A House of My Own

A House of My Own

Stories From My Life

Book - 2015
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"From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico, in a region where "my ancestors lived for centuries," the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection--spanning nearly three decades, and including never-before-published work--Cisneros has come home at last."--
Published: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780385351331
038535133X
Branch Call Number: B CIS
Characteristics: 382 pages :,color illustrations ;,22 cm

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jannylegs
Jul 14, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed these essays about home, self, solitude, family, writing, living, being.

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Tina31966
May 03, 2016

Big fan of Sandra C; very proud of her being a homegirl from Chicago. I like some of her writing techniques though she should use layman's terms at times if she wants her reader to be connected with her thru her story telling.

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vv9
Mar 19, 2016

I purposely avoided Cisneros's "The House on Mango Street", because it was on my daughter's middle-school reading list. I still have no plans to read it...but thoroughly enjoyed this memoir.

Culturally educational, from the perspective of a female in a Mexican-American family. Cisneros comes across as ambitious, independent and intelligent. She wandered the globe to fulfill her dreams of writing, making her homes in many interesting places.

I enjoy books about books, and this writing provided several threads which I intend to follow, authors whom I have yet to read.

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natleaven
Feb 24, 2016

I really love this book, it speaks to me about the houses I have loved too.

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QnVz
Jan 28, 2016

I have always enjoyed her writing. It was great getting more acquainted with Cisneros.

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