Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember Their Mothers (Paperback)

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By Esmeralda Santiago (Editor), Joie Davidow (Editor)
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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 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

About the Author


Esmeralda Santiago is the author of the memoirs When I Was Puerto Rican and Almost a Woman, and of the novel America's Dream. She lives in Westchester County, New York. Joie Davidow founded "L.A. Style, L.A. Weekly," and "Si," a national Latino lifestyle publication. The author of Infusions of Healing: A Treasury of Mexican-American Herbal Remedies, she lives in Los Angeles. "From the Hardcover edition."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375726873
ISBN-10: 037572687X
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: April 17th, 2001
Pages: 208
Language: English