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
‘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.