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Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Autor(a) de Under the Mesquite

8+ Works 805 Membros 88 Críticas

About the Author

Image credit: Author Guadalupe Garcia McCall at the 2018 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas, United States By Larry D. Moore - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=73932904

Obras por Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Under the Mesquite (2011) 409 exemplares
Summer of the Mariposas (2012) 209 exemplares
All the Stars Denied (2018) 71 exemplares
Shame the Stars (2016) 54 exemplares
The Keeper (2022) 30 exemplares
Echoes of Grace (2022) — Autor — 30 exemplares

Associated Works

Living Beyond Borders: Growing up Mexican in America (2021) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Calling the Moon: 16 Period Stories from BIPOC Authors (2023) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Never Too Old to Save the World: A Midlife Calling Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Kaiju Rising II: Reign of Monsters (2018) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Narrated by Gary Tiedemann. James and Ava's family move to Oregon from Texas. Their parents are excited about the move; the kids less so. Then mysterious letters show up for James. The kids also learn from the neighborhood kids that nothing bad ever happens in the town they live in. It turns out to be true, but the tranquility comes at a deadly cost...and James may be the next sacrifice. For me, the story didn't really pick up until James and Ava find themselves trapped by a neighbor.
Salsabrarian | 3 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |
MY goodness, this was a good book. I absolutely loved it. My favorite YA book I have read over the last few years. If you like magic realism and mythology this book is for you.
cdaley | 13 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |
***Contains Light Spoilers***

Very slow to get started. The mystery doesn’t get introduced until 30%, and it was never clear exactly what the Keeper wanted James to do. The first letter just told James to explore his new house. Like, ok? And? Things are introduced and then never mentioned again (the secret room under their living room). The dialogue was weird because no one used contractions. The plot reminded me of Thirteens by Kate Alice Marshall, but messy and mediocre.
LynnMPK | 3 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |
Summer of the Mariposas is a magical Mexican American retelling of The Odyssey - and a celebration of sisterhood and maternal love.

When Odilia and her four sisters find a dead body in the swimming hole, they embark on a hero's journey to return the dead man to his family in Mexico. But returning home to Texas turns into an odyssey that would rival Homer's original tale.

With the supernatural aid of ghostly La Llorona via a magical earring, Odilia and her little sisters travel a road of tribulation to their long-lost grandmother's house. Along the way, they must outsmart a witch and her Evil Trinity: a wily warlock, a coven of vicious half-human barn owls, and a bloodthirsty livestock-hunting chupacabras.

Can these fantastic trials prepare Odilia and her sisters for what happens when they face their final test: returning home to the real world, where goddesses and ghosts can no longer help them?
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Gmomaj | 13 outras críticas | Dec 1, 2022 |



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