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  1. Roxane Roxane says:

    This is a timely novel about immigration and family and the secrets people keep I really enjoyed reading about the Bravo family and how we learn of the family's past in chapters that go between past and present The parts of the novel set in the past are actually the strongest beautifully written tangible engaging The parts set in the present struggle a bit I wonder if it's the premise that Isabel the protagonist meets her dead father in law on her wedding day and he keeps visiting her on her anniversary for the first several years of her marriage I was than willing to go along with a woman seeing the dead but the why of Omar's continued appearances wasn't fully developed Isabel and Martin's marriage wasn't fully developed It was in fact very easy to forget they were married They had no chemistry It was not at all clear that they even loved each other though it was clear that we are supposed to believe they love each other Nonetheless this was very readable and I was very invested The women characters are particularly well written and the lyrical moments of this novel are so very memorable

  2. mindful.librarian ☀️ mindful.librarian ☀️ says:

    I absolutely loved this book but am really struggling with how to describe it How about a list?• family• marriage• adoption sort of?• immigration• the harrowing journey to cross the US Mexico border• the ties that bind almost strangers• magical realism that feels REALIf you are as upset as I am about how the US treats immigrants to our country right now definitely add this to your TBR Oh and I have to admit that the title confused the heck out of me but I promise it will be explained in the book

  3. Rincey Rincey says:

    I keep thinking about how much I enjoyed this bookWatch my review

  4. Melissa Crytzer Fry Melissa Crytzer Fry says:

    Natalia Sylvester has added an important book to the immigration discussion in America with her sopho novel Everyone Knows You Go HomeI appreciated the authenticity of the Mexican culture displayed in this story – in particular the unselfishness exhibited by family when it comes to caring for one another and even stepping in to offer financial resources It’s never a uestion of “if” but rather simply “is” – this is how we do it I learned a great deal about this cultural norm from my little sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program who is now 26 and very much part of MY family still This familial strength can also be seen in the Mexican tradition of honoring the dead – one of the key plot points to this novel dia de los muertos Day of the Dead It’s a cultural tradition that has fascinated me since I wrote about it for a university research magazine years ago In this novel Sylvester paints scenes along the immigration corridor that are often difficult but important to read – things we might never have considered regarding the risks taken in crossing the border to America I can’t help but think young people would enjoy this book as well with its cast of mostly younger characters new professionals recently married a teenager a young boy and a young girl Elda and Omar are of course the exceptionI met Natalia Sylvester years ago on Twitter and in person at the Tucson Festival of Books where she debuted Chasing the Sun I have enjoyed watching her career blossom and look forward to

  5. Jaclyn (sixminutesforme) Jaclyn (sixminutesforme) says:

    🌟🌟🌟🌟💫After turning the final page in this novel and being mind blown at the narrative I was leaving behind I can completely see why this novel made its way on to the thereadingwomen 2018 fiction award shortlistThis is an immigration story told in two timelines—a 1980s narrative about a couple crossing the border from Mexico into Texas and a contemporary narrative following the legacy of that move on the next generation The novel opens with a wedding and the first of the yearly visits by the groom’s father on the day of the dead The twist that starts teasing out the connection with the 1980s narrative is that only the bride can see her father in law a man she never knew during his lifetime Why does no one else see him and what unfinished business is he seeking to settle?This was a creative and beautiful narrative of memory immigration and love in its many manifestations While the story is slow to unfurl initially the reader is rewarded with a deeply complex narrative that completely changes the assumptions made about these characters Sylvester’s prose is stunning and this is a novel I will not forgetWhat held this back from being a five star read for me were some issues I found with how the couple in the contemporary narrative were written for me they lacked chemistry that often made their narrative difficult to connect with

  6. Alena Alena says:

    The immigrant experience is our summer reading theme at my sons' high school so this felt perfectly appropriate for a reading choice and I have to say that I really liked this novel In some ways it's a very small story of one family's life in a Texas border town but of course it's so much It opens with a ghost which almost put me off but Omar's character worked for me in the book as a whole Sylvester tells stories of illegal crossings from the decision to leave Mexico through the assumptions and possible deportations of those living in the United States legally and not This is a topic so hot button that even our family dinners grow heated but this book reminded me that the story of immigration is not limited to numbers and laws; it's an issue with real people at its centerNo judgements or solutions from this author Just good storytelling

  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    I won a Kindle copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewThere's a lot of good stuff in this book about immigration and family secrets and grief I really wanted to like it because there are a lot of chaptersscenes that I was moved by or at least appreciated for the writing But I really didn't care about Martin and Isabel as a couple like honestly why are they married? so a lot of the present day plot didn't really work for me The 80s plot line is a lot stronger but the whole thing with Tomás in the latter half felt pretty predictable and made the mystery of Omar's disappearance much less effective for me When it works the plot is really engaging and I enjoyed Sylvester's writing I think all the pieces were fine separately but I just never uite felt like the whole thing gelled

  8. Robert Sheard Robert Sheard says:

    I liked the immigrant story and the examination of family grief love and redemption And I usually like dual timeline stories where the timelines come together in the end But the dual timelines became so fragmented at times and the cast of major and minor characters grew so large that it was hard to keep all the interrelationships clear for me and that ultimately affected my enjoyment of the larger storyMy favorite scene is the one from which the title is drawn That one hit me

  9. Candace Hernandez Candace Hernandez says:

    I was immediately captivated by the story telling I felt connected to so many of the characters as well as the Día de los Muertos aspect of the novel The characters were complex and lived messy realistic lives Elda perfectly embodied my own grandmother the stubbornness and sass were spot onIt’s no secret that I love when stories alternate between past and present and this novel did it so well I will admit that I felt a stronger connection to the story set in the past The love that Omar and Elda had for one another completely overshadowed the relationship that Martin and Isabel haveI love that there wasn’t a “happy ending” to the story as it would have undermined the hardships and complexities discussed throughout I can’t say much without spoilers but I will say this book has a little bit of something for every reader It covers immigration so timely family marriage and it even throws in a bit of mystery and magical realism

  10. Anne Anne says:

    A solid story about family immigration love finding yourself in a situation a place you never thought you'd be in finding your way out redefining who you thought you were starting over I loved the flashbacks better than the forward story which at times felt a little emotionally thin the characters actions and responses to situations a bit on the melodramatic side Ending felt a tad rushed considering how many major emotional events occurred Overall though a positive reading experience

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Everyone Knows You Go Home [Reading] ➷ Everyone Knows You Go Home By Natalia Sylvester – Liversite.co.uk An International Latino Book Award winnerThe first time Isabel meets her father in law Omar he’s already dead—an apparition appearing uninvited on her wedding day Her husband Martin still unforgiv An International Latino You Go PDF/EPUB ä Book Award winnerThe first time Isabel meets her father in law Omar he’s already dead—an apparition appearing uninvited on her wedding day Her husband Martin still unforgiving for having been abandoned by his father years ago confesses that he never knew the old man had died So Omar asks Isabel for the impossible persuade Omar’s family—especially his wife Elda—to let Everyone Knows MOBI :ð him redeem himselfIsabel and Martin settle into married life in a Texas border town and Omar returns each year on the celebratory Day of the Dead Every year Isabel listens but to the aggrieved Martin and Elda Omar’s spirit remains invisible Through his visits Isabel gains insight into not just the truth about his disappearance and her husband’s childhood but also the ways grief Knows You Go PDF/EPUB ì can eat away at love When Martin’s teenage nephew crosses the Mexican border and takes refuge in Isabel and Martin’s home uestions about past and future homes borders and belonging arise that may finally lead to forgiveness—and alter all their lives forever.