The Flower in the Skull

The Flower in the Skull, Kathleen Alcalá's second novel, chronicles three generations of women descended from the Opata Indians of the Sonoran Desert. "Like the family in Alcalás previous novel," according to Publishers Weekly, "this one travels far--physically, spiritually, and emotionally--in order to survive."

It received the Western States Book Award and the Governer's Writers Award. (Chronicle Books, 1998, Harvest Books, 1999)