Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land

Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land

An electrifying debut memoir of a son of working-class Mexican immigrants who fled a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in a Native American marathon from Canada to Guatemala, challenging himself to reimagine North America and his place in ...

Title:Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781948226462
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  • Olive

    The below review originally appeared on Open Letters Review.When No├ę ├ülvarez, crossing the Mexican border with an American passport, provided a Latino border guard with his reasoning for entering th...

  • Kerry

    No├ę ├ülvarez is the son of working-class, immigrant parents and he wants desperately to get out of Yakima, Washington. After an initial try at college, he signs up for the Peace and Dignity Journeys-...

  • Chris LaTray

    The world needs more books like SPIRIT RUN, written by people who have actually lived the experiences of marginalized communities, rather than just parachuted in, done a few interviews, and then writt...

  • Never Without a Book

    3.5 stars super quick read. Full RTC ....

  • Sophie

    This is an excellent memoir that combines vivid imagery and moving descriptions of the writer's experiences as a first generation American. He tells the story of his family in a powerful way that tran...

  • Kelly

    No├ę grew up in Yakima, Washington, alongside his mother who worked in an apple-packing plant. As the son of two Mexican immigrants, he knew he was lucky to receive a scholarship to attend college, bu...

  • Andrew

    Álvarez and his family had their dreams come true when he received a full ride to college, a way out of the endless labor of working at an apple factory in Yakima. While at school, he learns of the P...

  • Jessie

    No├ę ├ülvarezÔÇÖs Spirit Run is a brief recounting if his marathon with other Indigenous runners in the Peace and Dignity Journeys, a run to pull together communities, to connect with the land, and to...

  • Rebecca H.

    In Spirit Run, No├ę ├ülvarez describes his childhood as the son of Mexican immigrants, growing up in Yakima, Washington, watching his parents worn down by hard labor. He writes about being a first gen...

  • Meri

    Spirit Run, a debut memoir by a gifted storyteller, is simultaneously harrowing and heartening. It is a narrative of pushing a body beyond the breaking point with fluid-filled knees the size of melon...