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BOOK OF THE MONTH: ALL THE WIND IN THE WORLD BY SAMANTHA MABRY (excerpt)

“The goal is to get to the heart.” 
“The desert has a way of erasing the things that make us each unique.”
“We do not kid ourselves in the desert: life is hard here, even in the best of circumstances.”
       --ALL THE WIND IN THE WORLD



Captivating. Mysterious. Nightmarish. Magical.
Samantha Mabry’s new book, ALL THE WIND IN THE WORLD, is a stunning mixture of magical realism and romantic suspense. It was selected for the National Book Award longlist; a 2017 BookExpo YA Editors’ Buzz Book; a Fall 2017 Indie Next Pick; and now Latina Book Club’s Book of the Month.

SUMMARY:  Set in the desert fields in Texas, ALL THE WIND IN THE WORLD is the story of two lovers in desperate straits, who will do anything and everything to protect their love and escape their meager existence. 
Sarah Jac and James are transient jimadors/ farm workers in the maguey fields in New Mexico. The desert winds and dirt both polishes their skins to a shine, even as they erase all that makes the workers individuals. The l…