The sequel to the 2003 perennial classic, Palomar . Gilbert Hernandezclimaxed his award-winning "Palomar" series at the end of Loveand Rockets' original run by leveling the Central American hamlet. But hesoon picked up the story of Luba: The hammer-wielding matriarch had emigrated tothe U. S. where she contended not only with an unwelcoming new culture but alsoher extended family. These "America" stories - over 80 of them,ranging from quick one-page blackout sketches to graphic novellas - wereoriginally published in a number of different comics and reprinted in a trilogyof oversized paperbacks. Luba collects in one compact, affordablehardcover the entirety of these tales, showcasing Gilbert Hernandez's wickedwit, great compassion, and uncanny understanding of how human beings love,squabble, and ultimately find a way to make it through this life.