Monday, July 22, 2013

Chuy Ramirez debuts La Jornada de Joaquin

Chuy Ramirez Debuts

La Jornada de Joaquin

(Mission, TEXAS) – La Jornada De Joaquin, by San Juan, Texas attorney and fiction writer, Chuy Ramirez, will be debuted to the Mission community at the Mission Speer Memorial Public Library on Thursday July 25th, 2013 at 6pm.   The library is located at 801 E. 12th Street in Mission.

The book signing will follow a presentation of excerpts Ramirez has selected to read. La Jornada De Joaquin” is a truly remarkable depiction of the 1950s and 1960s world of Mexican American farm workers, the setting for a novel which combines the coming of age for a young boy with a an intriguing mystery.

For those who are familiar with his book of short stories, Strawberry Fields, La Jornada de Joaquin drops many of the earlier vignettes and incorporates the trip to Michigan into a true novel.  A “jornada” is a journey and this journey takes place for the protagonist, Joaquin, both at a physical as well as a psychological level.

Ramirez himself grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, attended Pan American University in Edinburg, Texas and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He practices law in San Juan. For reviews of the book and more information on the author, or to purchase La Jornada De Joaquin, visit

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Works of Fiction:

Strawberry Fields, A Book of Short Stories

Toy Soldiers-to be released

Joaquin's Journey-to be released


Altering the Policy of Neglect of Undocumented Immigration from South of the Border, Vol. 18 in 1983

Igualada: Exploring The Gloria Anzaldua Link Between Powerlessness and Chicano/a Self-Expression



Chuy Ramirez at STC Pecan Library Campus