The Memories of Ana Calderón is the fictional memoir of a talented woman, born in tradition-bound rural Mexico, who comes to the United States only to find that here, too, society, family, and religion seem to conspire to hold her back. In order to succeed, Ana must give up all that she holds dear. She must remake herself into a ruthless and obsessed businesswoman. But even after accomplishing this, fate still conspires to wound her. Ana Calderon has will, guts, and intelligence, but her battle against family, the church, and the justice system will shake our belief in the ability to forge our own destinies.
The Memories of Ana Calderón is the second novel by the writer who The New York Times Book Review says leaves the reader with that special hunger that can be created only by a newly discovered writer. Ms. Limon’s prose is self-assured and engrossing.