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Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
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Dec 21, 08

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Read in January, 2008

This sad novel begins with a flood--Juana loses her grip on her little sister's hand and this death turns her mother cold against her. Her father travels to el otro lado and is never heard from again. Juana's mother must beg money off the local patron--for favors--and turns to drink, Juana decides to run away north to find her father, but winds up with a prostitute, Adelina. The tale shifts points of view from Adelina, now a social worker in L.A., to Juana and through time.
I often think author's do this to make it look like their story is a little more ocmplicated than it is, and it holds true here, making things alittle more ocnfusing than they had to be. Still, an enjoyable read with the timeless message of finding strength through other people, no matter who they are.

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