Try to Remember by Iris Gomez

When her father’s behavior begins to deteriorate, Colombian immigrant Gabriela tries to hold her family together as best she can.

Try to Remember has a lot going for it. Gabi is an appealing protagonist caught in a intense situation, afraid that her father’s increasingly erratic behavior will get them all deported. Iris Gomez’s sharp observations of culture and psychology didn’t go unnoticed by, even though ultimately I never totally engaged with this story. I kind of feel guilty that I got bored with it, because the writing is so strong and the subject matter so dramatic, but I did. I’m sorry…

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