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House of Houses

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House of Houses is Pat Mora's dreamy reconception of the Day of the Dead. Rather than just a few hours, we experience a year in an imaginary home, redolent with the tastes, smells, sounds, and stories of Mora's Southwestern childhood, where the dead walk and talk among the living.
"[A] richly sensual family memoir. . . . A feast. Pat Mora is an eloquent bearer of the old t
Paperback, 296 pages
Published September 16th 2001 by Beacon Press (MA) (first published 1997)
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I need to write a review of this. One of my favorite books
Mar 03, 2009 Francine rated it really liked it
I just finished the latest edition of House of Houses. I read it for MultiCultural Revies (great publication if you don't know it). I submitted my book review yesterday.
This is a touching family memoir; lots of magical realism. It is the sort of book that can make you laugh and can make you teary eyed.
Latin American Lit teachers and American History teachers could include it in assigned to make the history more lively!
Mar 27, 2007 Lucrecia rated it it was amazing
I'm biased, but this was a superb. Not your usual family memoir.
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Pat Mora (born 1942) is a female Mexican-American author and poet. Pat Mora was born in El Paso, Texas. She is married and has 3 grown children.
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