Que Bailen Sus Espiritus: Una Novela (Spanish Edition)

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Que Bailen Sus Espiritus es la conmovedora historia del viaje de una familia a través de los Estados Unidos. El hijo y hermano de la familia, Jesse, murió en la guerra de Vietnam y treinta años después, su familia aún se encuentra atrapada por el dolor y la tristeza. Alicia, la madre de Jesse, oye la voz de su hijo y promete ir a tocar el nombre en el monumento del Muro de Vietnam en Washington, D.C. Su decisón inspira tanto a sus conflictivos hijos como a cientos de desconocidos en todo el país.

Stella Pope Duarte retrata a una familia que lidia con las heridas que llevan todos aquellos que han perdido a un ser querido en la guerra. En esta poderosa y lírica novela, Stella Pope Duarte conecta a las familias, los amigos y los habitantes de toda una nación con los nombres inscritos en el Muro, honrando tanto a los hombres y mujeres que pelearon en Vietnam, como a todos aquellos que observaron, esperaron y nunca jamáa olvidaron.

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Stella Pope Duarte began her literary career in 1995 after she had a dream in which her deceased father related to her that her destiny was to become a writer. Her first collection of short stories, Fragile Night, (Bilingual Review Press, 1997) won a creative writing fellowship from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and was named a candidate for the prestigious, Pen West Fiction Award. In 2001 Ms. Duarte was awarded a second creative writing fellowship for her current novel, Let Their Spirits Dance. (HarperCollins, 2002). HarperCollins has described Duarte as a "major, new literary voice in America." Ms. Duarte’s work has won awards and honors nationwide, including a nomination for the Pushcart Prize in Literature. Let Their Spirits Dance is on the Book Sense List, and was awarded the AZ Highways Fiction Award for 2003, and nominated as a ONEBOOKAz in 2004. Ms. Duarte won the 2003 "Excellence in Latino Arts & Culture," Award, presented by Valle del Sol. In 2004, she received the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award for an excerpt from her current work in progress, The Women of Juárez., and in 2005 she was awarded the "Outstanding Alumni of the Year," by the American Association of Community Colleges. She is a highly sought-after inspirational speaker for audiences of all ages, on topics related to her work, as well as on issues related to: women’s rights, culture, diversity, leadership, education, literacy, Chicano/Latino history, writing, and storytelling. Ms. Duarte was born and raised in la Sonorita barrio in South Phoenix.

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