Author Lorena Hughes Presents "the Spanish Daughter"

PASADENA, CA – Pasadena Public Library continues its celebration of Latino Heritage Month this October with a virtual author talk by Lorena Hughes, who will discuss her novel, The Spanish Daughter. Hughes joins a collection of literary artists highlighted in the Library’s Authors and their Journeys series that showcases the works of diverse authors through insightful and informative conversations. Join the discussion on Zoom, Tuesday, October 11, at 5 p.m. To attend, sign up at

The setting for this imaginative historical drama filled with sibling rivalry and betrayals is a lush Ecuadoran cacao plantation in the early 20th Century. Threaded throughout this dramatic family saga are descriptions of cocoa-making that will leave your mouth watering for chocolate. Born and raised in Ecuador, Hughes moved to the U.S. at 18 to study fine arts, mass communication and journalism. After the release of her first novel, The Sisters of Alameda Street, in 2017 she was named one of the Rising Latina Authors by HIP LATINA. She currently is the coordinator of the UNM Writers Conference.

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