Tag Archives: Mexico

Freedom From Want

Reaching Out by Francisco Jimenez is a moving memoir which chronicles the Mexican born author and his family’s experiences living and working in California after crawling under a barbed wire fence between Mexico and the U.S. This book was published … Continue reading

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Familia

The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea immediately draws its readers in when the main character states he’s going to be late for his mother’s funeral. A great hook usually leads to a great story as is the … Continue reading

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Till Death Do Us Part

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner is one of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th Century. It’s author based the fictional novel on actual letters written by a well-known artist and author named Mary Hallock Foote who lived in … Continue reading

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Siempre

The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice is a recent fictional novel about a woman named Julia whose teenage daughter committed suicide 5 years earlier. ¬†When Julia goes to Malibu to house sit for her uncle, she meets an illegal Mexican … Continue reading

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