Strawberry Fields, a Book of Short Stories, by Edinburg attorney and fiction writer, Chuy Ramirez, will be debuted to the Edinburg community at the Museum of South Texas History on Sunday April 11, at 2 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History is located at 200 N Closner Blvd. in Edinburg.
The book signing will follow a presentation of excerpts Ramirez has selected to read.
“Strawberry Fields tells the tales of three generations of a Mexican family as they make their way from Northern Mexico to South Texas,” says Ramirez. The book is written like a novel but readers can read chapters as independent vignettes. The book is also a murder mystery. Most of the focus, though, is on that period in the 1960s when the “baby boomers” begin to come of age. Strawberry Fields is symbolic of both the strawberry fields in Michigan at which farm workers labored to improve their lot, as well as an abstract place that represents the dreams and ambitions of a young Joaquin, the protagonist.
Ramirez himself grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, attended Pan American University in Edinburg and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He practices law in McAllen. Strawberry Fields is his first fictional work.
In McAllen, the book is available at Los Cazadores Restaurant at Ivy and North Main. In San Juan, the book is for sale at First Texas Publishers Company at 700 N “I” Rd, Suite B. In Edinburg, you can find the book at the Law Office of Alex Moreno, 4751 S. Jackson, 956-381-8000 and The Museum of South Texas History 200 N. Closner Blvd., 956-383-6911. The book will soon be available at the Hidalgo County Law Library, South Texas College library, and the University of Texas Pan American library.