2009 Book Signing/Reading….Sunday, May 3rd…Josefina Lopez

ChimMaya Gallery

ChimMaya is pleased to invite you to a book signing/reading…..in our continuing series celebrating Latina authors in contemporary literature.

Josefina Lopez

Sunday, May 3rd

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2:30 – 3:30 Reading and Q&A
3:30 – 4:30 Book Signing

(seating is limited….please rsvp with name/number attending)

Josefina Lopez…is best known for authoring the play and co-authoring the film Real Women Have Curves, a coming-of-age story about Ana, a first-generation Chicana torn between pursuing her college ambitions, a personal goal, and securing employment, which is a family expectation.

Josefina Lopez Biography
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‘Hungry Woman in Paris’… Primarily, Hungry Woman in Paris is the story of a young woman trying to find herself in a foreign country. Yet it is so much more than that. Beyond a delicious facade of Parisian gourmet cuisine and love escapades, the novel examines important issues like prejudice against minorities and gender roles.

Hungry Woman in Paris is a compelling, engrossing read. Told in the first person from the point of view of Canela, the story sparkles with genuinity and our protagonist’s strong voice. Canela comes across as a passionate and forceful yet sad, very vulnerable woman trying to find her true identity in a world that denies her just that. The prose flows beautifully, shining here and there with Canela’s witty remarks and her honest view of life’s struggles. The secondary characters are also compelling but the novel is driven by Canela and her narrative voice. The pace moves fairly quickly and the food descriptions are a fun, delicious part of the novel that work on two levels-indeed, the word ‘hungry’ is meant both for food and lust. Lopez interlaces the two elements with clarity and deftness, pulling the reader into a world of drunken sensuality. Highly recommended. – The Dark Phantom Review

Josefina Lopez…Book Preview…YouTube Video
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‘Hungry Woman in Paris’…Website
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