Stock Image

Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead

Granfors, Eileen Clemens

30 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1453801901 / ISBN 13: 9781453801901
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From Your Online Bookstore (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since July 6, 2010

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 12.84 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

1453801901 Autographed by author! Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # GHT2974TCIF101216H0361

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Very Good

About this title

Synopsis:

Like Esperanza Rising and Rules of Attraction, this coming-of-age novel, Some Rivers End on The Day of the Dead follows a Hispanic teen, Marisol. She and her mother are on the run from their home in Tijuana, Mexico. Her father, investigating the drug wars as a journalist, has been murdered. But Marisol's new home is a riverbed camp in a rich California suburb. A wildfire separates Marisol from her mother and her school. Cut off and alone, she challenges herself to find a way to reunite with her family and to celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico to honor her father with the proper traditions.

From the Author:

I wanted to write a book that would appeal to mothers and daughters, book clubs, and probably to their surprise, men.  I found the inspiration for Marisol quite by chance, and then fell in love with her character and her fortitude.  Although some editors have told me she is "too innocent," I believe there is a place for sweet, kind, innocent girls even in (and because of) our highly sexualized society.

Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead follows Marisol's journey to understand her place in the world and to celebrate her Hispanic heritage.  El Dia de los Muertos is not a "cult of death," but joyous days to rejoice in the lives of those we have lost.  Marisol needs closure after losing her father, an American citizen and journalist, who is murdered while investigating the drug wars in Mexico.

The  characters, from the English teacher to the Sneeds, are entirely fictional.  Reviews mention Marisol's optimistic and humorous look at her struggles, something I worked to hone in this novel.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a
book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact
us and we'll respond within 2 business days.


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship same or next business day. If you place an expedited order for a heavy or over-sized book, we may contact you to request that you cover the extra shipping cost.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express