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Into the beautiful north : a novel

Author: Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Back Bay, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Working in a Mexican taco shop while dreaming of her father in the United States, nineteen-year-old Nayeli struggles with a realization that most of the men in her village have left to pursue work in the north.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luis Alberto Urrea
ISBN: 9780316025263 0316025267
OCLC Number: 464589533
Notes: Originally published: New York: Little, Brown, 2009.
Includes Reading group guide at end of book.
Description: 338, 10 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: "Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US when she was young. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over."--Provided by publisher.
Responsibility: Luis Alberto Urrea.

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Beloved bestselling author Luis Alberto Urrea returns with a brilliant, ebullient, and timely road novel about a young woman's journey north to America.  Read more...

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"[Into the Beautiful North] is deliciously composed...[Urrea writes] in a sweet but serious style...You find it in the dialogue...You find it in the description of the countryside...the plot gathers Read more...

 
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