Land of Milk and Money
By Anthony Barcellos
(Tagus, Paperback, 9781933227405, 334pp.)
Publication Date: July 2012
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Land of Milk and Money tells the story of the Francisco family, Portuguese immigrants who build a prosperous California dairy farm. With their growing success, plans to return to the Old Country fall by the wayside, and the legacy of the older generation becomes a source of contention among descendants competing to inherit herds of cattle and tracts of farmland. As matriarch, Teresa had devoted her life to keeping the peace in her big family. But when she dies long-simmering resentments and feuds burst into the open--and into the courtroom. Teresa, however, had seen it all coming, and her will contains a few surprises.