1st Ballantine Books Trade Paperback ed.
"It is a great beauty of a book, and I am so proud of you for standing with and for the disappeared. A sister, a lover, a witness." --Alice Walker Mary is nineteen and living alone in Albuquerque. Adrift in the wake of her mother's death, she longs for something meaningful to take her over. Then Jos#65533; Luis enters her life. A refugee from El Salvador and its bloody civil war, Jos#65533; has been smuggled to the United States as part of the sanctuary movement. Mary cannot help but fall in love with the movement and the man. And little by little, she begins to reveal to Jos#65533; Luis the part of herself she has never known. . . . "A book that becomes more timely every day, in our present political climate, and deserves the widest possible audience for its beautiful prose and humanitarian heart." --Barbara Kingsolver "Demetria Mart#65533;nez has pulled out all the stops: here is truth to arouse any hardened heart; here is the 'insanity' of a woman in love calling forth a revolutionary lucidity. Read it. Get angry. And act." --Luis J. Rodr#65533;guez, Author of Always Running
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|author||Martínez, Demetria, 1960-|
|item_details||ils:.b11245062|.i1489757x|La Farge|Fiction Martínez, D|||1|false|false|||||Due Mar 7, 2018||lf|||
|local_callnumber_santafe||Fiction Martínez, D|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|owning_location_santafe||Oliver La Farge Branch|
|record_details||ils:.b11245062|Book|Books|1st Ballantine Books Trade Paperback ed.|English|One World,|1997, c1994.|194 p. ; 19 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Love stories, Man-woman relationships -- United States -- Fiction, Mexican American women -- Fiction, Salvadoran Americans -- Fiction|
|title_full||Mother tongue / Demetria Martínez|
|topic_facet||Man-woman relationships, Mexican American women, Salvadoran Americans|