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Across A Hundred Mountains

Author : Reyna Grande
ISBN : 9780743269582
Genre : Fiction
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Leaving her small Mexico hometown after years of caring for her mother, Juana Garcia embarks on a search for the father who disappeared nineteen years earlier and teams up with Adelina Vasquez, who left her family to pursue forbidden love. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Across A Hundred Mountains

Author : Reyna Grande
ISBN : 9781416534181
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the American Book Award, Across a Hundred Mountains is a stunning and poignant novel about a young girl who leaves her small town in Mexico to find her father, who left his family to find work in America—a story of migration, loss, and discovery. After a tragedy separates her from her mother, Juana García leaves in search of her father, who left them two years earlier. Out of money and in need of someone to help her across the border, Juana meets Adelina Vasquez, a young woman who left her family in California to follow her lover to Mexico. Finding themselves—in a Tijuana jail—in desperate circumstances, they offer each other much needed material and spiritual support and ultimately become linked forever in the most unexpected of ways. In Across a Hundred Mountains, Reyna Grande puts a human face on the controversial issue of immigration, helping readers to better understand those who risk life and limb every day in pursuit of a better life.

Across A Hundred Mountains

Author : Reyna Grande
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173019123587
Genre : Fiction
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Leaving her small Mexico hometown after years of caring for her mother, Juana Garcia embarks on a search for the father who disappeared nineteen years earlier and teams up with Adelina Vasquez, who left her family to pursue forbidden love. 25,000 first printing.

The Distance Between Us

Author : Reyna Grande
ISBN : 9781451661781
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the author's experiences as an illegal child immigrant, describing her father's violent alcoholism, her efforts to obtain a higher education, and the inspiration of Latina authors.

If I Die In Ju Rez

Author : Stella Pope Duarte
ISBN : 0816526672
Genre : Social Science
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Duarte's latest novel is based on a string of real-life murders in Ciudad Jurez in the 1990s. Forced out of the house by her alcoholic mother, 13-year-old Evita takes to the streets, glimpsing newspaper columns about the murders, while struggling to survive. Petra, Evita's comely 19-year-old cousin, exchanges the country life for gritty Jurez to raise money for her ailing father. An acquaintance of Petra, Mayela, a 12-year-old Tarahumara Indian, lives in an orphanage where her artistic talent is discovered.

A Trav S De Cien Monta As Across A Hundred Mountains

Author : Reyna Grande
ISBN : 9781439178126
Genre : Fiction
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A través de cien montañas es un relato asombroso y conmovedor de migración, pérdida y hallazgo; de cómo dos mujeres -- una nacida en México y la otra en los Estados Unidos -- encuentran que sus vidas coinciden de la manera más improbable. Luego de una tragedia que la separa de su madre, Juana García abandona su pueblo en México para encontrar a su padre que había dejado casa y familia dos años antes para buscar trabajo en los Estados Unidos. Sin dinero y necesitada de que alguien la ayudara a cruzar la frontera, Juana conoce a Adelina Vásquez, una joven que dejó a su familia en California para seguir a su amante a México. Al encontrarse en circunstancias desesperadas -- en una cárcel de Tijuana -- se ofrecen mutua ayuda y sus vidas terminan entrelazadas de la manera más inesperada. El fenómeno de la migración mexicana a los Estados Unidos es uno de los problemas más controvertidos de nuestro tiempo. Si bien se debaten con frecuencia sus implicaciones políticas y económicas, Grande, en esta obra brillante, logra ponerle un rostro humano al tema. ¿Quiénes son los hombres, mujeres y niños cuya existencia se ve afectada por las fuerzas que impulsan a tantos a arriesgar la vida y cruzar la frontera en busca de un mundo mejor? Siga su trayectoria A través de cien montañas y compruébelo.

Wild Ginger

Author : Anchee Min
ISBN : 0547349378
Genre : Fiction
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Two girls come of age during the horrors of China’s Cultural Revolution in this novel by the national bestselling author of Empress Orchid. The young and beautiful Wild Ginger is only in elementary school, but has already survived hell through her sheer iron will. Singled out by the Red Guards for her “foreign-colored eyes,” she has seen her deceased father branded a traitor and her mother commit suicide under the oppressive weight of persecution. But the young Wild Ginger will not allow herself to be taken down. Nor will she turn her back on other martyrs—like sweet Maple, daughter of a teacher of Chinese history, survivor of a labor camp, and victim of daily brutal beatings by a gang girl called Hot Pepper. While the two become fast friends over their shared ostracism, it is Wild Ginger who will take her Maoist principles to the extreme, becoming no less than a national model for the revolutionary Communist doctrine. But when both self-possessed young girls begin to feel a prohibited romantic love for the same boy, all three of them will face mortal danger. In this novel, the author of Pearl of China and the New York Times Notable Book Red Azalea “continues her extraordinarily acute inquiry into the wounded psyches of martyrs…and survivors of China's horrific Cultural Revolution… As in all her unsparing, compelling, and transcendent books, Min discerns both the vulnerability and strength of individuals and, more disturbingly, unveils the eroticism of pain. Given our own times, Min's taut and compassionate tale of oppressed teenagers kept in ignorance of the wider world, children brainwashed into performing acts of violence and self-destruction, is especially urgent.”—Booklist

To The Diamond Mountains

Author : Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Australian National University
ISBN : 9781442205055
Genre : History
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Following in the footsteps of a writer, artist, and feminist who traveled the route a century ago, To the Diamond Mountains takes readers on a unique journey through China and North and South Korea. By probing the deep past of Northeast Asia at a present moment of profound change, this book offers a fresh perspective on the region's future.

Into The Wild

Author : Jon Krakauer
ISBN : 0307476863
Genre : Travel
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Atria Espa Ol Presents The Best Of Mexican Literature

Author : Guillermo Arriaga
ISBN : 9781476760193
Genre : Fiction
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Atria Español Presents: The Best of Mexican Literature Get acquainted with the work of some of the greatest authors of Mexican heritage with Atria Español Presents: The Best of Mexican Literature. This sampler has all the ingredients that makeup some of the best books that Mexican Literature has to offer. You’ll find excerpts from: Malinche by Laura Esquivel The Night Buffalo by Guillermo Arriaga The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo by F.G. Haghenbeck Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande People Like Us by Javier Valdés No matter what your literary preferences are, we know you’ll find something here to satisfy you.

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