Posts Tagged ‘ immigrants ’

One Family’s Story of Coming to America

May 20, 2013
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Confession is good for the soul, even after the soul has been claimed. The novel “Forty Years in a Day” by Mona Rodriguez begins in Italy, 1900. After years of torment and neglect, Victoria and her four small children emigrate to Hell’s Kitchen, New York, to escape her alcoholic, abusive husband. On the day they leave, he tragically dies, but she doesn’t learn of his death for several years — it’s a secret that puts…

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Star-Crossed (and Border-Crossed) Lovers

April 23, 2013
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It begins with a perilous journey to seek a better life. Alan Larson‘s suspense thriller “Mexizona” then adds a spark, that builds to an unquenchable flame, for two star-crossed lovers torn apart by the values and prejudices of their family and friends. “Mexizona” is a story set amidst the current Arizona – Mexico border crisis. The book takes on the cultural, political and social challenges surrounding the immigration debate, while bringing them all to a…

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Is No One Left Who Knows Compassion Anymore?

September 17, 2012
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Characters in crisis, situations right out of today’s news – Teresa Kennedy‘s short story collection “In The Country of No Compassion” offers literary fiction with a spiritual twist. A young amputee and Iraq war veteran struggles for a definition of heroism in “Times New Roman.” A recovered alcoholic frees himself from the past in “The Thirteenth Step.” Other stories in Kennedy’s collection focus on the controversy surrounding illegal immigration and the US-Mexican border. In “Undocumented”…

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