A touching coming-of-age tale, this enthralling book perfectly illuminates the intergenerational struggles and multicultural clashes so common to the American immigrant family.
©1991 Julia Alvarez; (P)2006 Recorded Books
"These interconnected vignettes of family life, resilience, and love are skillfully intertwined and offer young adults a perspective on immigration and families as well as a look at America through Hispanic eyes. This unique coming-of-age tale is a feast of stories that will enchant and captivate readers." (School Library Journal)
I was expecting this book to be entertaining per previous reviews. However, i found myself lost in a myriad of stories and points of views. The book changes from a narrative of at least 5 characters the do not even give perspective into the same "story". They each go off into different times in the life that have no correlation. It's almost as if the book should have been broken down into several short stories of different people at one point or another in NY or the Dominican Republic. While some of these stories were good, overall the book was lacking a seamless transition.
It will not. I'm always excited to find new authors.
The narration was not bad.
A true tale of immigration.
The tales of Mom and her fours ladies
College and Yolanda~
no..I broke it up in parts
Very interesting book with a lot of insight as to the emotions and struggles immigrants face both when moving to a new country and when returning to their home country.
I needed to read and write a review on a book for a class and this was a perfect way to multitask while driving. I love that they give you options of how to download it so I can just plug my iphone into the car and hear it while I'm driving from place to place. The voices are very clear and give just enough emotion to the story.
I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.
I continue listening to this only because I paid for it. If I'd borried it from the library, I'd return it before listening to the end.
It's tedious. It lacks the joy of life inherent in hispanic culture. Each character monotonously probes their inner feelings.
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