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Everyone Knows You Go Home
Everyone Knows You Go Home | Natalia Sylvester
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From the acclaimed author of Chasing the Sun comes a new novel about immigration and the depths to which one Mexican American family will go for forgiveness and redemption.The first time Isabel meets her father-in-law, Omar, he's already dead--an apparition appearing uninvited on her wedding day. Her husband, Martin, still unforgiving for having been abandoned by his father years ago, confesses that he never knew the old man had died. So Omar asks Isabel for the impossible: persuade Omar's family--especially his wife, Elda--to let him redeem himself.Isabel and Martin settle into married life in a Texas border town, and Omar returns each year on the celebratory Day of the Dead. Every year Isabel listens, but to the aggrieved Martin and Elda, Omar's spirit remains invisible. Through his visits, Isabel gains insight into not just the truth about his disappearance and her husband's childhood but also the ways grief can eat away at love. When Martin's teenage nephew crosses the Mexican border and takes refuge in Isabel and Martin's home, questions about past and future homes, borders, and belonging arise that may finally lead to forgiveness--and alter all their lives forever.
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Susanita
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Isn‘t this a beautiful cover?? #migrates #MayCharacters

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stacked!! This looks good! 2y
Eggs Brilliant 💕 2y
DrexEdit Love! That! Cover! 💜 2y
rockpools Yes! 2y
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Jen2
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Wonderful story!!

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UCLAoso
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An immigration novel without the sensationalism. It‘s an introspective narrative of sacrifice, secrets, and familial bonds.

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Texreader
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Powerful story about illegal immigrants living in south Texas, mostly from the perspective of the dead husband-father-grandfather who shows up once a year on the Day of the Dead. The descriptions of life in 1980‘s Texas are 100% accurate, and I felt like I know exactly where she‘s describing places in McAllen even though I‘ve been there a handful of times. That accuracy makes her depiction of the characters‘ life and fear frighteningly real. ⬇️

Texreader If you truly want to understand the lives of “illegals,” this is the book to read. The narrator spoke a bit too slowly for me though, and lacked emotion in places I would have expected it. Strong recommendation. #litsyatoz2020 #litsyatoz #letterE (edited) 3y
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Zoes_Human
Everyone Knows You Go Home | Natalia Sylvester
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Holy crap y'all! This AMAZING book is only 99 cents for the Kindle edition right now!!!

This beautifully written & moving work of magical realism examines the secrets we keep from our loved ones and the struggles, experiences, and motivations of undocumented immigrants.

https://www.amazon.com/Everyone-Knows-You-Go-Home-ebook/dp/B0713ZYQ7L/ref=sr_1_1...

Texreader Ok I bought it on your recommendation, it sounds so good. I also got the Audible version on sale for $1.99. Thanks for sharing!! 3y
Zoes_Human @Texreader Ooo, nice! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! And you are most welcome! 3y
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AlexGeorge
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So exquisitely lovely and sad and moving and important. I relished every word. So happy that Natalia will be coming to the Unbound Book Festival in April!

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AlexGeorge
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Loving this so far. About half-way through.

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Susanita
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Moving, harrowing, and timely story about a Mexican-American family living in a Texas border town. I especially liked how she portrayed the quiet moments between couples, siblings, parents, friends. Selected by the Reading Women #podcast as a finalist for best fiction of 2018. Here‘s the interview. https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com/blog/interview-with-natalia-sylvester

More #diverse reads in the comments.
#Booked2019 #anewchapter

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Susanita
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1. My coworkers seem to think I read minds and don‘t keep me in the loop on anything, so I‘d like to try teleportation for a while.
2. Current read tagged.
3. Get sh*t done.
4. Not Netflix, but I‘ve been watching CB Strike on demand.
5. I‘m on it!
#friyayintro

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KGlibrarian
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This book has not been publicized nearly enough! A couple living in a border town in South Texas gets married on The Day of the Dead and encounters the groom‘s dead father‘s spirit on their wedding day and subsequent anniversaries. Chapters alternate between the present and the 1980s, when the groom‘s family experienced a harrowing journey while crossing the border from Mexico. A beautifully written, moving reflection on immigration and love.

Reggie This sounds great! 4y
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BekahPat
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Sunday morning vibes. Good book ✔️ doggie snuggles ✔️ coffee ✔️ all things that contribute to a good morning. Hoping all of you are enjoying some quality weekend reading time.

CouronneDhiver That face 😍 4y
TheLibrarian What a cutie!! 4y
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valeriegeary
Everyone Knows You Go Home | Natalia Sylvester
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Someone is bored and would rather be going on a walk. #sorrycharlie I'm reading.

MMFinck Do you like it?? I can connect you with the author if you‘d like. :) 4y
valeriegeary @MMFinck Yes, I am enjoying it quite a bit! Thank you for the offer, feel free to send along my praise. Our first novels actually came out around the same time in 2014 and we connected a little bit on social media. I'm looking forward to seeing what she does next! 🤗 4y
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valeriegeary
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Started this one last night. Read about 20 pages before I feel asleep. It's my in-person book club's pick for October! Also one that was already in my Kindle so fits for #readwhatyouown. I'm really enjoying it so far. Closing in on 5 hours for #24B4Monday which doesn't seem like very much so far. 🤔 Trying to get another hour or in before I go see a movie with my husband.

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Valeka
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Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for the book, @catiewithac ! I‘m thrilled that you chose this one for a few reasons - 1) the author is a friend of mine 2) I‘ve taken workshops with her and 3) she is a local, Austin writer. I‘m over the moon!! #justabookswap

TheBookKeepers That is so great!! 4y
catiewithac Happy reading 🤓 4y
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gina.b.hooked
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I'll probably think about this one for a while, but it didn't wow me as much as I had hoped. I loved the dual timelines and the stories of families crossing the border and the struggles they face. I never felt really connected with Isabel and Martin and I wasn't really a fan of Isabel's internal (and occasionally external) snarkiness with her former BFF now SIL, Claudia.

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DreesReads
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This novel explores illegal immigration (pre-Reagan and now), danger, fear, love, family, opportunity, and more. It has a little too much magical realism for my taste, but it is done well and isn‘t really necessary for the story to come together (though it does give a cultural taste). This book reminds me of the movie Coco in several ways—but I won‘t spoil it by explaining. #texaslit #immigration #magicalrealism

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Expandingbookshelf
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“It seemed useless to pray. Who protects the invisible?”

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McFarchie
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Half way through this, and loving it 🤘🏼

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