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Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember Their Mothers

Esmeralda Santiago, Joie Davidow

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ISBN 10: 0375408797 / ISBN 13: 9780375408793
Published by Knopf, New York, 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed on the title page by contributors: Maria Amparo, Gioconda Belli, Dagoberto Gilb, Francisco Goldman, and Esmeralda Santiago. This is an un-read copy of gift quality. Jacket is BroDart protected. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Bookseller Inventory # PC 58-33

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Title: Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember ...

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In a marvelous new anthology from the editors of Las Christmas, some of our most admired Latino authors share memories of their mothers. Las Mamis brings to life fourteen remarkable women in sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious stories about the ups and downs of families from Kansas to Colombia and Boston to Mexico City.

Junot Díaz remembers how his Dominican mother quietly helped him find his way back when his life hit a dead end. Alba Ambert mourns the Puerto Rican mother she lost as an infant. Francisco Goldman writes a paean to his Guatemalan Mamita's beauty and determination. Gioconda Belli discovers that her glamorous, all-powerful Nicaraguan mother is only a woman, after all.

The women lovingly portrayed in Las Mamis represent a cross section of Latino life and culture. They come from rich families in the big cities of Latin America, from rural immigrant families in the United States, and from the worlds in between. But they all share extraordinary strength and courage. Often pressed by conflicting cultural expectations, circumstances, and religions, they have nevertheless managed to leave enduring legacies for their children.

Now, in these vivid, touching, often humorous reminiscences -- infused with a distinctive sabor latino -- Las Mamis celebrates the special bond between mothers and their children.

About the Author:

Esmeralda Santiago is the author of the memoirs When I Was Puerto Rican and Almost a Woman, and of the novel América's Dream. She lives in Westchester County, New York. Joie Davidow founded L.A. Style, L.A. Weekly, and , a national Latino lifestyle publication. The author of Infusions of Healing: A Treasury of Mexican-American Herbal Remedies, she lives in Los Angeles.

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