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

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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 ...

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

    The below review originally appeared on Open Letters Review.When Noé Álvarez, crossing the Mexican border with an American passport, provided a Latino border guard with his reasoning for entering th...

  • Kerry

    Noé Álvarez 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

    Noé 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

    Noé Álvarez’s 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, Noé Álvarez 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...