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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (229 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruben Martinez Narrator: Dario Tangleson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is the tale of the Chavez family of Michoacan, Mexico. Members of this family cross over the border to work in the United States, only to encounter hardship and tragedy. It is an exploration of what drives poor Mexican families to risk their lives to come north.

Emmy Award-winning journalist and poet Rubén Martínez is the associate editor at Pacific News Service.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Thing Two | 2/6/2014

    " Very well written non-fiction book about the Chavez family from Cheran in southern Mexico and how they are drawn back and force across the border with the US. When Martinez published this, he was a journalist working from California who set off to do a story about three Chavez brothers who died in a traffic accident outside of San Diego. What he gives us is a story of life in the twentieth century post the Simpson-Mazzoli Act of 1986 for Mexican citizens who come into the United States to farm tobacco, butcher cattle, and generally help small businesses survive by doing jobs either thought too dangerous, too tedious, or too low-paying for the American worker. This is very readable, and dispelled numerous "truths" I'd grown to believe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donnie | 2/1/2014

    " I had to read this book for a class. I enjoyed it, and I was given a deeper look into the immigration issue in the US. The author is sensitive and a good writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 1/29/2014

    " This book was fascinating in that Martinez explored all different types of border crossers and all different types of communities in the U.S. where border crossers find work. It is also a great road trip book, which is ironic because the entire book was essentially born out of tragedy along one of the highways that illegal immigrants use to get to the U.S. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by K-tron | 1/28/2014

    " sad truth of what it takes to enter a country where one day you are wanted, the next you are not. Tragic, sad, yet hopeful. "

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