love and war novel


Spanning a quarter of a century, from the early 1950s until the 1970s, and set against the social and political turmoil of the San Joaquin Valley in that watershed era, Ernest Brawley’s sexy, historical romance SELENA traces the interlocking destinies of a haunting young woman who believes she’s been chosen for greatness, and the two desperate men who have been lifelong rivals for her love.

Brawley deftly gives the reader keen insight into the hearts and minds of multiple characters. He writes about these these very different people -from white racists, to Mexican activists, to horny teenagers of different socioeconomic classes. Wonderfully well researched and authentic, the characters are complex, layered and so interesting. No one is all good or all bad, even Selena, the woman with a cause, has her shortcomings. An excellent example of a close third person narration, Brawley's third person POV feels like first person, replete with the flavor and rhythm of each character.



prison books
 First Book
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The Rap
selena book
 Second Book
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Selena novel
The Alamo Tree
 Third Book
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love and war book
 Fourth Book
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novel reading
blood moon book
Fifth Book
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streetlight book
 Sixth Book
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streetlight novel
desert places book
 Seventh Book
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desert places novel
Jihadi Joe book
 Eighth Book
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Jihadi Joe novel