Sugar and Dirt

Sugar and Dirt

Memoirs of A Tortoise

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"Sugar and Dirt is the inspiring coming-of-age story of a young émigré during one of the stormiest eras in recent American history. F.P. Romero's stirring memoirs begin in Cuba, where his affluent family loses everything to Fidel Castro's revolution and is forced to flee with scarcely more than the clothes on their backs. Having to start over in Miami, the family struggles with refugee life but resolves to pursue the American Dream"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Tucson, Arizona : Wheatmark, [2014]
ISBN: 9781627871631
Branch Call Number: 92 P94398s 2014
Characteristics: 154 pages ; 21 cm


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Aug 11, 2017

Loved this book. The emigration experience as told through the eyes of a young boy makes you ache for the struggles of his parents, but at the same time, revel in the resilience and sense of adventure that still flourishes in the young. The main character’s fascination and exploration of the choices one has being an American during the 60’s and 70’s takes you on a roller coaster of emotions and reflection. I couldn’t put it down. The ending, A Letter to my Father, touched me for days after finishing the book.


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