Secrets of the Casa Rosada by Alex Temblador audiobook

Secrets of the Casa Rosada

By Alex Temblador
Read by Frankie Maria Corzo

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 06/25/2019

    ISBN: 9781982684778

  • Available on 06/25/2019

    ISBN: 9781982684761

  • Available on 06/25/2019

    ISBN: 9781982684785

Runtime: 6.71 Hours
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Sixteen-year-old Martha and her mother move constantly, never staying anywhere for long. So she knows better than to ask if they’ve been evicted again when her mom says they’re going on a “vacation” to meet the grandmother Martha didn’t know existed.

Laredo, Texas, is like no other city she has seen. Driving past businesses with Spanish names and colorfully painted houses with burnt lawns, Martha can’t imagine her mother living somewhere so … Mexican. At her grandmother’s pink house, she’s shocked and hurt when her mom abandons her, even though a part of her had been expecting it.

Suddenly Martha must deal with a way of life that is completely foreign. Her grandmother doesn’t speak English, so communication is difficult, and she’s not the typical, sweet grandma who dotes on her grandchildren. Even weirder, it turns out that her grandmother is revered as a healer, or curandera. And there are tons of cousins, aunts, and uncles all ready to embrace her!

At her new school, Martha can’t be anonymous like before because everyone knows she’s Doña González’s granddaughter. Meanwhile, a girl who has it out for her makes things unpleasant. As Martha struggles to adjust to her new life, she can’t help but wonder why her mother left Laredo. No one is willing to discuss it, so she’ll have to unravel the secrets herself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fascinating story with a strong protagonist and a glimpse at some unique aspects of traditional Mexican culture.” Foreword Reviews
“A suspenseful and fascinating glimpse into a Mexican-American world.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Alex Temblador

Author Bio: Alex Temblador

Alex Temblador is the author of Secrets of the Casa Rosada and a full-time freelance travel writer with publications in Fodor’s, Amuse (VICE), Hotels.com, Oyster, and Matador Network, among many others.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Runtime: 6.71
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English