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In telling the story of one family's journey from Colombia to make new lives for themselves elsewhere, Engel explores the wrenching experience of being uprooted and documents the forces--borders, poverty, immigration polcies, and language barriers--that keep people divided. Making tangible the very real struggle immigrants face and powerfully demonstrating how hope and hearbreak are inextricable from each other, this brief, compelling account of the gritty realities experienced by Elena and Mauro gains further texture by being interwoven with the magic of Andean myth.


Infinite Country: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982159467
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

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For teenagers, it can feel like everything is happening at once--while at the same time, nothing at all is happening. Forsyth Harmon eloquently captures the mixed ennui and loneliness of suburban living in the late' 90s as well as the adrenaline rush that comes with being chosen by someone decidedly cooler than you. In this slim volume, we are privy to Ali’s brief yet profound relationship with the enigmatic Justine who pulls her into a new world of drugs, partying, and eating disorders. Accompanied by simple line illustrations, Justine takes the reader through the heightened emotions of adolescence and messy intensity of female friendships during a decidely fragile time of life.

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ISBN: 9781951142339
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Published: Tin House Books - March 2nd, 2021

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"To be woman is to be monstrous," Zimmerman writes, and in essays as arresting as this statement, she shows that this monstrousness, far from being the fault condemned by patriarchal culture, is a source of strength women should accept and foster. Blending personal stories, Greek mythology, and reflections on femininity, Zimmerman asks what would happen if women, instead of being pliant, allowed themselves to bare their claws, be fearsome, and fight back? Monsters like Medusa, the Sirens, the Furies, and the many others Zimmerman discusses, are powerful, unrestrained, and enduring; through their examples, Zimmerman calls for women to embrace their powers--razor teeth, snake hair, and all. 

Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807054932
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Published: Beacon Press - March 9th, 2021