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Much of the book is written more like a novel than a autobiography.
While it is often said that Haitians in the US are not political refugees but economic refugees, this book shows us that family life is tied to political life.
The authors story is overflowing with her love and affection for her family.
Edwidge is the best there is. The story of her father's death is horrific, but hardly surprising that the US treated him so unjustly after he barely escaped death in Haiti.Published 2 months ago by Anne
This is such an amazing book, reminds me of my youth in Haiti at that time. Good to read someone else's experience.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Insightful book about a topic I knew nothing about. I recommend it for anyone who wants an easy, interesting read.Published 3 months ago by Eric Chen
This was a great book, I loved it! It was sad, but it opened my eyes to the kinds of struggles that people from other countries have when trying to live a better life in America,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Teresa
This book is both fascinating and enlightening. I could not put it down. I read the whole book in three days. Very good story.Published 8 months ago by marie damy
Danticat is an amazing author. She is just superb! The words, the writing you feel like you know her. You love her at her best, at her worst and the present. Read morePublished 12 months ago by TLaird
This won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. It is lively and engaging. Parts are wrapped in joy and humanity; others are wrapped in devastating evidence of... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gretchen Tremoulet
The author effectively makes the reader more than an observer of events, but essentially a part of her world and her family. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joanne S. Byrd
Ms. Danticat's book is fascinating and totally gets you involved with the people in her life and her circumstances. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Laura L Weisbrod