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ISBN13: 9780679742586
ISBN10: 0679742581
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Every year, Ceyala "Lala" Reyes' family--aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and Lala's six older brothers--packs up three cars and, in a wild ride, drive from Chicago to the Little Grandfather and Awful Grandmother's house in Mexico City for the summer. Struggling to find a voice above the boom of her brothers and to understand her place on this side of the border and that, Lala is a shrewd observer of family life. But when she starts telling the Awful Grandmother's life story, seeking clues to how she got to be so awful, grandmother accuses Lala of exaggerating. Soon, a multigenerational family narrative turns into a whirlwind exploration of storytelling, lies, and life. Like the cherished rebozo, or shawl, that has been passed down through generations of Reyes women, Caramelo is alive with the vibrations of history, family, and love.

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Now in paperback, the celebrated author of "The House on Mango Street" delivers an extraordinary bestseller, told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy--the very stuff of life.

About the Author

Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation. Cisneros is the author of the novels The House on Mango Street and Caramelo, a collection of short stories Woman Hollering Creek, a book of poetry Loose Woman, and a children's book Hairs/Pelitos. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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Stephanie Hammerwold, December 17, 2007 (view all comments by Stephanie Hammerwold)
Sandra Cisneros writes in a very rich and tangible way. This novel takes the poetic and vivid writing from House on Mango Street to a much longer work.
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lesbouquinistes, December 14, 2006 (view all comments by lesbouquinistes)
hooray for a full-length novel by the amazing sandra cisneros! a funny and beautifully written coming-of-age story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679742586
Author:
Cisneros, Sandra
Publisher:
Vintage Contemporaries
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
Grandparent and child
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Mexican American families
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;mexico;novel;family;coming of age;chicago;hispanic;latina;mexico city;women;latin american;family saga;mexican americans;culture;contemporary fiction;historical fiction;contemporary;san antonio;literature;chicana;latino;illinois;immigrants;adult;u
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
2000/02
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 1.03 in 0.75 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, the celebrated author of "The House on Mango Street" delivers an extraordinary bestseller, told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy--the very stuff of life.
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