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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2009 Luis Alberto Urrea (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Mexico revealed

Good read explains some things about immigrants and their problems in Mexico. worth more discussion

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Good book

Good book lots of insight in to the Experience of crossing the border into the US.

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Good story but narrator mispronounces Spanish words.

Loved the story, but I wish they would have gotten a narrator who speaks Spanish or at least pronounced the Spanish words correctly.

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