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New Land, New Life


There are many reasons to make a fresh start in a new land. Immigrants seek freedom, prosperity or even love, but the reality they find on foreign shores may be very different than the life they dreamt about. Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Carolina De Robertis

A writer of Uruguayan origins, Carolina De Robertis is the author of the novels "The Gods of Tango," "Perla" and the international bestseller "The Invisible Mountain." Her books have been translated into 17 languages, and have been named best books of the year in venues including the San Francisco Chronicle, O, The Oprah Magazine, BookList and NBC....

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Lisa Ko

Lisa Ko has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Writers Omi at Ledig House, the Jerome Foundation and Blue Mountain Center, among others....

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Michel Stone

Michel Stone is a writer, speaker, educator, and community volunteer. Her critically acclaimed novels Border Child (April 2017, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2017) and The Iguana Tree (Hub City Press, 2012) have been compared to the writings of John Steinbeck and both books have been optioned for film....

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Books:
The Gods of Tango
Carolina De Robertis
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Vintage
April 2016
ISBN 9781101872857
384 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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"February 1913: When seventeen-year-old Leda, clutching only a suitcase and her father's cherished violin, arrives in Buenos Aires, she is shocked to find that the husband she has travelled across an ocean to reach has been killed. More/less

The Leavers
Lisa Ko
Fiction / Literature
Algonquin
May 2017
ISBN 9781616206888
352 pages
$25.95, INSTORE
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"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Copyright page.

Border Child
Michel Stone
Fiction / Literature
Doubleday/Nan A. Talese
April 2017
ISBN 9780385541640
Hardcover, 272 pages
$26.95, INSTOCK
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For Héctor and Lilia, pursuit of the American Dream became every parent's worst fear when their infant daughter vanished as they crossed from Mexico to the United States—now they must try to get her back. More/less

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