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This is one of the most real and beautiful tribute to a family member, the much loved Nando.
I haven’t been able to put this book down, and that speaks volumes coming from a busysingle mama of two.
This is the first book from a talented new writer. Vera’s tribute to Nando will give her family closure and allow his voice to be heard.
In this age when a whole population has had to find themselves in a prison cell, these stories need to be shared.
Like Nando, I too was in Prison. Praying we are both free now.
This enjoyable new book, by Veracruz Sanchez, takes this ‘non-fiction novel’ concept and delves deeply into the lives, both good and bad, of two San Diego kids. This was an excellent first effort by a new and gifted novelist.
An absolute honest depiction of our current mental state, a necessary addition to Chicana Literature beyond the stories of mangos and piñatas…thank you Vera for having the courage to release these memories that honor us beyond the clichés.
These are real people, in real times, caught in real conflicts and celebrating rituals like real Chicanos, not just cardboard characters in a story.
Prison Letters shows the character and depth of the people, and it certainly gives a new perspective on Nando, one that is different than what most people associate with a young man in prison.
In one line of the book, Nando says ‘Maybe one day I might be able to inspire.’ He definitely inspired me in more than one way, and this book will do the same for you.
My hope is words such as hardship, redemption, mistakes, forgiveness, and change are taken to heart and given consideration to others. There is more to every story. I hope minds are opened.
The writer made me feel like I had known this person all my life. Thanks for lifting my heart.
Vera Sanchez hit a homerun with her first novel. She is a talented storyteller.
This book is clearly a tribute to a talented young man who at times, found himself whether by choice or circumstance, in an underdog position. Nando’s letters have the ability to inspire many people.
Vera is a role model for my 12 year old. She wants to be a writer!” -Felicia Patino, Spanish Teacher, Folklorico Ballet Dancer, and Master’s of Arts in Education at Cal State Bakersfield
Nando’s letters reads as though he is co-author, keeping his spirit alive in our hearts.
I highly recommend to readers who have a loved one incarcerated.
The author helps us understand that all families have flaws and weaknesses, but they can still be there to support, love, and share with one another.
Vera has opened a window to my own life. I can identify with what she has written.
Prison Letters is a touching and heartwarming tribute to Nando and was a page-turner from beginning to end. The author does an excellent job keeping the reader wondering what will happen next.
Prison Letters was so beautifully written and full of spiritual messages. I picked it up at just the right time.
This book is for anyone who likes authenticity. Vera makes you feel like you’re a fly on the wall in every story.
If you are grieving a loved one, this book will definitely hit home and will make you realize that you aren’t the only one coping with a loss.
Vera made a promise to deliver, to which she more than succeeded with her first novel. This salute to Nando will instill the importance of family values in all those who journey through its pages.
“Buy this book and enjoy portal into the life of a Chicano family’s triumphs and tragedies.”
Vera’s voice is strong through to the end. The text of the prison letters is remarkably profound and insightful, giving the reader a rare view into the life of Fernando.