Vern's Vacation by Janette Bickford
Illegals is a novel about a subject that has always been very polemic. The author creates the characters trying to make them look real and human. They are all bonded by one same common situation: forgers of documents, a good lawyer, the coyotes and an immigration agent as well as the different reasons for them to be illegals, a struggle which brings them together until the end of the book.
The characters and their own stories are a work of fantasy of the author, however many people may have lived similar situations or may know someone who has experienced them. In fact, many persons experience this, not only in the United States but also in other countries. Many of them were forced to leave their families and their home countries for different reasons. For those humble workers who come without any malice but with one only idea, which is to work honestly, everything is much easier. Especially when the only arm that they have is their innocence, which sometimes they loose to become cunning in order to run away from the authorities and the people that exploit them and take advantage of their naivete.
This the continuation of The Shadow of the Baron in 2004, where she narrates her childhood and adolescent years. Helow Buenos Aires...Good Bye Buenos Aires talks about the period of nine years that the author lived in Buenos Aires, in 2006, Illegals, in 2007, fiction. In Hellow USA the author tell us about her arrival in the United States.
This is a book where the main character's story blends what happened in both countries where she happens to live. She adapted to her new country without losing her love and feelings for her land of origin, while she allows her love and loyalty for her country of adoption to grow.
Musings: Verses Across the Year 2008
Musings is the recording of all verses written by Elizabeth Clayton in 2008. In addition, there are a number of earlier verses, creating the ambiance she wishes to effect. It is a wellspring of moving sentiment, recorded as it was experienced. She has added notes to help balance the sentiment so that reviewing these pieces will not leave the reader fatigued or press him into a complexion that would be an unsatisfied one. She has chosen to write her musings in free verse so that she is not encumbered by the conventional restrictions.
Her absolute joy in the feast of life brings the reader back from the pensiveness and the dark presence that is the basis for many of the verses.
This personal revelation shares the initial stages of the self-awakening of one individual, who is the writer. Eveline journals her perceptional changes, feelings and connection with her higher self through different phases of her life, over the period of a year.
Flying Solo is about understanding a journey of awakening, an awakening of mind perceptions to physical changes. This awakening and human rising process entails many wonderful phases of recognition, and progressively, the reaching of mental clarity, emotional and physical harmony and balance.