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Title: Into The Beautiful North

Author: Luis Alberto Urrea

Release Date: May 19

Publisher: Hachette Group

Summary: (publisher website) Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US to find work. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over. ... more


Response: I like stories on immigration, and this story especially has captured my attention. I was born here in the States, but my family is from Mexico, so my childhood is filled with their stories and legends from my roots. I am looking forward to this book. So excited!

5 comments:

  1. This book sounds really cool! And I'm like you too w/ the immigration thing. I recommend you watch Sin Nombre, trust me you LOOOOOVE it! I did :) You can check out my review of the movie at my blog if you want to know more about it :)

    You won something:
    http://tvandbookaddict.blogspot.com/2009/04/one-lovely-book-award.html

    :D

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  2. Cupcake Witch:

    I contacted the publisher because I REALLY want to read it and they said they'd get it to me! It does look exciting and I hope you read it!

    robin_titan:

    Sin Nombre? I'll take a look at your review. And THANKS for the award! That totally made me smile...:D

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  3. Hi, Isa ;)!!

    I'm Alba, from Letras y Escenas ;)
    Thanks for coming to my blog!!!

    Y como hablas muy bien el español: gracias por comentar!!
    Si quieres, puedo recomendarte más libros: tú dime qué generos y temas te interesan ^O^

    Just in case, now in english :P
    If you want, I can recommend you some books you'll probably like ;) Tell me what kind of YA books you read ;)

    Kisses!!! Ohm! Could you please recommend me some books too? Thanks ;)

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  4. Sure! Me parece buena idea! Espero poderte ayudar. :D

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