No Word for Welcome:
"It's a beautiful book, well-reported and important in scope."
"...lively narrative, detailed description, and engaging scenes that render her subjects--a schoolteacher, fishermen, activists--three-dimensional."
"Call's graceful movement between cultures demonstrates her considerable skills as a writer, and especially as a translator. For indeed she has a translator's ear... Wendy Call's book is at once a portrait and a piece of that resistance, and a warning to the rest of the citizens of our global village."
"The rapid prominence of a global economy does not come without its struggles.... A deep study of the effects of this rapid change, No Word for Welcome is an excellent study of these factors that are affecting smaller communities all around the world."
“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.”—Sandra Cisneros
“A terrific read. Wendy Call has reported passionately and written sensitively about the people of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec—one of Mexico’s great cultural repositories—at a crossroads in their history. That there
"Call’s new book, No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy, is the result of a decade of research. No Word For Welcome is written with an attention to narrative and prose that is rare among non-fiction works. It is not only highly informative, but also engaging and personal. In light of current attempts by the US government to enter into NAFTA-like free trade agreements with nations around the world, the people of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec have much to teach us about the human side of globalization."
“Wendy Call has a big, pertinent story to tell—globalization—and she does a marvelous job of bringing it to life. On every level, the work succeeds. She