Into the Beautiful North: A Novel

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Little, Brown, May 19, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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.

Filled with unforgettable characters and prose as radiant as the Sinaloan sun, INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH is the story of an irresistible young woman's quest to find herself on both sides of the fence.

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Book on CD narrated by Susan Ericksen 3.5*** In the tiny coastal town of Tres Camarones, Sinaloa, Mexico, nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop and dreams about her father, who left for ... Read full review

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Poughkeepsie's Big Read 2016 is this novel by Luis Alberto Urrea. Wonderfully written, Into the Beautiful North is the story of Nayeli who inspired by the movie The Magnificent Seven, dares with 3 of ... Read full review


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Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fifteen
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