Manana Means Heaven http://kvpr.org en New Novel Tells Story of Kerouac's Elusive 'Mexican Girl' http://kvpr.org/post/new-novel-tells-story-kerouacs-elusive-mexican-girl <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Albert Franco recalls his late mother like any son might.&nbsp;</span></p><p>He says she was a wonderful cook, housewife, grandmother, and mother.</p><p>But at Bea Kozera&#39;s funeral, in a Fresno cemetery in late August, Franco described what made his mother&#39;s personal story extraordinary.</p><p>&ldquo;Some of you are aware of my mom&rsquo;s notoriety,&rdquo; Albert Franco said. &ldquo;She was a famous person, which we never knew - never knew, for about 60 years almost.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 23:19:47 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 22500 at http://kvpr.org New Novel Tells Story of Kerouac's Elusive 'Mexican Girl'