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Caramelo

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ISBN-10: 1400030994

ISBN-13: 9781400030996

Edition: 2002

Authors: Sandra Cisneros, Liliana Valenzuela

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In Spanish/ en Español Every year, Ceyala "Lala" Reyes' family--aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and Lala's six older brothers--packs up three cars and, in a wild ride, drive from Chicago to the Little Grandfather and Awful Grandmother's house in Mexico City for the summer. Struggling to find a voice above the boom of her brothers and to understand her place on this side of the border and that, Lala is a shrewd observer of family life. But when she starts telling the Awful Grandmother's life story, seeking clues to how she got to be so awful, grandmother accuses Lala of exaggerating. Soon, a multigenerational family narrative turns into a whirlwind exploration of storytelling, lies, and…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.748

Sandra Cisneros was born to a Mexican father and a Mexican American mother in Chicago in 1954. Cisneros has worked as a college recruiter, an arts administrator, a teacher to high school dropouts, and a poet. She has also visited numerous colleges around the country as a visiting writer. Cisneros was awarded the Before Columbus American Book award for her collection of stories entitled The House on Mango Street, and is also the author of My Wicked Wicked Ways, a volume of poetry. Cisneros currently resides in San Antonio, Texas.