Book Review of Daniela Zambros
Julian, a literature professor and writer, reads Daniela stories about the private lives of trees while anxiously waiting for her to sleep. While doing this he contemplates their relationship, Karla’s past history with him, and Daniela’s future. Julian has many insecurities but Zambra writes with such lightness that his insecurity becomes endearing rather than alarming.
Early Life and Education
Daniela Zambros was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on November 30th 1942 and is an American novelist and memoirist who has published four books so far. Her works have been described as genre-defying poetic lyricism.
She currently resides at 2415 Roslyn Way Sacramento, CA 95864-0756. According to public records, she is affiliated with several hospitals including Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and UCSF Health as well as being non-participating provider in Medicare.
This tale of love, loss and fragile family structures is filled with intimate moments and poetic prose that depict the stepson’s love for his stepdaughter.
Daniela L Zambros is licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage and Family Therapist with License #40136. Her practice can be found at 3331 Power Inn Road Suite 190 Sacramento California 95826. Please be aware that Daniela does not participate with Medicare – she has not signed an agreement to accept assignment of claims; to get more information please reach out directly to your insurance provider as she is also in-network provider for several other health plans.
Alejandro Zambra often subverts the novel form in his works; here he explores this form through a short story set over one evening as Julian, an English professor and writer, tells stories to Daniela in order to help her sleep. He waits impatiently and fretfully for his wife Veronica to come home from art class, introspecting on his past relationship with Karla, the nature of love and family structures, as well as picturing Daniela at different stages in her life. This book contains beautiful poetic prose and an introspective view into human relationships, offering an intriguing analysis of stepfather-daughter relationships. Additionally, this work of fiction tries out form and style with great success while offering insight into step fathers’ affection for their daughters.