The Island Calls: A True-Life Novel about a Chamorro Daughter Finding Her Way Back Home

The Island Calls: A True-Life Novel about a Chamorro Daughter Finding Her Way Back Home

by Teresa Garrido Roberts


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In 1972, Felix Garrido, the Guam-born father of Teresa and Peggy Garrido, extracts from three-year-old Teresa a promise to always take care of her little sister. Teresa vows that she will, and their father walks out of their lives. His last words to Teresa were that he would come back for them. He never does.
Always with thoughts of her father in the back of her mind, with the hope that someday he would come back into their lives, Teresa begins to feel an emotional pull to the island of Guam. She hears the island calling to her. She needs to explore her heritage and to find their father - not only for herself, but for her little sister, Peggy.
What Teresa finds instead is that their father is dead, and in a quest to clear his name, she discovers that he'd led a secret, dangerous life after leaving his family, a life that made it impossible for him to return to them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982699225
Publisher: Shapato Publishing
Publication date: 05/06/2010
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Teresa Garrido Roberts is Chamorro on her father's side. Abandoned by their father when Teresa was three, she and her sisters struggled over the years, moving often and fighting for their place in the world. Her many tough experiences made Teresa strong, and in 2005 she traveled to the island of Guam to investigate the circumstances of her father's death. Teresa and her husband, Derrick Roberts, have a daughter, Nikki. She also has two step-children, Derrick and Erica, as well as a step-granddaughter, Sadie Lynn. This true-life novel is Teresa Garrido Roberts' first book; she is hard at work on a second.

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