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Birthday Parties in Heaven: Thoughts on Love, Life, Grief, and Other Matters of the Heart

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Publisher Comments:

With The Chin Kiss King, her critically lauded debut novel, Ana Veciana-Suarez joined the ranks of Julia Alvarez and Cristina Garcia, authors who have defined the Latina experience in contemporary fiction. In Birthday Parties in Heaven, Veciana-Suarez's first collection of essays, the acclaimed writer and mother of five offers seventeen wise and generous-hearted takes on subjects as diverse as: living in exile; the untimely death of her first husband; being a single mother; interfaith marriage; and the bond between sisters. She also offers reflections, by turns humorous and meaningful, on beisbol; motorcycles; the special terrors of swimsuit season; and the sweetness of love the second time around. In these eloquent and moving essays, Veciana-Suarez proves why she is one of America's most popular columnists.

Synopsis:

The author's first collection of essays offers 17 wise and generous-hearted reflections on a diverse range of subjects, such living in exile, the untimely death of her first husband, being a single mother, and the special terrors of swimsuit season.

About the Author

Ana Veciana-Suarez writes a popular column for The Miami Herald. She was born in Cuba and now lives in Miami with her five children.

Table of Contents

My Lowly Thatched Cottage

My Father, Mi Papi

Stitchwork

Ritual and Refrain: Scenes of a Miami Summer

Sisters

Beisbol Dreams

"Wait Until You Have Children"

Birthday Parties in Heaven

Cellulite, Schmellulite

Second Time Around

Bugs in My Teeth

The Religion of Love

Small Tomatoes

Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Biscayne Bay

Open Letter to My Son (As He Leaves for College)

Moving Up, Moving On

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452282001
Subtitle:
Thoughts on Love, Life, Grief, and Other Matters of the Heart
Author:
Veciana-Suarez, Ana
Author:
Veciana-Suarez, Ana
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Cuban Americans
Subject:
Cuban American women
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
AHB/99-1
Publication Date:
20001001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.96x5.31x.60 in. .37 lbs.

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