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July - World Book #7 - Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea


In our next stop on our world travels, we head to Mexico for a tale from one of Mexico's most prolific modern writers.


Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US to find work. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

Filled with unforgettable characters and prose as radiant as the Sinaloan sun, INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH is the story of an irresistible young woman's quest to find herself on both sides of the fence.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    glad to be introduced to a new author ...

    July 9, 2013

  • Deepesh

    Was on wait list so made alternate plans. Will try to join on wed

    July 8, 2013

  • Deepa

    Hello attendees - I am currently in San Francisco, and due to yesterday's unfortunate plane crash, I am having a bit of trouble making my way home. I am hopeful I will be back in town by tomorrow and will be able to attend the meetup, but if not, I hope one of my wonderful regulars can take over hosting duty. Thanks for your understanding.

    July 7, 2013

    • Gina

      Hope you made it safe and sound, Deepa! Looks like Irina is coming, as am I, but hope you can make it too!

      July 8, 2013

    • Deepa

      Thanks Gina. I just landed at JFK, so I don't know if I will be back in Princeton in time for tonight. But I hope you have a great discussion. Such an interesting book!

      July 8, 2013

  • anita m.

    Hi I'm new to meetup and I have been looking for a book club. How does this group work?

    July 6, 2013

    • Deepa

      Hi Anita - Welcome to meetup! This book club is very simple. I pick the books, and will post each month's book a couple of months out. If you're interested in attending, just RSVP on the website. The RSVPs for each meetup open 30 days ahead of time. I host two meetups for the same book, one on a Monday and one on a Wednesday, so you can choose which day works better for you (don't need to come to both). We usually meet at a local restaurant, so people can have dinner and food, etc. Let me know if you have any questions!

      July 7, 2013

  • disha

    Won't be able to make it after all :(

    July 7, 2013

  • Deepa

    Hello attendees - I know there had been some discussion about having the book club meetup at a Mexican restaurant. Unfortunately, none of the local Mexican places are able to accommodate our group. As such, the meetup will be at TGI Fridays as usual. I also have a 20% off coupon for the table, so feel free to come 20% hungrier/thirstier! Thanks!

    July 3, 2013

  • David R.

    Sorry I have to keep chaging groups - I hope life settles down soon!

    June 20, 2013

  • Holli

    difficult book to obtain

    May 30, 2013

    • Jane

      There are 11 copies available in the Middlesex County library system. Thanks for changing the book!

      June 9, 2013

    • Deepa

      Excellent! Again, I am sorry about the difficulty finding the last one. Hopefully this will be a fun and quick read.

      June 9, 2013

  • Jane

    Middlesex Library system also does not have the book and it is not available in ebook format.

    June 4, 2013

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