First Look: Ocotillo Dreams, A Novel by Melinda Palacio

Ocotillo Dreams is one of the most current novels being read around America. This story is set in Chandler, Arizona, during the city’s infamous 1997 migrant sweeps, this riveting tale brings to life the social issues that arise from border policy and economic inequity. Palacio skillfully weaves a story of politics, intrigue, love, and trust in a community that is suspicious of others. There she learns that her mother had lived a secret life of helping the undocumented workers. As she gets to know her mother from clues left behind, she grapples with issues of identity and belonging that lead her on a journey toward purpose in life and reconnection with her roots. Published by Bilingual Press.

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