Reading for Me

The Books I Have Read…..Just for Me

#16: The Tortilla Curtain (T.C. Boyle)

on May 23, 2012

WHAT AN AMAZING READ!  SO GLAD I DISCOVERED THIS AUTHOR ON THE BOOKSTORE SHELF!!!!!

Now that THAT is out of the way, let me explain why I adored this book.  Set in the canyons and hills of Woodland Hills, California, the novel takes a fresh look at the pursuit of the American dream.  Through the lives of two couples — a wealthy American couple and a homeless pair of illegal immigrants struggling to make their way in a foreign society — Boyle beautifully explores the similarities despite their individual struggles.  Reminiscent of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, I would recommend that teachers and book lovers of all types take the time to read The Tortilla Curtain in order to be challenged and inspired.

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