The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans

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As a helping of "down-home magical realism" this collection of 16 short stories explores the human spirit inherent in the bilingual, bicultural world of the Texas-Mexico border. With a fresh sense of humor and human understanding, these stories skillfully bridge the gap between miracles and tragedies, prejudice and transcendence, and oppression and liberation. From the comical exploration of the hypocrisy expressed at funerals to the spiritual mission of a magical tortilla, the collection draws upon a wide range of emotions but comes together in a singular, powerful voice that reflects the holiness found in everyday life.

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"These stories are wonderful. They are poignant; they are funny; they make you think. Carmen Tafolla is full of pep, full of love and experience. The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans is just plain delightful. I love the lingo and the boistrous attitude. Saludos to the Queen of Mean, the obstreperous young girl who marries her priest, the lady bawling at the wrong funeral, and Elfiria with a hickey on her neck: They are all just popping with life, and so is this book. Read it and laugh; read it and weep; read it and feel so much better than you did before you opened to page one and got sucked right into the magic by Chencho's cow. ¡Qué obra más maravillosa!
- John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War, The Empanada Brotherhood, et al.

This is a powerful and moving collection, full of fascinating and enchanting characters. . . . Carmen Tafolla is one of the best writers in Texas.
- Rudolfo Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima

About the Author:

Carmen Tafolla is a writer, speaker, and actress whose work has appeared in more than 200 anthologies. She is the winner of the 1999 Art of Peace award for writing that furthers peace, justice, and human understanding. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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