Michel Stone's second novel, Border Child, features Héctor and Lilia, whose pursuit of the American Dream became every parent’s worst fear when their infant daughter vanished as they crossed from Mexico to the United States—now they must try to get her back. With great empathy and a keen awareness of current events, Michel Stone delivers a novel of surpassing sensitivity and heart.
Border Child received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and was the lead title on BBC.com's list of 10 recommended books published in April 2017. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Border Child “surprising and lovely...It's social realism, reminiscent of Steinbeck.”
Stone’s debut novel, The Iguana Tree, which Library Journal says "recalls the work of John Steinbeck," received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was named a finalist for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year in the multicultural fiction category. This novel has been a popular choice of universities' and colleges' "Common Read" programs.
Stone is a 2011 recipient of the South Carolina Fiction Award. She’s at work on her third novel.