The Girls from the Revolutionary Cantina
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The Girls from the Revolutionary Cantina

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by M. Padilla
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312593082

ISBN-13: 9780312593087

Pub. Date: 06/22/2010

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Inspired by their good-natured rivalry, career-oriented best friends Julia Juarez and Ime Benevides have never let anything come between them. Then enters Julia's new coworker, Ilario, who pulls both women's heartstrings, disrupts their friendship, and brings Julia's career to the brink of disaster.

Looking for support, Julia turns to her other friends:

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Inspired by their good-natured rivalry, career-oriented best friends Julia Juarez and Ime Benevides have never let anything come between them. Then enters Julia's new coworker, Ilario, who pulls both women's heartstrings, disrupts their friendship, and brings Julia's career to the brink of disaster.

Looking for support, Julia turns to her other friends: Concepción, a party-obsessed dance instructor; Nina, a timid but shrewd seamstress who's not too taken with her fiancé; and Marta, owner of the Revolutionary Cantina, who is preoccupied with the details of a Hollywood murder case. When they involve Julia in a risky scheme, she must choose between her loyalty to her friends and a chance to live the life she's worked so hard to achieve.

Boasting irreverent, edgy humor and a clear sense of Southern Californian culture, this hilarious, insightful debut novel by award-winning author M. Padilla brilliantly captures the comforts and dangers of friendship.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312593087
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.66(h) x 0.99(d)

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The Girls from the Revolutionary Cantina 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TURTLES!!!!!! Keep going!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! Keep it up, bro!
LoveToReadBooksCA More than 1 year ago
I read this book over the weekend and really loved it. The author eased me into a world of quirky, sympathetic characters, and then captured me with the story. I got no sleep because I could not put the book down.
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LA_Reader More than 1 year ago
I was lucky to read an advance copy of Girls from the Revolutionary Cantina. Expecting a familiar retread of cocktails and shoe-shopping, I was surprised by the LA local flavor, the wit, humor and the realistic conflicts. Each character stands out, and their relationships are funny and complicated. These women are fun to follow, for sure, but their difficulty maintaining past friendships amid new and changing circumstances is grounded and believable. A fun and colorful Latina adventure with bittersweet wisdom as well.
Ginita-50 More than 1 year ago
I was able to stumble in the library, upon an advanced, uncorrected, proof. Needless to say, I could not put the book down. The stories of the girls link together very well and are hillarious, funny, and very well written. The author truly knows much about the Latin culture and slips a few words here and there, that can only be written in Spanish to understand and make you laugh. You almost feel like you are right there in the story, right along with them. I could not put the book down; it is truly a "Novela!" I'm going to order two copies for each of my sisters and one for me to keep. I so enjoyed this book!