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Border Child

Border Child by Michel Stone
Hardcover
Apr 04, 2017 | 272 Pages
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Praise

“Michel Stone has written a deeply moving tale that delivers a hefty emotional punch. Border Child is a compassionate, beautiful novel.”
—Ron Rash, author of Serena

“A gripping and politically savvy look at the human impact of current immigration policy and an honest examination of the perils facing desperate immigrants as they travel north.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Reminiscent of Steinbeck . . . Stone shows us the inner lives of characters who are the victims of an unjust world, spun and redirected by fates beyond their control . . . I defy anyone reading Border Child to feel anything but compassion for these people who crossed the border only because they wanted a better life for their family.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Stone is a great storyteller . . . There is never a dull moment in this lyrical, engrossing novel . . . Particularly important reading in our current political climate.”
Library Journal

“A poignant, action-packed read . . . Stone deftly draws readers into the heart of her characters’ hopes and despairs, shining a humanizing light on the divisive subject of immigration.”
Charleston Magazine

Border Child is a big-hearted novel, probing the reasons so many . . . have sought safety and success in the United States. It’s full of suspense and concern for desperate people who believe that their lives will be better.” 
Counter Punch

Border Child is an important and timely must-read! Michel Stone writes with confident authority about the heart wrenching experiences of a young Mexican couple desperately seeking their child, lost at the border. As the reader journeys with them, a deeper, meaningful appreciation of their culture, decisions, and humanity takes root in our heart. Border Child is a cross-cultural tour de force.”
—Mary Alice Monroe, author of A Lowcountry Wedding
 
Border Child does not disappoint. Michel Stone captures the rich textured voices of her characters on both sides of the border due to her boundless understanding of that most universal emotion—love. Unafraid to ask the hard questions, Border Child, explores complex family dynamics with great imagination, insight, and empathy.”
—Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow
 
“Michel Stone writes of the human condition in a way that brings to mind John Steinbeck. Her latest novel, Border Child, is powerful and poignant as much as it is daring and timely. Stone’s gift of capturing Hispanic culture and the dreams and disappointments of the people shine in Border Child.”
—Michael Morris, author of Man in the Blue Moon
 
“At a time when Mexican immigrants are being demonized or turned into nothing more than statistics, Michel Stone offers us a heartbreaking and profound story about the realities of the immigrant experience and the price that a family pays for a shot at the American Dream. Raw, painful, and illuminating, Stone delves deep into the humanity of her characters to reveal the true human cost of immigration.”
—Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us

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