Blood in the Fields (Paperback)

Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang

By Julia Reynolds

Chicago Review Press, 9781613736500, 368pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2014)
MP3 CD (4/4/2017)

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About the Author

Julia Reynolds coproduced and wrote the PBS documentary "Nuestra Familia, Our Family," and reported on the northern California gang for more than a decade. She currently works as a staff writer at the "Monterey County Herald" and has reported for National Public Radio, the Discovery Channel, "The Nation," "Mother Jones," the "San Francisco Chronicle," and more.

Praise For Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang

"Blood in the Fields is a fascinating yet troubling look at a generation grappling with identity. It is a powerful account, one crafted with sensitivity and sharp human insights, of another Mexico within the United States. Julia Reynolds is a masterful storyteller." —Alfredo Corchado, author of Midnight in Mexico and Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News

“Both chilling and sad—so many lives lost, so many households ruined, and so many hearts torn apart. Blood in the Fields is a must-read for anybody interested in stopping the cycle of violence for safer communities.” —Gabe Morales, author, trainer, gang specialist, and founder of the International Latino Gang Investigators Association

"Journalist Reynolds’s debut offers a well sourced account of the most important criminal organization you’ve never heard of: Nuestra Familia." —Publishers Weekly

"A sprawling, literary true-crime effort that will reward patient readers with its gloomy account of an unstoppable, violent subculture." —Kirkus

“Reynolds skillfully limns the tough lives, heartlessness, misgivings, and bad decisions made for the sake of family and the home country of Mexico. . . . A riveting tale of a monster of criminality that is still not dead but merely changing shape.” —BOOKLIST