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Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember Their Mothers

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A marvelous new anthology from the editors of Las Christmas in which our most admired Latino authors share memories of their mothers.

The women lovingly portrayed in Las Mamis represent a cross section of Latino life and culture. They come from rich families in the big cities of Latin America, from rural immigrant families, and from the worlds in between-and they share an extraordinary inner strength, often maintained against incredible odds. Pressed by conflicting cultural expectations, circumstance, and religion, they have managed the challenges of motherhood, leaving enduring legacies for their children. Now, in these vivid, poignant, and sometimes hilarious reminiscences-all of them infused with distinct sabor latino-Las Mamis celebrates the universality of family love and the special bond between mothers and children.

Contributors include: Esmeralda Santiago, Piri Thomas, Marjorie Agosin, Junot Diaz, Alba Ambert, Liz Balmaseda, Mandalit del Barco, Gioconda Belli, Maria Escandon, Dagoberto Gilb, Francisco Goldman, Jaime Manrique, Gustavo Perez-Firmat, Ilan Stavans

Synopsis:

The women lovingly portrayed in Las Mamis represent a cross section of Latino life and culture. They come from rich families in the big cities of Latin America, from rural immigrant families, and from the worlds in between — and they share an extraordinary inner strength, often maintained against incredible odds. Pressed by conflicting cultural expectations, circumstance, and religion, they have managed the challenges of motherhood, leaving enduring legacies for their children. Now, in these vivid, poignant, and sometimes hilarious reminiscences — all of them infused with distinct sabor latino — Las Mamis celebrates the universality of family love and the special bond between mothers and children.

About the Author

Esmeralda Santiago is the author of the memoirs When I Was Puerto Rican and Almost a Woman, and of the novel América's Dream. She lives in Westchester County, New York. Joie Davidow founded L.A. Style, L.A. Weekly, and Sí, a national Latino lifestyle publication. The author of Infusions of Healing: A Treasury of Mexican-American Herbal Remedies, she lives in Los Angeles.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375726873
Editor:
Santiago, Esmeralda
Editor:
Davidow, Joie
Editor:
Davidow, Joie
Editor:
Santiago, Esmeralda
Author:
Edited by Esmeralda Santiago and Joie Davidow
Author:
Santiago, Esmeralda
Author:
Davidow, Joie
Editor:
Davidow, Joie
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Hispanic american women
Subject:
Hispanic American families.
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
2531
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 PHOTOGRAPHS IN TEXT
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.02x5.19x.75 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The women lovingly portrayed in Las Mamis represent a cross section of Latino life and culture. They come from rich families in the big cities of Latin America, from rural immigrant families, and from the worlds in between — and they share an extraordinary inner strength, often maintained against incredible odds. Pressed by conflicting cultural expectations, circumstance, and religion, they have managed the challenges of motherhood, leaving enduring legacies for their children. Now, in these vivid, poignant, and sometimes hilarious reminiscences — all of them infused with distinct sabor latino — Las Mamis celebrates the universality of family love and the special bond between mothers and children.
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