This month we discuss The Milagro Beanfield War, by John Nichols.
From the author:
Joe Mondragon, a 35-year old Chicano handyman cuts water illegally into his father's fallow beanfield, and all hell breaks loose. It's a big novel about a small town New Mexico tempest in a teapot that threatens to start a civil war. With 200 colorful local characters and a ribald sense of humor, it's probably my best-known novel. Book reviewers called it "funny," "irreverent," "poignant," "wondrously fresh and alive," "zesty," "affectionate" "a wholly first-rate comic novel" and so forth, yada yada.
Branch Library Readers' Guild: http://library.booksite.com/6538/nl/?list=CNL9