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Anthropologies: A Family Memoir (Sightline Books: The Iowa Series in Literary Nonfiction)

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ISBN13: 9781609380373
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"Sparked by her mother's deterioration into old age, Alvarado (Not a Matter of Love) has written a three-part memoir about her family life that approaches prose poetry. It is searing at moments, especially when she discusses her life as a junkie, but the narrative then becomes dreamy, even vague. Despite the loose structure-not even chronological order is respected-vivid portraits of her parents, children, in-laws, and especially, her husband ring true and sharp. A section focusing on her leaving her white, suburban upbringing to marry her Mexican husband and move into the home of his immigrant parents is particularly striking. Coming from a university press, this book risks being overlooked. However, readers should seek it out for Alvarado's distinctive and compelling writing. "
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Barbara B, June 27, 2012 (view all comments by Barbara B)
A collection of moments, this memoir is written in the random way memory comes to us. Out of disparate moments Beth Alvarado, like a family photo album, puts the moments together to create a loving and heartbreaking portrait of a multi-generational, cross-cultural Southwestern family. In two back to back pages she made me laugh and cry. This is a quiet, deep, rich, wise book, full of love and beautiful, beautiful writing.
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ISBN:
9781609380373
Author:
Alvarado, Beth
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Subject:
Biography - General
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Edition Description:
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Series:
Sightline Books
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 photos
Pages:
202
Dimensions:
9 x 5.75 in

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Product details 202 pages University of Iowa Press - English 9781609380373 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sparked by her mother's deterioration into old age, Alvarado (Not a Matter of Love) has written a three-part memoir about her family life that approaches prose poetry. It is searing at moments, especially when she discusses her life as a junkie, but the narrative then becomes dreamy, even vague. Despite the loose structure-not even chronological order is respected-vivid portraits of her parents, children, in-laws, and especially, her husband ring true and sharp. A section focusing on her leaving her white, suburban upbringing to marry her Mexican husband and move into the home of his immigrant parents is particularly striking. Coming from a university press, this book risks being overlooked. However, readers should seek it out for Alvarado's distinctive and compelling writing. "
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