Return to Sender

Return to Sender

Book - 2009
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After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn't sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected her American life. Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Can Tyler and Mari find a way to be friends despite their differences?

In a novel full of hope, but no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2009.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375858383
Branch Call Number: j F ALVAREZ
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 22 cm.


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A farmer's son and an illegal immigrant's daughter become friends.

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Last_Nights_Readings Mar 18, 2016

A great book for anyone, doesn't matter what age. To help see what people go through to earn a right to live and make a living. The sacrifice is clear in Return to Sender, and it is told easy enough through her words to understand what is going on from a few different viewpoints. I always enjoy Alvarez writing and her YA novels are no different in quality as her other fiction.


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