Sabrina & Corina

Sabrina & Corina

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Book - 2019 | First edition.
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Kali Fajardo-Anstine's magnetic story collection breathes life into her Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the land they inhabit in the American West. Against the remarkable backdrop of Denver, Colorado--a place that is as fierce as it is exquisite--these women navigate the land the way they navigate their lives: with caution, grace, and quiet force.
Publisher: New York : One World, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780525511298
0525511296
Branch Call Number: FIC FAJARDO
Characteristics: 212 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Sabrina and Corina

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A gorgeous and emotional collection of stories centering on Latina and Indigenous American women with vivid characters and a strong sense of place.


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ArapahoeAnnaL Aug 25, 2019

Soulful, tough, and tender characters inhabit this masterful short story collection about Hispanic families in Colorado, some with roots and traditions going back to indigenous communities. There are mothers and daughters, single parents, children powerless in the midst of family conflict, illness, and longing. These are not people who are going to escape a hand to mouth existence, they don't have money or know-how to access health care or hospice or vocational rehab. Issues like these are handled by the family and within the community. This is not a dark or pessimistic book, there is connection and meaning in every day life. Still it is a hard life.

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mjk3517
Jun 03, 2019

I loved getting to know each of these women, and was sad to see some of the stories end. Definitely recommend for people in CO and Denver, but their stories will resonate with women everywhere.

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betsymarzoni
May 21, 2019

There were themes that cropped up in every story, which eventually got tiresome. The writing was good, but the author needs more ideas.

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ArapahoeAnnaL Aug 27, 2019

That night I dreamed of my mother before she was sick. I was five years old and we were visiting my grandfather far away in a town called Saguarita, where my mother had grown up. The land was a wide valley surrounded by the bluest mountains with the whitest peaks. Cora and I were playing tag in the big field behind Grandpa Marcelo's tiny adobe home. The grown-ups watched from the lighted wooden porch. The were speaking softly and sipping beers, listening to Spanish songs on the radio, a strumming, a sad guitar. Cora and I would turn back and wave to them before chasing each other again, twirling and giggling in all directions. pg. 96

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