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





"The Iguana Tree is probably the best of the novels I have read on the subject (of illegal immigration)...guaranteed to touch the heart of even the staunchest opponent of illegal immigration. It compels the reader to see the illegals as people rather than mere statistics and helps to explain why so many are willing to gamble everything to get out of Mexico and Central America and into the United States. I particularly applaud the realistic ending that Stone chose for The Iguana Tree because a softer approach would have greatly lessened the impact of the story she tells so well."