by Shanthi Sekaran
Reviewed by Janet:
Soli is a young Mexican woman who finds her way across the border to her cousin in northern California in search of a better life. Kavya is the chef at a UC-Berkeley sorority who realizes that her desire for a child falls in line with the wishes of her Indian mother. These two separate stories intertwine as Kavya becomes foster mother to Ignacio, who enters the foster care system when his mother, Soli, is arrested and processed for deportation in this novel of the American dream and love beyond borders.