“Beth Alvarado’s splendid first book burns with the landscape of the Southwest and the quiet passions of its characters. Potent and darkly beautiful, these are unforgettable stories that haunt us long after the book is closed. Not a Matter of Love is a marvelous debut!”—Karen Brennan, author of Being With Rachel and The Garden in Which I Walk
“This is serious, beautiful work.”—Antonya Nelson, author of Female Trouble and Living to Tell
Here decisions create ripples in family dynamics as bicultural families deal with recidivism, drugs, cultural identity, and growing up in an environment fraught with tension.
About the Author
Beth Alvarado holds a B.A. from University of Arizona, M.A. from Stanford University, and M.F.A. from University of Arizona. Her work is published in Ploughshares, Calyx, and other journals and anthologies. She teaches at the University of Arizona. This is her first book.