Search Results: "Sandra Cisneros"


BOOK REVIEW

A HOUSE OF MY OWN by Sandra Cisneros
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A charming, tender memoir from an acclaimed Mexican-American author."
The making of a Latina writer. Read full book review >

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CARAMELO by Sandra Cisneros
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Readers here get both: 'Life was cruel. And hilarious all at once.'"
A sprawling family saga with a zesty Mexican-American accent from Cisneros, author of, most recently, Woman Hollering Creek (1991). Read full book review >

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WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK by Sandra Cisneros
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1991

"A collection that heralds a powerfully original talent—all the more appreciated given the all-too-often carbon-copy feel of much of today's fiction."
A tour-de-force second collection (after The House on Mango Street, 1989—not reviewed) by a Chicana poet who writes of life in Southwest border towns. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Photos; chronology; brief bibliography of books at a similar level; index. (Biography. 8-11)"
In the ``Hispanic Heritage'' series, a brief account of the background and successes of the ``first-ever Hispanic mayor of a big city in the United States'' (1981-89), now Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAVE YOU SEEN MARIE? by Sandra Cisneros
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Neither groundbreaking nor especially penetrating, this warmhearted tale offers comfort to anyone coping with the loss of a loved one."
Best-selling Cisneros (Caramelo, 2002, etc.) chronicles a search for a runaway cat that turns into a way to work through grief and discover community. Read full book review >

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SANDRA NICHOLS FOUND DEAD by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Fans will know exactly what to expect, and treasure it accordingly."
What would be an ordinary case for any other lawyer—the murder of thrice- (or maybe only twice-) married Sandra Nichols- -emerges at the far side of Higgins's looking glass in dazzlingly kaleidoscopic slabs of dialogue. Read full book review >

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HAIRS/PELITOS by Sandra Cisneros
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 3, 1994

"Lightweight but pleasant."
Cisneros (Woman Hollering Creek, 1991, etc.) reprises a lyrical vignette from The House on Mango Street (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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INTERWOVEN DESTINIES by Henry G. Cisneros
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1993

"The value here isn't so much for new ideas and directions or detailed blueprints as for the informed overview and validation of the policy position: that both justice and national survival require a leveling of the playing field between ailing cities and parasitic suburbs."
Urban experts survey the crisis in our cities—in 13 essays and a series of recommendations that emphasize the interwoven destinies of city and suburb, city and nation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNITTING by Anne Bartlett
Released: April 16, 2005

"Still, a spirited feminist take sure to find favor with women's book groups."
An Australian first-timer connects two women's lives through the ancient art of knitting, in a brief, sweetly winning tale. Read full book review >