The Zavala Chronicles

The Zavala Chronicles

Love, Faith, and Obstinate Grit to Save Herself and Her Family are the Only Weapons a Mexican Mother has to Fight Against Criminal Danger, Poverty, Alcoholism, Domestic Violence, and Bigotry

by Carlos B. Zavala


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An Extraordinary Saga of Struggle and Triumph

The Zavala Chronicles is a real-life story: a culmination of memories, family recollections, confessions, and facts about the large Zavala family. Prepare for an astonishing, wild ride with the Zavalas and their fight to survive poverty, corruption, violent enemies, and lawlessness in México; their efforts to build a new life in the United States; and their struggle to cope with a new culture, a new language, and the inevitable family dysfunctionality and division caused by differences in values of the Mexican and American cultures. Told mostly from the point of view of Carlos Zavala, who chose to break out of long-established family patterns, this story is wrought with conflict, violence, emotion, and real-life characters that you will either love or hate. Riveting, compelling, heartbreaking, and inspiring, The Zavala Chronicles is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 306 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 12, 2018)
ISBN10: 1478724080
ISBN13: 9781478724087
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

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Carlos B. ZavalaCarlos B. Zavala was born in 1951 to peasant parents, in a remote village in southern México. He is the eighth sibling in a family of fourteen. In 1956, after years of suffering severe physical abuse, hunger, and misery, Carlos and his family settled in Tijuana, Baja California. In 1964, they started the process of migrating the family, one by one, to the United States. In 1966, Carlos came to Anaheim, California and in 1970, he became the first of his siblings to graduate from high school. In 1974, he graduated from California State University, Fullerton and he went on to become chief of a large statewide program within the California Department of Public Health.
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