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Infinite Country by Patricia Engel | Thoughts

   Published : 2021   ||    Format : print   ||    Location : Colombia ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆   What was it about the country that kept everyone hostage to its fantasy? The previous month, on its own soil, an American man went to his job at a plant and gunned down fourteen coworkers, and last spring alone there were four different school shootings. A nation at war with itself, yet people still spoke of it as some kind of paradise.. Thoughts : Infinite Country follows two characters - young Talia, who at the beginning of this book, escapes a girl’s reform school in North Colombia so that she can make her previously booked flight to the US. Before she can do that, she needs to travel many miles to reach her father and get her ticket to the rest of her family. As we follow Talia’s treacherous journey south, we learn about how she ended up in the reform school in the first place and why half her family resides in the US. Infinite Country tells the story of her family through the other protagonist, El

PIE List

PIE (Perpetually In Existence) list

The PIE list are those books that I own and always intend to read but never ever get to.
  1. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  2. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
  3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  4. I'll Steal You Away by Niccolo Ammaniti
  5. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  6. So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba
  7. Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch
  8. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
  9. The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
  10. The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Clayton Waite
  11. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  12. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  13. To the End of the Land by David Grossman
  14. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini