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  1. says:

    I have always been a daydreamer and that's a lucky thing for a writer Because what is a daydreamer if not another word for thinker visionary intuitive all wonderful words synonymous with 'girl'It's official I'm a Sandra Cisneros fan This is the first book of hers that I've read and over the last few years I've

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    I savored this book Every page I didn't want it to end Sandra Cisneros' voice is incredible strong and proud She makes me want to write and be heardThis collection of essays and articles are profound and deserve to be read and shared time and time again I am so glad to be able to read new writing by her that I

  3. says:

    Sandra Cisneros’s writing is honest and poetic and lacks the self consciousness of someone aspiring to be erudite I mention this because I think for someone who is multi lingual who has read a lot and lived and traveled around the world; who graduated from a prestigious writing program and has been lauded with the pres

  4. says:

    This book is sublime masterful surprising full of spirit and unabashed feminism Composed of experimental vignettes and glimmers from the globe

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    I met Sandra Cisneros on the page in college like many young people do having been assigned The House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories At first I rejected it all like I tended to do at that age because I was just that sort of person As I grew up though I found a deeper appreciation for Cisnero

  6. says:

    I feel kind of cheated by this book I'm a long time Cisneros fan and I'm used to waiting over a decade for her next book and then being blown away I expected this to be a memoir told in stories; instead it's a collection of introductions to books and essays she read at various speaking events They are well written and there are some gems but serious life experiences are carefully skirted She mentions lovers and affair

  7. says:

    What A Book If I was a Cisneros fan before this really sealed the deal So many aspects of this life story resonates with me

  8. says:

    A House of My Own Stories From My Life is a charming memoir in the form of compilation – book reviews forewar

  9. says:

    I decided to read Sandra Cisneros' A House of My Own Stories from My Life after reading a review by avid reader and active GoodReads user Rowena I've never read any of Cisneros' books and to my surprise never heard of her either Thank you Rowena for introducing me to her I believe there is the right book for the right time and this was the book for me at this time Cisneros writes about writing about her lifetime of finding places to write

  10. says:

    When she was reading in Portland Sandra Cisneros talked about losing track of what she had written BC before computers Her reading was powerful and sweet her advice wise and generous I am a longtime Cisneros fan and I wrot

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#187 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 Ranging from the private her parents' loving and tempestuous marriage to the political a House of My PDFEPUB #228 rallying cr. I feel kind of cheated by this book I m a long time Cisneros fan and I m used to waiting over a decade for her next book and then being blown away I expected this to be a memoir told in stories instead it s a collection of introductions to books and essays she read at various speaking events They are well written and there are some gems but serious life experiences are carefully skirted She mentions lovers and affairs that hurt her but never ever goes into depth about love and sex She repeatedly mentions a year long depression but again never interrogates the wound Her mother and father feel like cardboard cut outs and not fleshed out characters There s a ton of repetition All in all this felt like something thrown together to satisfy a contractual obligation to a publisher not at all a Cisneros masterpiece I ll keep hoping for some fiction or poetry as she remains an idol of mine Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, root has eluded her With this collection spanning nearly three decades and including never before published work Cisneros has come home at last Ranging from the private her parents' loving and tempestuous marriage to the political a House of My PDFEPUB #228 Homewrecker read at various speaking events They are well written and there are some gems but serious life experiences are carefully skirted She mentions lovers and affairs that hurt her but never ever goes into depth about love and sex She Make your own model forts & castles repeatedly mentions a year long depression but again never interrogates the wound Her mother and father feel like cardboard cut outs and not fleshed out characters There s a ton of Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury repetition All in all this felt like something thrown together to satisfy a contractual obligation to a publisher not at all a Cisneros masterpiece I ll keep hoping for some fiction or poetry as she How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim remains an idol of mine

  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • A House of My Own Stories from My Life
  • Sandra Cisneros
  • English
  • 06 January 2017
  • 9780385351331

About the Author: Sandra Cisneros

of My PDF ✓ wwwmacondofoundationorg and is Writer in Residence at Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio She lives in San Antonio Texas.