Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Life, fears, desires and dreams around the Mexican border

These stories depict the variety of life around the Mexican border while bringing us to an awareness of the commonality of our fears, desires and dreams. From the award-winning author of The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros.

(adapted from Goodreads)

Note: There’s not much to work with in terms of description of this collection once you cut the fluff in the available blurbs online. But check the reviewers’ well-thought out descriptions of the book, especially this edition.

More about this collection

Author Sandra Cisneros’ website

‘Recognizing Ourselves’ – National Endowments of the Arts brief interview with Sandra Cisneros. This is mostly referring to House of Mango Street but gives a good profile of the author and what interests her.

An analysis of the short story cycle as a genre for marginalized stories – focusing on Sandra Cisneros’ Woman Hollering Creek. For those researching the author’s works.


“In the Bay, whenever I got depressed, I always drove out to Ocean Beach. Just to sit. And, I don’t know, something about looking at water, how it just goes and goes and goes, something about that I found very soothing. As if somehow I were connected to every ripple that was sending itself out and out until it reached another shore.”

– Sandra Cisneros, Woman Hollering Creek

Note 2: The cover is from the 2013-edition.


This site is a labor of love so many entries could benefit from more quotes, links to interesting background material, author interviews, etc. If you have material for the collection on this page, please get in touch.

Unless otherwise noted, the blurb is adapted from Goodreads.
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