Wild Steps of Heaven

Wild Steps of Heaven

by Victor Villasenor


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In his critically acclaimed bestseller Rain of Gold, Victor Villase-or brought his mother's family vividly to life. In Wild Steps Of Heaven, he turns to his father's family, the Villase-ors. Against a vivid backdrop of love and war, magic and heroism, the author breathes life into his father's people--and in particular, the Villase-or women*Margarita, the indomitable matriarch who was swept away by Don Juan Jesus Villase-or on the eve of the Mexican revolution*their beautiful daughters, who find strength and endurance in their mother's faith, and searing passion amidst the turmoil of war. But it is little Juan, the youngest son, through whose eyes this tumultuous saga unfolds. Juan would learn from his brother Jose, a hero of the revolution, how to be a man; and from his beloved mother, how to live and love con gusto y amor.

A story of madness and miracles, rage and redemption, In Wild Steps Of Heaven creates a riveting portrait of an extraordinary family and the country whose earth gave them roots.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385315692
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 147,609
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Victor Villaseñor is the author of the national bestsellers Rain of Gold, Thirteen Senses, Burro Genius, and Crazy Loco Love, the last two of which were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, as well as other critically acclaimed books, such as Wild Steps of Heaven and Jury: The People vs. Juan Corona. He has also written several screenplays, including the award-winning The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez. Villaseñor lives on the North Country San Diego ranch where he grew up.

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Wild Steps of Heaven 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
cuicocha on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story of Victor Villasenor's father and the struggle of his family and friends during the Mexican Revolution immediately draws the reader in and holds him/her spellbound. The author writes with awareness, understanding, humor, pathos, and compassion in telling a story of a boy turned man and his quest for justice and a better life. The small town in the Mexican mountains though poor in "cosas" is rich in "familia", "amigos" y "tradiciones". This is a book that makes the reader "feel"!
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I love this book. It's the best book that anybody can ever have read. I mean with this book you loose yor virginity. You cry, you feel, you see what's going on. It's like if you were their. Too bad their's only 5 stars because I would give this book all the stars in the world. You might think I'm exagerating with this but I'm not. If you read it you'll know what I mean. I love Jose he was like the hero of this story. After rwading this book I wanted to meet Jose so badly. I wished that I lived in that time to have had the chanse to met him. I also wished I would of met Juan he is a great child, well man right know but in the story his a kid. Jose is my hero. This book had an inpacat in my life that you won't imagine. The author Victor Villasenor is a great writer, and author. When I was reaading the book I could see everything, like if I was there. Maybe I could imagine Los Altos de Jalisco because I'm from Jalisco, Mexico and I know what town, and ranchos look like. I would recomend thid book to anyone. Oh by the way Dona Margarita is a great woman. She always kept her faith.