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characters ✓ Beyond the Snows of the Andes 105 É This uniue memoir takes you right into the heart of Indian Bolivia before our first Indian president Evo Morales assumed the presidency It's a story of struggle survival tragedy growth and self realization set against one of the poorest most exotic countries in South America The stoCountries in South America The story of this heroic single mother and her extraordinary children won't leave you indifferent It's a story for anyone who's ever had a dream and had to struggle in the pursuit of it If you have a hunger for different. The author describes this book as a memoir so I was expecting it to be autobiographical However about half way through we are told of the death of Che Guevara in 1967 so I don't think it is I found the first half depressing as the mother took her own misery and suffering out on the children and confusing with a variety of uncles and aunts whose relationship if any is only explained later The pace picks up half way through as Vicky escapes in stages from the single room shared with her mother and two half brothers She emigrates from Bolivia to the USA first as unpaid nanny to one of the uncles then finding work living with friends marriage and finally a proper visa which enables her to travel home for a short holiday too late for her mother's funeral

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This uniue memoir takes you right into the heart of Indian Bolivia before our first Indian president Evo Morales assumed the presidency It's a story of struggle survival tragedy growth and self realization set against one of the poorest most exotic. I found this memoir of a young girl growing up in Bolivia simply enthralling Brusic writes with incredible honesty about her younger life and how she copes with a mother who is often sad lonely and depressed at times even taking it out on Brusic and her brothers Family is extremely important to the author and she does what she can to support her younger siblings and her mother emotionally and financially Her lovehate relationship with her mother was strong but filled with guilt and remorse at how she was treated by a well off sister as well as her ex husbandBrusic's memoir in a way is a tribute to her mother and their complicated relationship Despite the circumstances the author's mother continually supported and encouraged Brusic to do well In order to become the person that she truly wanted to be however Brusic found she had to move on and take advantage of opportunities that presented themselves She ended up moving to the US a place she dreamed about her entire life while continuing to make sacrificesDespite a number of misspellings and grammar errors which I overlooked I thought Brusic's story was one of hope and survival that will resonate with readers to the very end

Beatrice Brusic ó 5 review

Beyond the Snows of the AndesCultures and you like to take different journeys this book is for you This is a testament to the power of the human spirit a tribute to the millions of immigrants all over the world who must make tremendous sacrifices in their uest for a better li. Beyond the Snow of the Andes A MemoirBy Beatrice Brusic Synopsis Beyond the Snows of the Andes is a tale of survival tragedy growth and self realization set against one of the poorest most exotic countries in South America which is Indian Bolivia It's a moving tender story of love and sacrifice guts and determination set against the highlands of La Paz Bolivia one of the highest capitals of the world besides Tibet It's also a tribute to immigrants the world over and a detailed account of the adjustments and sacrifices they must each make in their search for a better life It's a tribute to America the country that still lures immigrants to its shores than any other country in the world with its enticing promise of freedom and prosperity It's a tribute to Bolivia to its rugged wild exotic beauty so uniue and special It's a tribute to life with all its trials and tribulations It's about learning how to live it's about accepting hardship and misfortune and moving forward It's a book about the search for freedom for autonomy as vital as the air we breathe The story of this extraordinary family and the challenges they face won't leave you unaffected It will make you think and feel I will expose you once again to the wondrous power of the human spirit”Overall For someone who has emigrated to the US from a third world country and probably did not speak English all that well this book has a strong command of the English language I can see a lot of potential in this memoir because it tells the tale from an emigrant’s perspective about life in a country that does not have all the luxuries that you find here in United States After reading about how expensive soap is in the country of Bolivia it reminded me that I ought to be appreciative of the things America has to offer The Good The picaresue style ie a collection of small incidences stories and tales can be seen throughout the course of this novella As one of my favorite styles of writing I want to say that this story has left me laughing out loud at one point while crying at another Having said this the style that the author uses is probably the strongest part that I can foresee in this work The Really Good I love the fact that I had been able to learn about a culture that is entirely different than my own Coming from a Puerto Rican and German background this story is exciting fresh and enlightening especially when you learn about a lifestyle that is entirely different than your own This memoir has also allowed me to brush up my Spanish with information about the South American culture It’s been roughly six years since I have studied Spanish in school and by this story I felt encouraged that I was learning something new I strongly felt the sense of immersion not only by the landscape and lifestyle Beatrice describes but also the euphemisms idioms and slang she expresses to describe the book Tweaks I see a couple of problems in the book that might hinder the reader from ever purchasing this book For starters I would like to point out the tense that the author has used from start to end Normally whenever English speakers recall past events we usually use the past tense The importance of usage for writing this memoir in this tense is because of two things 1 The characters introduced in this book may not be still alive and 2 The events have occurred some time ago Using the present tense throughout the book made it seem like the tales were done uite recently and the people are still alive A second problem I noticed in this book is the lack of chapter titles dates and introductions that the author has not mentioned Boy I wish I knew what the time period was; I had a hard time understanding where I was at I love this book and I think this memoir has plenty of potential The last thing I want to mention is the book cover for the e Book To be honest I like the picture of the city of La Paz but not the picture of Beatrice standing by it I might be speaking from my personal tastes but I think the cover picture could turn the reader off simply because it doesn’t look appealing You might want to try using a different picture and font for the book cover overall Parker’s Overall GradeB