Across a Hundred Mountains: A Novel

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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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ACROSS A HUNDRED MOUNTAINS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An affecting debut on Mexican poverty, illegal immigration and cosmic injustice. Split between the narratives of a ten-year-old girl and a woman in her 30s, the novel illustrates the travails of ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheOnlyMe - LibraryThing

A great new book by a wonderful new author. I recommend this book to anyone. It is very relevant to today's time and an enjoyable read. It's not a hard read but it can be emotional. It really sheds light on the border issue. 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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