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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Red Lake Falls Public Library||BOOK-ON-CD GAR (Text)||35500006352973||Main||Checked out||10/25/2021|
- ISBN: 1250790980
- ISBN: 9781250790989
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audio, 
|General Note:||Compact discs.
Title from container.
|Participant or Performer Note:||Read by Frankie Corzo.|
|Summary, etc.:||In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 June #1
In Garcia's debut novel, women bear the brunt of what life has to offer. They work hard, they raise children, they battle addictions, and they repress abuse. Each chapter is like an interlaced story between generations of women. María Isabel works in a cigar factory in Cuba in 1866, always fighting to prove herself to the men in the industry. In 2014 Gloria was taken by ICE agents while her daughter Ana was at the babysitters and now her daughter is left with the neighbor, Jeanette, who has to decide what to do with Ana. In Miami in 2018, Carmen is begging her daughter Jeanette to find the will to live and not abuse the drugs she's become addicted to. Corzo narrates with accurate and distinctive accents. Language and story line are paced in a way that makes the work easy to follow. A bonus at the end of the novel is a conversation between Garcia and Roxane Gay. Listeners get some insight into how the novel began, what inspired Garcia, and how she pulls the tale together. Readers of multigenerational stories will delight. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
GABRIELA GARCIA is a fiction writer, poet, and journalist. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Iowa Review, Zyzzyva, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, The Normal School, TriQuarterly, and many others. Her work was selected for publication in Best American Poetry 2019. She is the daughter of immigrants from Mexico and Cuba and grew up in Miami.
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