I’m a female living in Vernon, BC, Canada; interests include Dance (ballet, jazz, modern, choreography, ballroom); Theatre (acting, directing); Dream study & analysis; Fundraising (granniesagogo.com); world travel; and insightful book discussions.
"The Jaguar’s Children by John Vaillant is a literary thriller whose intense story grabs the reader immediately. Hector, a young Mexican is fleeing his homeland in the hope of a better life in America. He and his friend Cesar have paid the smuggler..."
"Oh my! What a grim tale of desperation as the protagonist and his friend are sealed with others in a water truck to cross into the USA, then abandoned by the smugglers. I learned a great deal about Mexican history, beliefs, culture, hardships and ..."
This debut novel is a gripping survival story of a young man trapped, perhaps fatally, during a border crossing. Hector is trapped. The water truck, sealed to hide its human cargo, has broken down. The coyotes have taken all the passengers' money...
"This previously unpublished book should have been published 87 years ago but wasn’t until now. Zora Neale Hurston took interest in Cudjo, the last living survivor of the last cargo ship in 1860 when slave trade was illegal.
In 1927, Cudjo (Kou..."