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The Secret Side of Empty

(2014)
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A Junior Library Guild Selection, 2014

What's it like to be undocumented? High school senior M.T. knows all too well. With graduation and an uncertain future looming, she must figure out how to grow up in the only country she's ever called home... a country in which she's "illegal".

M.T. was born in Argentina and brought to America as a baby without any official papers. And as questions of college, work, and the future arise, M.T. will have to decide what exactly she wants for herself, knowing someone she loves will unavoidably pay the price for it. On the way, M.T. must navigate first love, letting go of her childhood friends as they begin a life she can't share, a difficult relationship with a father who grew up a world away and a mother struggling to find her way in America. What is it like when the only country you've ever known says you don't belong? The Secret Side of Empty offers an intimate, often surprising glimpse into a story you often hear on the news but have never heard told this way before.

Author Maria E. Andreu draws from her personal experience as a former undocumented immigrant to explore issues of belonging, keeping secrets, and what it's like to be undocumented. More than that, The Secret Side of Empty is a story that will touch anyone who has ever felt excluded or unsure about the future or has kept a secret she felt was too big too share.

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Hardback Editions

March 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Side of Empty
Author(s): Maria E Andreu
ISBN: 0-7624-5192-0 / 978-0-7624-5192-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Running Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Secret Side of Empty
Author(s): Maria E Andreu
ISBN: 0-7624-5916-6 / 978-0-7624-5916-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Running Press
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Audio Editions

November 2015 : MP3 CD

Title: The Secret Side of Empty
Author(s): Maria Andreu
ISBN: 1-5113-3891-1 / 978-1-5113-3891-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Side of Empty
Author(s): Maria E Andreu
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Side of Empty
Author(s): Maria E Andreu
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Side of Empty
Author(s): Maria E Andreu
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Side of Empty
Author(s): Maria E Andreu
Publisher: Running Press
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March 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Side of Empty
Author(s): Maria E Andreu
Publisher: Running Press
Availability: Amazon UK   



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