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2001 National Book Award Finalist

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Serafina is an illegal migrant worker living in California when the police catch her and send her back to Mexico-without her three-year old daughter. Twelve years later, with a pair of silver barrettes her only tangible memory of Elvia, Serafina begins a harrowing journey back across the border to find her daughter. At the same time Elvia, now fifteen and pregnant, resolves to track her mother down. They travel a landscape populated by desperately poor migrants moving from harvest to harvest, truckers living hand-to-mouth in seedy motels, and lost children in foster homes. But the memory of love inspires hope, and out of these womens losses-and their determination-Straight has crafted a deeply moving tale of the meaning of home and family.

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Critically acclaimed novelist Straight takes readers into the world of illegal Mexican migrants in this lovingly rendered story of a mother and daughter's search for each other. A Book Sense 76 Pick.

About the Author

Susan Straight's novels include I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots, Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights, and The Gettin Place. Her work has appeared in Harper's, Salon.com, Reader's Digest, and other leading periodicals. She was born in Riverside, California, and lives there with her three daughters.

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ISBN:
9780385722612
Author:
Straight, Susan
Publisher:
Anchor
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Migrant labor
Subject:
California, Southern
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Teenage pregnancy
Subject:
Deportation
Subject:
Women agricultural laborers.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
20021008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.12x5.16x.73 in. .52 lbs.

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