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L.A. Weather: A Novel

L.A. Weather: A Novel

by María Amparo Escandón
L.A. Weather: A Novel

L.A. Weather: A Novel

by María Amparo Escandón


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You'll never forget the Alvarado family: Dad wants nothing more than rain (and for his secrets to stay hidden); Mom feels pushed to divorce by Dad's obsession with the weather; and each of their three daughters ? TV chef, architect and social media whiz -- isn't quite sure what they want, but they're pretty sure none of what they have now is it. This gimlet-eyed, laugh-out-loud page turner has a bit of The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney and Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid to it, along with echoes of one of the great L.A. novels, The Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor Tobar.


FORECAST: Storm clouds are on the horizon in L.A. Weather, a fun, fast-paced novel of a Mexican American family from the author of the #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller Esperanza’s Box of Saints.

“There’s a 100% chance you’ll be paging through this book to uncover the secrets and deception that could potentially burn everything down!”—Reese Witherspoon

“This is by far one of the most endearing L.A. novels in recent memory.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A lively and ambitious family novel."New York Times Book Review

Oscar, the weather-obsessed patriarch of the Alvarado family, desperately wants a little rain. L.A. is parched, dry as a bone, and he’s harboring a costly secret that distracts him from everything else. His wife, Keila, desperate for a life with a little more intimacy and a little less Weather Channel, feels she has no choice but to end their marriage.

Their three daughters—Claudia, a television chef with a hard-hearted attitude; Olivia, a successful architect who suffers from gentrification guilt; and Patricia, a social media wizard who has an uncanny knack for connecting with audiences but not with her lovers—are left questioning everything they know. Each will have to take a critical look at her own relationships and make some tough decisions along the way.

With quick wit and humor, María Amparo Escandón follows the Alvarado family as they wrestle with impending evacuations, secrets, deception, and betrayal, and their toughest decision yet: whether to stick together or burn it all down.

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ISBN-13: 9781250802569
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication date: 09/07/2021
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 14,136
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

María Amparo Escandón is the author of the #1 L.A. Times bestseller Esperanza’s Box of Saints and González & Daughter Trucking Co. Named a writer to watch by both Newsweek and the L.A. Times, she was born in Mexico City and has lived in Los Angeles for nearly four decades.

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