Virtual: María Amparo Escandón, "L.A. Weather" in Conversation with Jorge Ramos
Join us for a bold, comic take on family and desert weather
Forecast: Storm clouds are on the horizon in L.A. Weather, a fun, fast-paced novel of a Mexican-American family from the author of the #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller Esperanza’s Box of Saints.
L.A. is parched, dry as a bone, and all Oscar, the weather-obsessed patriarch of the Alvarado family, desperately wants is a little rain. He’s harboring a costly secret that distracts him from everything else. His wife, Keila, desperate for a life with a little more intimacy and a little less Weather Channel, feels she has no choice but to end their marriage.
Their three daughters — Claudia, a television chef with a hard-hearted attitude; Olivia, a successful architect who suffers from gentrification guilt; and Patricia, a social media wizard who has an uncanny knack for connecting with audiences but not with her lovers — are blindsided and left questioning everything they know. Each will have to take a critical look at her own relationships and make some tough decisions along the way.
With quick-wit and humor, Maria Amparo Escandón follows the Alvarado family as they wrestle with impending evacuations, secrets, deception, and betrayal, and their toughest decision yet: whether to stick together or burn it all down.
María Amparo Escandón is the author of #1 L.A. Times bestseller Esperanza’s Box of Saints and González & Daughter Trucking Co. Named a writer to watch by both Newsweek and the L.A. Times, she was born in Mexico City and has lived in Los Angeles for nearly four decades.
Jorge Ramos is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and the author of ten books. Hailed by Time magazine as one of “the 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States,” Ramos has been the anchorman for Noticiero Univision since 1986. He also hosts the weekly show America with Jorge Ramos and the Sunday morning public affairs show Al Punto on Fusion. In 2017, he was awarded the Walter Cronkite Award in the US and the Gabriel Garcia Marquez prize in Colombia for his excellence in journalism.