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Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe FIC TOEWS,M (Text to phone) 34026120027656 Adult Fiction Available -
Kent Library Association - Kent F TOE (Text to phone) 33410116710122 Adult Fiction Available -
Norfolk Library FIC VOT (Text to phone) 36058010193064 Adult Fiction Available -
Ridgefield Library FIC TOEWS (Text to phone) 34010124068973 Adult Fiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury FIC TOEWS, M (Text to phone) 34005118368280 Adult Fiction Available -
Somers Public Library FIC TOE (Text to phone) 34042123357362 Adult Fiction Available -

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This novel follows a young Mennonite woman, vulnerable yet wise beyond her years, who carries a terrible family secret with her on a remarkable journey to survival and redemption. Nineteen-year-old Irma lives in a rural Mennonite community in Mexico. She has already been cast out of her family for marrying a young Mexican ne'er-do-well she barely knows, although she remains close to her rebellious younger sister and yearns for the lost intimacy with her mother. With a husband who proves elusive and often absent, a punishing father, and a faith in God damaged beyond repair, Irma appears trapped in an untenable and desperate situation. When a celebrated Mexican filmmaker and his crew arrive from Mexico City to make a movie about the insular community in which she was raised, Irma is immediately drawn to the outsiders and is soon hired as a translator on the set. But her father, intractable and domineering, is determined to destroy the film and get rid of the interlopers. His action sets Irma on an irrevocable path toward something that feels like freedom. This is the powerful story of a young woman's quest to discover all that she may become in the unexpectedly rich and confounding world that lies beyond the stifling, observant community she knows.
Subject: Young women > Mexico > Fiction.
Mennonites > Mexico > Fiction.
Families > Mexico > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Mexico > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Mexico > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women > Fiction.
Coming of age > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Domestic fiction.

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