No Word for Welcome

Callcover Wendy Call’s new book, No Word for Welcome, is now available from the University of Nebraska Press.

Publishers Weekly says of No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy: “[Wendy Call] writes lively narrative, detailed description, and engaging scenes that render her subjects–a schoolteacher, fishermen, activists–three-dimensional. By relating the lives and concerns of isthmus dwellers and the struggles they face, the author raises awareness of globalization’s effects on the village economy.”

Sandra Cisneros says: “Fascinating. Beautifully written. Deeply researched. With sensitivity and respect, Wendy Call has written about the modernization of a centuries-old community. It’s a story happening everywhere, including our own backyard. This is a book written with humility, bravery, and wisdom, and honors those who trusted the writer with their incredible stories.”

Wendy Call will read from No Word for Welcome on Friday night, July 22, as part of the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. Before PTWC rolls around, she’ll be touring with the book to Bainbridge Island, Bellingham, Olympia, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Check Wendy’s website for summer and fall events across the country:

Wendy will also be leading a series of six creative nonfiction workshops at this summer’s Conference. Check out all of the afternoon workshop offerings here!