Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Fire from the Andes: Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru” as Want to Read:
Fire from the Andes: Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Fire from the Andes: Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru

by
3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This anthology provides an opportunity for English-speaking audiences to read previously untranslated fiction by women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. Much of this work is inspired by an awareness of social injustice - particularly for women, indigenous groups, and other marginalized members of society - and by a desire to transcend that injustice through personal ...more
Paperback, 189 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by University of New Mexico Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Fire from the Andes, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Fire from the Andes

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-51)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Amc
Aug 09, 2009 Amc rated it really liked it
I didn't finish this book because I'd checked it out from the library the maximum number of weeks and finally decided I should let it go. Being written from women's perspectives these are some insightful short stories with every major theme of import from love to violence to systemic injustice. There are also short bios on each of the authors so the reader gets some context before reading the short story. I'll probably finish it someday when I'm needing some good Latin American women reading.
Jeff
Apr 26, 2014 Jeff rated it liked it
Shelves: short-stories
The only story I read from this collection was Monica Bravo's "Wings for Dominga."

The short story is a good example of magical realism. The character of Death is handled well and students could benefit from paying attention to clothes worn and colors depicted throughout the story.

High school level.
Ashley Hillier
Dec 10, 2014 Ashley Hillier rated it really liked it
While I have to admit I did not find all of the stories in this anthology terribly interesting, I did thoroughly enjoy several of them. My favourites were "Of Anguish and Illusions", "The Feathered Serpent", and "The Red Line".
Isabella
Isabella rated it it was amazing
May 27, 2012
Tami
There are some great short stories in this collection.
Lily
Lily rated it it was ok
Nov 13, 2008
Jennifer
Jennifer rated it liked it
Sep 16, 2012
nell
nell rated it liked it
May 27, 2009
Eloise Klein Healy
Eloise Klein Healy rated it liked it
Mar 18, 2010
Dana
Dana rated it really liked it
Feb 01, 2008
Sue Scott
Sue Scott rated it it was amazing
Aug 03, 2013
Pat Geiger
Pat Geiger rated it really liked it
Mar 28, 2016
Jean
Jean rated it really liked it
Aug 16, 2015
Sean
Jun 05, 2011 Sean rated it liked it
Nice collection of stories.
Michelle Stark
Michelle Stark rated it it was ok
Sep 13, 2016
Linda
Linda rated it it was ok
Mar 05, 2014
Ellen
Ellen rated it liked it
Aug 18, 2008
Stephinstereo
Stephinstereo rated it it was amazing
Apr 12, 2015
Laurie
Laurie rated it liked it
Mar 07, 2016
katie
katie rated it liked it
Mar 29, 2013
Eloise Klein Healy
Eloise Klein Healy rated it liked it
Mar 18, 2010
Patty
Patty marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2008
Jac
Jac marked it as to-read
Nov 29, 2008
Tricia
Tricia marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2009
Kate
Kate marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2010
Julie
Julie marked it as to-read
Mar 14, 2010
Lynne
Lynne marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2010
Jenny Malloy
Jenny Malloy marked it as to-read
Jun 26, 2010
Maria
Maria marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2010
Anna
Anna marked it as to-read
May 18, 2011
Karen
Karen marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2011
Reema
Reema marked it as to-read
Jan 25, 2012
Amanda Machado
Amanda Machado marked it as to-read
Sep 01, 2012
Hannah
Hannah marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2012
Natalie Carvajal
Natalie Carvajal marked it as to-read
Dec 03, 2012
Katie
Katie marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2013
Sarah
Sarah marked it as to-read
Mar 14, 2013
Nadia
Nadia marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2013
Kate
Kate is currently reading it
Nov 18, 2013
Hedvig
Hedvig marked it as to-read
May 20, 2013
Betsy
Betsy marked it as to-read
May 26, 2013
Susan
Susan marked it as to-read
Jun 16, 2013
Dennis Hurd
Dennis Hurd marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2013
Madcapmeg
Madcapmeg marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2013
Andrea
Andrea marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2013
Katharine
Katharine marked it as to-read
Aug 07, 2013
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book