’s only possible if Mamá’s ashes can be buried. So with the help of her best friend and her prankster cousin, Glorieta sets out to change her Tía’s mind. To do so, she’ll have to learn to let hate go—and to love the people who stand in her way.
In lovely prose that sparkles with magical undertones, author Kersten Hamilton weaves a tender story about grief, faith, immigration, and the redemptive power of love.
AuthorBy Kersten Hamilton, By Kersten Hamilton, By Kersten Hamilton
ImprintSky Pony Press
Published7 August 2018
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
Kersten Hamilton was born in a trailer in High Rolls, New Mexico, and has worked as a ranch hand, a lumberjack, a census taker, and an archeological surveyor, and is now a full-time writer. She is the author of several picture books and many novels, including the middle grade Gadgets and Gears series and the critically acclaimed young adult trilogy The Goblin Wars. She splits her time between her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and her farm in Kentucky.