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Every year the three Reyes sons and their families drive south from Chicago via Route 66 to the home of the Awful Grandmother and the Little ... Show synopsis

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The Awful Grandmother

by rejoyce on Oct 2, 2007

Before Caramelo, Sandra Cisneros was best at the vignette in collections such as House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek. She herself has said that she was influenced by the poetic concision of Jorge Luis Borges' Dreamtigers. Perhaps this novel is evidence of the dangers of the long form. The ... More


The threads of a patchwork quilt

by crystal003 on Jul 1, 2007

Sandra Cisneros, in her novel Caramelo, deals with issues of acceptance and alienation experienced by a young Mexican-American girl, Ceyala, as she confronts four separate and distinct cultures: Mexican, Chicano, American, and her own family. Within this personal confrontation, Cisneros skillfully ... More

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