Across a Hundred Mountains: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 20, 2006 - Fiction - 272 pages
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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.

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Good, sad story but the ending came too fast. - Goodreads
She is a masterful writer. - Goodreads
Just a note on Grande's writing. - Goodreads
Also, the ending was not at all what I had imagined. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Brenda - Goodreads

Amazing book, but confusing at times with the switching back and forth from Juana's chapter to Adelina's chapter. Many lessons to learn from. Read full review

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User Review  - Fernando Cuevas - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There was an impulse I had where I had to read the book every opportunity I had. The story deals with subjects of love, death, immigration, guilt, etc. I love the way how Reyna Grande tied everything in at the finale of the book (if you know what I mean). Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Reyna Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. She has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the Latino Book Award. Her second novel, Dancing with Butterflies, received critical acclaim. In 2012, she was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards for her memoir The Distance Between Us. Her works have been published internationally in countries such as Norway and South Korea.

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