Los Santos de Agua Mansa, California: Spanish Language Version of Still Water Saints
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: October 2007
Duration: 9 hours 51 minutes
In the Latino town of Agua Mansa, the people flock to the Botánica Oshún seeking charms, herbs, and guidance from the shop's owner, Perla Portillo. Among her customers are a businessman dealing with the death of his father, an addict looking for peace, and a teenager trying to lose weight and find herself.
"[A] kaleidoscopic portrait of a [town]....[Espinoza] demonstrates a deep understanding of his characters. Setting their lives against Perla's provides an inventive way to reflect the community's diversity as well as its shared needs. A well crafted collection of vignettes, neatly stitched together."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)