|LEAVING HOME "A hypnotic account
of Mexican American life in the United States"--Booklist. "A
great discovery of a book and an author"--San Antonio Express
News. "In the finest tradition of the Spanish and Latin American
novels"--El Paso Times.
|A SHROUD IN THE FAMILY "accommodates
all the grandeur and scope of novels like Gabriel Garcia Marquez'
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE..."Los Angeles Times. "...rich
and earthy novel having many hilarious moments as Garcia poignantly
illustrates the struggle of Hispanics to adapt to American culture"
Publishers Weekly. "Locates Garcia squarely on the path to greatness..."
Texas Commission on the Arts Magazine.
|HARDSCRUB "A bracing new novel
full of Mr. Garcia's sense of humor and irony..."New York Times.
"Wrenching and unforgettable..."Publishers Weekly. "The
voices of the children are memorable in this novel..."Booklist.
"Inescapably compelling..." Austin American Statesman.
|TO A WIDOW WITH CHILDREN "A sheer
delight having more subplots than a
Shakespearean comedy..."Dallas Morning News. "Magical realism..."New
"In this heartwarming, humorous, and wise tale, Lionel Garcia
presents...the lives of a beautiful widow, her four loving but mischievous
children and stories of a memorable assortment of local residents..."
Review of Texas Books, Fall, 1994.
|I CAN HEAR THE COWBELLS RING "We
are lucky that Garcia shares his upbringing with us..." New York
Times. "A beautiful collection of Garcia's growing up period..."
Dallas Morning News.