Los Hijos Del Mar (I Leave You The Sea)
Review from Amazon: Five Stars
This is a great generational story of a family in Veracruz, Mexico in the 1920s. Each chapter is a vignette of a moment in one character’s life. The saga begins with the tough-as-nails Spanish matriarch who moves to the far-away and fabled Yucatan after she is widowed. Each character is painted deftly with a sure brush stroke, as the maiden great-aunts, Chola and Judith, who are funny, practical and terse in their explanation as to why little María didn’t get any Christmas presents. The most sympathetic character is Licho, the sensitive, observant boy believes his teacher when he tells him that he has the hands of a surgeon and then goes on to go to become a doctor. With all the current craze for genealogy and DNA analysis, as with Lisa Kudrow’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” and Henry Louis Gates’ “Faces of America”, this book is timely. N. Smith
- Amazon Review (Five Stars)
Review from Criticas Magazine:
“The knowledge that the events in these vignettes are true imbues the novel with a palpable life force and the reader partakes in all of the family’s joys and sorrows… Throughout, the author’s love and pride shines through in her descriptive language.”
- Criticas Magazine (January 15, 2007) Reviewer Lisa Carter
Mas Alla de la Justicia (Beyond Justice)
Review from the King County Bar Association
The King County Bar Association reviewed Mas Alla de la Justicia (Beyond Justice). Read the full review here.
“How can you defend someone who is guilty?”; “How can you help someone ‘get away’ with a crime you know they committed?” The novel asks these questions through the cases the characters ultimately resolve…The layers of complexity (in the novel) are exposed, as sometimes those same rights are at odds and can pull at each other… There are no easy answers.
Excerpt of the King County Bar Association interview of Maria de Lourdes Victoria – Read the full article in the blog.
Review from Dr. Rita Wirkala, PhD
“Más allá de la justicia is a novel in three voices that narrates, from different perspectives, the intricacies of a judicial system in the United States, at times verging on the absurd. María de Lourdes Victoria is a masterly narrator who has the ability to recreate characters who have perhaps crossed her path, to insert them into this extremely interesting and rich novel.
Dr. Rita Wirkala, PhD, Author and Professor, University of Washington