• John Rechy
Cover of The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gómez

In this novel, Amalia Gómez thinks she sees a large silver cross in the sky. A miraculous sign, perhaps, but one the down-to-earth Amalia does not trust. Through Amalia, we take a vivid and moving tour of the other Hollywood, populated by working-class Mexican Americans, as John Rechy blends tough realism with religious and cultural fables to take us into the life of a Chicano family in L.A.


Rechy, John. The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gómez. New York: Arcade Publishing, 1991.