Howe Library: Rubén Degollado, THE FAMILY IZQUIERDO

Check this out! Rubén Degollado will be interviewed by the Howe in this virtual event.

This event will be held on Zoom. For more information, visit

November 30
7:00 p.m.


About the Book

The tight-knit Izquierdo family is grappling with misfortunes none of them can explain. Their beloved patriarch has suffered from an emotional collapse and is dying; eldest son Gonzalo’s marriage is falling apart; daughter Dina, beleaguered by the fear that her nightmares are real, is a shut-in. When Gonzalo digs up a strange object in the backyard of the family home, the Izquierdos take it as proof that a jealous neighbor has cursed them—could this be the reason for all their troubles? As the Izquierdos face a distressing present and an uncertain future, they are sustained by the blood that binds them, a divine presence, and an abiding love for one another. Told in a series of soulful voices brimming with warmth and humor, The Family Izquierdo is a tender narrative of a family at a turning point.

About the Author

Rubén Degollado  is an educator from Texas and the author of The Family Izquierdo: A Novel and the young adult novel Throw. His fiction has appeared in Beloit Fiction Journal, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Image

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
13 South Street
Hanover, NH 03755-2001
The Family Izquierdo: A Novel By Rubén Degollado Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393866827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 6th, 2022