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With Love, The Argentina Family by Mirta Ines Trupp
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From the political turmoil and antisemitism of Argentina (1962) to the sunny shores of California, a young girl questions her father's decision to leave 'the Argentina family' behind and emigrate with his wife and two young daughters to America. It's a traumatic move for Mirta and even harder for her mother who often cries when she speaks of missing her family.

Mirta studies hard, does well in school, but struggles with her identity. Is she American? Jewish? Argentinean?

When her father gets a job with Pan Am, the family has the luxury of frequent visits to Buenos Aires where they share love, laughter, and unique customs with their close-knit relatives. With each visit, Mirta learns more of her rich family heritage and why her great-grandparents left their homes in eastern Europe to flee the organized massacres of Jews. They joined other Jewish families and set sail for South America.

Written with honesty, it's a story of courage and family love. A good read! One I recommend.
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Reading Progress

June 30, 2016 – Started Reading
November 17, 2016 – Shelved
November 17, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Mirta Ines Trupp Gracias Susan! #50 on Goodreads! Woohoo!


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