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Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember Their Mothers

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The women lovingly portrayed in Las Mamis represent a cross section of Latino life and culture. They come from rich families in the big cities of Latin America, from rural immigrant families, and from the worlds in between -- and they share an extraordinary inner strength, often maintained against incredible odds. Pressed by conflicting cultural expectations, circumstance, ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published April 17th 2001 by Turtleback Books (first published 2000)
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Cynthia
I'm going to be blatantly frank about this...the introduction/preface to this collection of autobiographical essays on mothers was a lot more heart-wrenching than the rest of it. On the one hand this makes me kind of sad as I was looking for something a lot more tearful, but then I probably should have just picked up a copy Chicken Soup for the Soul. On the other hand, I did appreciate the great frankness and guts these authors had in telling/recounting the ways their mothers impacted their live ...more
Li
Dec 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a beautiful book.
Latino authors honoring their mothers the best way they know how, with their words.
The stories range from sad to funny to regretful to full of wonder.
I love that the stories run the gamut of emotions. Our mothers are everything to us.
My favorites were Esmeralda Santiago (of course!), Mandalit Del Barco, Alma Albert (this one was so emotional for me that I had to stop reading the book for a while), Liz Balmaseda, and Junot Diaz (another of course!).
Sarah
Feb 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very touching. Made me want to reflect on my own mother-child relationship. A little difficult to read all at once, mainly because each chapter, while very different from one another, surrounded the same topic.
Elvira
I was only interested in the part that Esmeralda Santiago wrote. I didn't like the rest of the book.
Lisa
Jun 18, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Short biographies on the mothers of latino authors. An interesting read.
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Esmeralda Santiago (born 1948 in San Juan, Puerto Rico). Is a renowned Puerto Rican author In 1961, she came to the United States when she was thirteen years old, the eldest in a family that would eventually include eleven children. Ms. Santiago attended New York City's Performing Arts High School, where she majored in drama and dance. After eight years of part-time study at community colleges, sh ...more
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