Join us April 1st at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book. We are reading Journey of Dreams by Marge Pellegrino.
Here’s a sneak peek into the book:
For the peaceful highlanders of Guatemala, life has become a nightmare. Helicopters slash like machetes through the once-quiet air. Soldiers patrol the streets, hunting down suspected guerillas. Villagers mysteriously disappear and children are recruited as soldiers. Tomasa’s family is growing increasingly desperate, especially after Mama goes into hiding with Tomasa’s oldest brother. Finally, after their house is razed to the ground and the villagers massacred, Tomasa, Manuelito, and baby Maria set off with Papa on a perilous journey to find Mama and Carlos, only to discover that where one journey ends, another begins. This gripping novel tells the story of how Tomasa’s family survives the Guatemalan army’s brutal regime and how, in the midst of tragedy, their love and loyalty — and Papa’s storytelling — keeps them going on their harrowing journey as refugees to the United States. Mirrored in the tapestries of Tomasa’s dreams, the dramatic events of the Guatemalan army’s “scorched earth” campaign of the 1980s are tempered with hope and the generosity of the human spirit.
Be sure to get entered in our drawing for one of five free copies of the book!! All you have to do is comment on any blog post by March 14th!
We hope to see you on April 1st!
3 thoughts on “Our Next Good Read. . .Journey of Dreams”
I almost thought this was dystopian lit like The Hunger Games. It’s sad and shocking that this is a true story!
You are so right, it does sound like many of the dystopian lit plots–so sad that it’s based on a very real historical period.
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