Finally Denver Mayor Hickenlooper will be announcing the new 2006 One Book, One Denver title on Tuesday October 17. His record has been one good book, one bad book so we have a 50% chance that this one is a keeper. I loved Peace Like a River and it has become an all time favorite, but Carmelo was so bad, I did not finish it, something I rarely do. After reading the Amazon reviews, I may need to go back to Carmelo and see if I can finish it. I think the first time I didn't like Sandra Cisneros writing style, but I always like to read about new cultures and Mexican culture has always appealed to me. On the other hand Peace Like a River was such an easy read and the characters endeared themselves to me immediately.