Under the Mesquite

By Good Books and Good Wine

Under The Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall is a short verse novel, easily readable in two hours, but lingers long after you close the book… Under The Mesquite is not trite. I think this book trusts the reader and I liked that. It feels authentic and not like a book where the purpose is to teach culture, but rather, Lupita happens to be Mexican-American and it’s integrated seamlessly into Lupita’s character… I think readers will be able connect with Lupita and by extension Under The Mesquite through the very common human themes, Mexican-American or not. I absolutely recommend this book.