BIG NEWS! BORDER CHILD is lead title on's list of 10 recommended books published in April 2017! 


Praise for BORDER CHILD:

A gripping and politically savvy look at the human impact of current immigration policy and an honest examination of the perils facing desperate immigrants as they travel north. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A compelling and topical story -- Raleigh News and Observer

Stone delivers an often-poignant portrayal of Mexicans who dream of crossing to a better life -- Charlotte Observer

Stone is a great storyteller... never a dull moment in this lyrical, engrossing novel...Particularly important reading in our current political climate -- Library Journal

Poignant...perceptive -- Booklist

A poignant portrayal of the struggles and choices faced by those in difficult conditions --Publisher's Weekly

Gripping, visceral and beautifully written, Border Child carries the potential to stir awareness and trigger debate about an increasingly controversial issue - Shelf Awareness





"In the gritty, realistic tradition of Robert Morgan or Bret Lott, 'The Iguana Tree' never shies away from hard truths, and in that, it’s a difficult book to put down ... The overall effect is conversational and intimate, a well-made, balanced story, skillfully told."

TALK Magazine
Ashley Warlick, March 29, 2012