Luck is Just the Beginning. By Celeste León. ISBN 978-1511639934. $23.95.
Celeste León takes the reader on a deeply affecting voyage, balancing “the luckiest man in Maunabo’s” dreams and aspirations against the push and pull of a tightly-knit community. Emotionally pitch-perfect and skillfully written, this historical novel transports the reader on an unforgettable journey to a time and place most of us have never known.
Désirée Zamorano, author of The Amado Women
Luck is Just the Beginning announces the arrival of a gifted and intuitive writer whose heart, grace, and compassion will surely win her a devoted readership. With skill and precision, Celeste León explores the complexities of family, home, and heritage in a refreshing, new way. León’s debut novel places her among the most exciting Latina writers working today.
Alex Espinoza, author of The Five Acts of Diego León, Still Water Saints
Celeste León’s award-winning stories were published in:
Chicken Soup for the Soul, Celebrating People Who Make a Difference, the
Preservation Foundation and www.beliefnet.com.
She was awarded First Prize by High Sierra Writers of Reno, NV for her
essay, Finding Home, about her travels to Puerto Rico in search of her family
roots. Celeste is a physical therapist who lives in Truckee, CA with her
family. Please visit her at www.celesteleon.com or