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Into the Beautiful North: A Novel
by Luis Alberto Urrea

Published: 2009-05-19
Hardcover : 352 pages
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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. ...
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(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.

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A Mexican theme is appropriate.
by Susanmoore (see profile) 10/28/16
Serve your favorite Mexican or Tex/Mex food.

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by Ljwagoner (see profile) 11/20/18

Read as part of the Open Canon Bookclub hosted by Wiley Cash. Published 9 years ago but so very timely as there are so many border discussions today. This story may provide a different perspective. The... (read more)

 
by robandjenbailey (see profile) 10/07/17

 
  "Into the Beautiful North"by Susanmoore (see profile) 10/28/16

Most of our members liked, but did not love, this book, but it provides insight into the issue of illegal immigrants from a Mexican point of view. It is very thought-provoking and timely.

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  "Into the Beautiful North"by kkazonovitz (see profile) 01/07/13

 
  "Into the beautiful north"by carrieccrn (see profile) 04/16/11

a bit slow to start, but becomes engrossing and you want to keep reading

 
  "Into the Beautiful North"by critzyj (see profile) 03/30/11

This was a fun book with great characters. Even though the book was mostly light and fun, it inspired great discussion about the realities of illegal immigration.

 
  "Into the Beautiful North"by Neyly (see profile) 09/19/10

Great for a book club discussion. I found the book fun to read and the characters interesting. It touches on enough topics for a book club to have plenty to discuss.

 
  "New twist on current topic"by quinby2 (see profile) 07/06/10

This book addresses the immigration issue from a different perspective: a small Mexican town needs its men back from the U.S. to protect it from thugs. It is told with interesting characters, who demonstrate... (read more)

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