Self-Published Author Relives Life in a Mexican American Hometown

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‘Journey to the Aisle’ hooks readers with a true tale on life’s adventures and decisions.

Author Carmen Treviño Moreno gives readers a glimpse of the colorful life in the south, where the Spanish and Mexican cultural influences and traditions define the norms in Journey to the Aisle: A Story of Cultural Expectations, her engaging new book released through Xlibris.

Growing up in a barrio in south Texas, the author had to live by the traditions instilled, which oftentimes presented obstacles and conflicts while experiencing immersion into educational environments. Practicing Catholicism was the core of daily existence in the lives of families. For Moreno, childhood was a piece of life that digs out a sundry of memories filled with joy, happiness, competition, pain, and insecurities. She grew up in a family with ten siblings. Through vivid narration, she unearths stories about learning how to survive daily in a male-dominant Spanish speaking home environment where gender roles were defined through unwritten rules. Attending an Irish Catholic School in the barrio and ultimately a public school system led her to a journey of reflective questioning of cultural expectations. In the latter part of the memoir, she relates personal struggles and conflicts encountered as she journeys through the process of deciding to make a commitment to marrying.

Journey to the Aisle: A Story of Cultural Expectations is a richly layered journal which seamlessly presents how one woman wandered through life to find the happiness and contentment that her heart has been desiring—amid stern rules and established ethos. As well, it will entertain readers as it provides an inside look into a fascinating place rich with history and traditions. For more information on this book, log on to

About the Author
Carmen Treviño Moreno, born to a Mexican immigrant father and an Italian American mother, received a BA degree from Pan American College in Edinburg, TX in 1965 and a MS degree in 1985 from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. After having four children and spending twelve years at home as a wife and mother, she returned to a career in education. After teaching Home Economics, English and Spanish, she became an administrator in several districts in Texas. She is presently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Region IV Education Service Center, Secretary of the United Way Bay Area Advisory Committee, and Vice President of the Texas Association of Education Service Centers.

Journey to the Aisle * by Carmen Treviño Moreno
A Story of Cultural Expectations
Publication Date: May 10, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 153 pages; 978-1-4500-8801-5
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 153 pages; 978-1-4500-8802-2
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4500-8803-9

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