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 Journa

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






"The Iguana Tree will demand your full attention, and break your heart. It's incredibly gripping, gritty, frightening, emotional, and powerful... a riveting book... The writing is lucid and beautiful. This novel has the makings of a classic. Michel Stone is a brilliant contemporary writer."

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