Books by Omar S. Castañeda

NARANJO THE MUSE by Omar S. Castañeda
Released: May 15, 1997

"An unusually imaginative and charming book."
Magical-realist metafictional tricks effectively enliven this collection of cleverly interconnected stories from the Latino author of Among the Volcanoes (1991) and Abuela's Weave (1993). Read full book review >
IMAGINING ISABEL by Omar S. Castañeda
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Told in a vivid, lyrical style, rich in details of Mayan culture and Guatamalan life and politics, a novel with characters who are not only well realized as individuals but also effectively embody the groups and viewpoints contending for their ravaged country. (Fiction. 12+)"
Caste§eda's fine first novel, Among the Volcanoes (1991), described Isabel's struggle to get medical help for her mother in the face of the Mayan traditions of her Guatamalan village and the opposition of her fiancÇ, Lucas. Read full book review >
ABUELA'S WEAVE by Omar S. Castañeda
Released: March 15, 1993

"Handsome, appealing, and sure to be useful. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A new publisher with a multicultural mission makes an excellent first showing (also see Mochizuki, below) with this picture-book debut by the author of Among the Volcanoes (1991)— in which Castañeda returns to his native Guatemala for a story about Esperanza and her grandmother selling their traditional woven articles. Read full book review >