BIG NEWS! BORDER CHILD is lead title on BBC.com's list of 10 recommended books published in April 2017! http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170401-ten-books-to-read-in-april 

 

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

A poignant, action-packed read...Stone deftly draws readers into the heart of her characters’ hopes and despairs, shining a humanizing light on the divisive subject of immigration - Charleston Magazine

... sustains an effective and relentless level of suspense...simultaneously creating a wholly convincing landscape in the city and the country. And she brings the mystery of the missing child to an extraordinary but realistic conclusion - Chapter 16 Book Reviews, Tennessee

Border Child is a big-hearted novel, probing the reasons so many illegals have sought safety and success in the United States. It’s full of suspense and concern for desperate people who believe that their lives will be better if they can enter our country. How ironic that so many Americans no longer believe in the American dream; yet people from the rest of the world will put themselves at terrible risk to prove to us that the dream still exists. - Counter Punch Magazine

Listed by Bustle (magazine) as one of "14 Books That Deserve Way More Buzz (So Read Them And Tell All Your Friends)"

Listed on PopSugar.com as one of "17 Books by Latinx Authors You Should Read at the Beach This Summer"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

"A stunning and brave debut... definitely a writer to watch."

The Pilot, Southern Pines, NC
February 26, 2012