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Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr
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Aug 05, 12

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Read in July, 2012

A beautiful but maybe slightly dated book. An American couple moves to a very small village in Mexico to reopen his grandfather's abandoned copper mine. They are the only foreigners in the village - both better educated and much better funded than the locals. But the locals are comfortable with their culture and beliefs and hold their own in the relationship. He is strong and dedicated and respected as he builds his business. She is realistically portrayed as she struggles with the language, is a little lonely for woman company, but puts together a home and tries to teach woman to make reproductive choices. I could see myself making the same choices "Sara" makes if put in a similar situation; it all rang true. Definitely a wonder-full book.
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