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Kissing the Virgin's Mouth by Donna M. Gershten
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Feb 07, 2009

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Read in January, 2005

This story is written from the perspective of a woman who was raised by a Mexican mother. It's the story of her mother's life in Mexico, her marriage to the woman's father and their move to America. It's full of stories about life in Mexico and the cultural differences between Mexicans and Americans. My favorite example is when the mother and daughter are walking down the street and they get the construction worker cat calls. The daughter, raised in America, is mad and thinks she's being objectified. The mother thinks it's a compliment and encourages her daughter to let men appreciate her.
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