González and Daughter Trucking Co

González and Daughter Trucking Co

A Road Novel With Literary License

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
“A whimsical, humorous, and passionate mystery that explores the love and hurt of a father and daughter on the run.” —Jorge Ramos, News Anchor for Univision and Bestselling Author

While serving a sentence in a Mexican prison, Libertad González passes the time at the weekly Library Club, reading to her fellow inmates from whatever books she can find in the prison’s meager supply. With her stories, Libertad enthralls a group of female prisoners every bit as eccentric as the tales she tells.

But the story that emerges has nothing to do with the words printed on the pages. Instead, she tells the story of Joaquín González, a former professor and fugitive of the Mexican government who reinvents himself as a trucker in the United States. There he falls in love with a wild woman with whom he shares his truck and his life, until he unexpectedly finds himself alone on the road with a baby girl.

Joaquín and his daughter make the cab of an 18-wheeler their home, sharing everything—adventures, books, truck-stop chow, and memories of the girl’s mother—until the girl grows into a woman, and a chance encounter with one man causes her to rebel against another.

Baker & Taylor
A model prisoner at the Mexicali Penal Institution for Women, Libertad González leads the weekly Library Club, reading aloud from whatever books she can find, in the process revealing the story of her father, a ex-literature professor and fugitive from the Mexican government, his new life as a long haul trucker in the U.S., and and his relationship with his daughter on the road. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Serving a sentence in a prison in Mexico, Libertad Gonzalez finds a clever way to pass the time with the weekly Library Club, reading to her fellow inmates from whatever books she can find in the prison's meager supply. The story that emerges, though, has nothing to do with the words printed on the pages. She tells of a former literature professor and fugitive of the Mexican government who reinvents himself as a trucker in the United States. There he falls in love with a wild woman with whom he shares his truck and his life - that is until Joaquin Gonzalez unexpectedly finds himself alone on the road with a baby girl and Gonzalez & Daughter Trucking Co. is born. Joaquin and his daughter make the cab of an 18-wheeler their home, sharing everything - adventures, books, truck-stop chow, and memories of the girl's mother - until one day the girl grows into a woman, and a chance encounter with one man causes her to rebel against another.

Baker
& Taylor

A model prisoner at the Mexicali Penal Institution for Women, Libertad Gonzâalez leads the weekly Library Club, reading aloud from whatever books she can find and in the process revealing the story of her father.

Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400097357
1400097355
Characteristics: 295 p. : port. ; 21 cm

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