American Tumbleweeds

American Tumbleweeds

by Marta Elva

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American Tumbleweeds by Marta Elva

Inez's family is shattered when her father is arrested on the Tex-Mex border. The old ways cherished by her beloved Mexican grandmother offer refuge. But life in 1960s El Paso is far more exciting, as miniskirts, rock, and the sexual revolution shatter tradition on both sides of the border.

- Short-listed for the 2017 Sarton Women's Literary Awards -  

American Tumbleweeds captures poignantly the growing pains of a teenaged girl and of all immigrants whose dual cultural identities lend them both strength and strife. From Amalia, the matriarchal grandmother, to Inez, woman-child of the 1960s, these “American tumbleweeds” portray every family: loving and clinging, wounding each other deeply while comforting each other in the soul-deep ways that only families can reach. 

Says Sonia Manzano, "Maria" of Sesame Street: "This is an experience all Americans should know about."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939530028
Publisher: Circling Rivers
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 949 KB

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