Imprint of Silver Boomer Books
We anticipate other books as part of Laughing Cactus Press.
Milagros, a novel, by Tess Almendárez Lojacono tells the story of the Méndez family.
Old ways are good ways, Mama taught her girls. They rolled their eyes. Mamá's life, and
her love, were molded by the pattern of those old ways. Traditions were as hard for her to
relinquish as her wringer washer and line-dried sheets. She tried her best, alongside her
husband Manuel, to shape their children with the same care she shaped her home-made
bread rolls...only, the girls, the boys, their lifestyles, their mates, were not of that sweeter
time. Old ways tussled with new ways, in a new time, and a new country. Customs served
to protect the family, to insure its health and survival. It worked in the Old Country, then.
Could it work in Pennsylvania? Now?
Coming January, 2011
To Dingwall, Y'all by Barbara B. Rollins, a middle reader children's book largely set in Dingwall, Scotland, tells of Texas Star Hanover's summer of exile — and discovery — in the Scottish Highlands.