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Gateway to the Moon

by Mary Morris

Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris X
Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2018, 352 pages
    Paperback:
    Mar 12, 2019, 352 pages

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Gateway to the Moon explores a dark portion of history and its effects on individuals and entire generations.

Miguel Torres is a teenager living in Entrada de la Luna, a poverty-stricken dot on the New Mexico map. Although his family and their ancestors have made the town their home for centuries, Miguel feels destined to leave. He studies the stars with his homemade telescope and aspires to be an astronomer.

Miguel also babysits for Rachel Rothstein, a Jewish artist from New York attempting to reestablish her family in the remote New Mexican desert. Soon Miguel notices parallels between his family traditions and hers: both light candles on Friday evenings and neither eats pork. Miguel begins to question his own upbringing and the many unanswered aspects of his life.

As the story of Miguel and Rachel unfolds in 1992, so does that of Luis de Torres in 1492 as the Spanish Inquisition instills fear in the Jewish population (see 'Beyond the Book'). Luis is a Crypto-Jew, one who converted to ...

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