Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember Their Mothers

Las Mamis Favorite Latino Authors Remember Their Mothers A marvelous new anthology from the editors of Las Christmas in which our most admired Latino authors share memories of their mothers The women lovingly portrayed in Las Mamis represent a cross section

  • Title: Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember Their Mothers
  • Author: Esmeralda Santiago Joie Davidow
  • ISBN: 9780375726873
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • A marvelous new anthology from the editors of Las Christmas in which our most admired Latino authors share memories of their mothers.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 eA marvelous new anthology from the editors of Las Christmas in which our most admired Latino authors share memories of their mothers.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, and religion, they have managed the challenges of motherhood, leaving enduring legacies for their children Now, in these vivid, poignant, and sometimes hilarious reminiscences all of them infused with distinct sabor latino Las Mamis celebrates the universality of family love and the special bond between mothers and children.Contributors include Esmeralda Santiago, Piri Thomas, Marjorie Agosin, Junot Diaz, Alba Ambert, Liz Balmaseda, Mandalit del Barco, Gioconda Belli, Maria Escandon, Dagoberto Gilb, Francisco Goldman, Jaime Manrique, Gustavo Perez Firmat, Ilan Stavans

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    1. I'm going to be blatantly frank about thise 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 lives. An [...]

    2. 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!).

    3. 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.

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