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The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story

Early Reviews of The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez

"Bobrow-Strain ... tells the dramatic true tale of a woman he calls Aida Hernandez with extraordinary clarity and power ... In this caring and unforgettable borderland saga, Bobrow-Strain reveals the profound personal toll of the immigration crisis." Booklist Starred Review

"A professor combines his academic research with his decades long U.S.-Mexico border activism to brightly illuminate immigration realities by focusing on the struggles of one young woman ... [A] powerful saga . . . This potent, important work, which 'occupies a space between journalism and ethnography, with a dash of oral history and biography,' adds much to the continuing immigration debate." Kirkus Starred Review

"Here, at long last, is a nonfiction account of our country’s immigration drama written with the intelligence, passion, and sweep of a great novel. There are echoes of Victor Hugo and Emile Zola in The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez. It is a harrowing and intimate account of an epic, cross-border journey, a tale filled with family, violence, love, injustice, perseverance, and, ultimately, redemption." Héctor Tobar, Author of The Barbarian Nurseries and Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine