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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (924 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Alvarez Narrator: Ozzie Rodriguez, Olivia Preciado Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9780307707673
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After Tyler’s father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected to her American life. Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Can Tyler and Mari find a way to be friends despite their differences?

In a novel full of hope, but no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne Marie | 1/10/2014

    " The topic of the book and the way the story is related - through narrative prose and letters, and also through insightful points of view - were really interesting, but ultimately completely overshadowed by how heavy-handed, preachy, and condescending the book is. There is also very little description of any characters or settings - all emphasis is on dialogue and "lesson-teaching." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 12/6/2013

    " Pura Belpre Award 2010-2011 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashleigh | 10/22/2013

    " Great book! Makes you think about what these immigrant families go through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawna Hansen | 3/25/2013

    " I truly love this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 2/21/2011

    " great story of a Mexican family's journey to the U.S., their time working on a farm in Vermont, and the joy and sadness they endured... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 2/19/2011

    " I am sooooo excited to read this!!!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jliongrrrl | 2/13/2011

    " I thought about quitting this book about halfway through and now that I've finished it I wish I had. I didn't enjoy the story at all and hated the ending. "

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About the Author
Author Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez grew up in the Dominican Republic before immigrating to the United States at the age of ten. She now lives in Vermont, where she is a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College, Vermont.

Julia Álvarez vivió su infancia en República Dominicana hasta 1960, cuando emigró a los Estados Unidos. Luego de obtener sus títulos de pregrado y postgrado en literatura y creación literaria, enseñó poesía durante muchos años y publicó su primer libro de poemas, Homecoming, en 1984. Ha recibido becas del Fondo Nacional para las Artes y de la Fundación Ingram Merrill. De cómo las muchachas García perdieron el acento recibió el premio PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles en 1991, que se entrega a obras que presentan un punto de vista multicultural. En la actualidad, enseña literatura inglesa en Middlebury College.

About the Narrator

Ozzie Rodriguez is a narrator, voice artist, and actor of film, television, and the stage, performing in many independent features, such as My Life: Untitled, Escape from South LA, and his co-produced, self-written project Elevator