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Kissing the Virgin's Mouth by Donna M. Gershten
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Apr 12, 2010

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Read from April 12 to 19, 2010

Beautifully written story following the life of Magdalena from the slums of Teatlan, Mexico to America and back again.

Initially this book was very uncomfortable to read: life in the barrio is dirty, hard, and unforgiving. Things that the general American public are unfamiliar with and yes, it's startling to read about it. And therefore, leaves you extremely uncomfortable. But as the you continue with Magda's journey, you realize the barrio doesn't make the person, although it will always be within.

I'd like to revisit this novel sometime in the future.

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04/12/2010 page 4
04/13/2010 page 30
12.5% "Very very different so far...still not sure where this novel is going. But it's well written, so I'll see where it leads me..."
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