Chronicles of a Nomad

Memoirs of an Immigrant

Non-Fiction - General
280 Pages
Reviewed on 09/03/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Chronicles of a Nomad is the story of Carlos Rodriguez, an intellectual young man that is also an immigrant.  He had a comfortable childhood in Venezuela.    The weakening state of his country caused him to move to Colorado.  He over stayed his visa.  After a few years he is forced to move to Greece.  

This book is told from the point of view of the author.  I like him.  I felt as if I was reading his personal diary.  He’s witty and honest.

This book challenged my opinions.  Most Americans see illegal immigrants as poor, desperate and often criminals.  The desperate part is true but many immigrants come to the US looking for peace from the unrest in their country.  The author is very intelligent.  He was not from an extremely poor family.  He’s certainly not a criminal.  Where do we draw the line?  How do we draw the line?    Do we allow anyone to come and go at will?  

I was reminded that home is in the heart.