Molly Moon: Five Wishes
Molly Moon will discuss her new book Five Wishes in the Mary Hollis Clark Room. Mollie Moon’s life has been filled with travels throughout Europe, the U.S. and South America, which has given her exposure to many lifestyles and cultures. Her own family background is mixed, with family members on three continents. The immigrant is usually at the center of her novels, reflecting her own history and experience. She resides in Southern California and Five Wishes is her second novel. A third has been published and her fourth novel is in the works.
Five Wishes book summary: Maria Elena grows up in a violent, poverty-stricken barrio in Honduras. Her dream of a better life becomes more realistic when she makes friends with Lolita, who seems to have the right connections. Together, they plan an escape to L.A., but Lolita’s connection is Tío, a drug lord and human trafficker. In spite of her misgivings, Maria Elena joins Lolita and escapes her futureless life, only to end up in a foreign country alone, hungry, and scared.