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by Flavio Rivera

Living and experiencing a life of extreme poverty and knowing that beyond the hills, deserts and mountains is a land of opportunity, is extremely demoralizing and heart breaking. Heart breaking because if you leave home to seek your dream, you are leaving behind a mother, a father, brothers and sisters whom you love. Daily, you watch your mother struggle to make the best she can for her family. Through prayer and advice from a local village friend and the church priest you finally decide to leave your family. The journey to America is difficult and dangerous. At every stop along the way lie danger and disappointment. The only things that keep you going are the people you meet and a little rosary that you carry in your pocket.
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ISBN: 0595401546
ISBN13: 978-0595401543
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Action & Adventure
Author: Flavio Rivera
Language: English
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (September 8, 2006)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1453 kb
FB2 size: 1732 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 358
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This is a fascinating story from the viewpoint of illegal aliens. This book is a work of fiction, but the story is true for the most part. The author interviewed around a dozen women who's stories were merged to tell the story that is in this book.

I would assume that many publishers might not like this book due to the simplistic way the story is told. I feel that the author must have written in this manner on purpose. I as a reader, got the feeling that I was hearing the story as a girl might write it in a diary or, more likely, the way that she would write this story of her mishaps, worries, fears and friendships in a letter to a sympathetic friend.

After reading this book, I feel that I am probably that sympathetic friend.

I highly recommend this book to anybody. Maybe the next reader will have their eyes open to a personal story that is not full of the stereotypes that we get fed daily in the "news".
Given the nationwide interest in immigration policy and issues, this captivating story, although fiction, presents an accurate and gripping picture of the trials, struggles, and tribulations of all peoples seeking freedom and opportunity in their quest for a better life in America! I believe this book made me change many of my thoughts on the current issues of immigrants--positive!