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GIVEAWAY! Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea (Quick Review)

Product Description

Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US to find work. 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.

Filled with unforgettable characters and prose as radiant as the Sinaloan sun, INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH is the story of an irresistible young woman's quest to find herself on both sides of the fence.

About the Author

Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of The Devil's Highway, winner of a Lannan Literary Award; Across the Wire, winner of the Christopher Award; and the incredibly acclaimed The Hummingbird's Daughter. He is also the recipient of an American Book Award, a Western States Book Award, and a Colorado Book Award, and he has been inducted into the Latino Literary Hall of Fame. He lives in Chicago.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (May 19, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316025275
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316025270
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER


Quick Review:

This is perfect read for any book group, but it is especially well suited to those in Southern California since the Spanglish shouldn't give any reader here any problem.  If you are familiar with the movie, The Magnificent Seven, you will probably enjoy this book even more since part of the story is loosely based on it.  Check out the Reading Group Guide HERE


WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK?

Please use a NEW AND SEPARATE comment for each entry.

Contest is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing addtress (no PO Boxes)
Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 8.9.10
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen
This giveaway is sponsored by Hatchette Book Group and up to three (3) copies will be available depending on entries.

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125 comments:

  1. Please include me in your giveaway.
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  8. The Devil's Highway was an interesting book. I'd love to read this one as well. Thanks!

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  11. I learned that the author was a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and is a member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame.


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  25. His website and posts are interesting. I had no idea he writes across so many genres. Many of them look really good, including The Hummingbird's Daughter. No wonder he's a perfect candidate for One Book San Diego!
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  27. I've heard some great things about this book and would love to have an opportunity to read it; especially with the whole immigration debate. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

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  31. Hi! I heard that this is a very vivid book to read. I am a big fan of the movie "The Magnificent Seven" so I am sure I will enjoy this book. Thank you for this giveaway,Mary!!! :)

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  68. This book sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  97. This sounds like a very interesting story. I am a big fan of "The Magnificent Seven" and would enjoy reading Into the Beautiful North to see if I can catch all the similarities between the two. Thanks for the chance!
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  117. This sounds like a wonderful book to read. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. Would love to win a copy of Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea!

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    An Email has been sent to the winners and they have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address or a new winner will be chosen.

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