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Good Works of Ayela Linde : A Novel in Stories

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ISBN-10: 1559708077

ISBN-13: 9781559708074

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Charlotte Forbes

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The linked stories that make up this spare and beautifully written novel follow the life of Ayela, the illegitimate daughter of a Mexican dressmaker, born in 1933 in the Texas border town of Santa Rosalia. Raised by her mother and superstitious grandmother (thought to be a witch by the townsfolk), Ayela is breathtakingly striking, aloof, fearful, flamboyant, and headstrong, and her stories are told by those who know her, or think they do: a girlhood friend, her housekeeper, the pork butcher, members of the altar guild, a travel agent, her daughter-in-law, and others. The stories begin when Ayela is 17 and move through her marriage to an idealistic Bostonian, held captive in town by her…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication date: 5/10/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Parasolsp. 1
Flowers at your gravep. 11
A cow in the rainp. 23
The pork butcher and the rich man's wifep. 29
Where God put usp. 41
Scenes from the worldp. 49
The grand openingp. 59
The waning moon of Aurelio Amengarp. 93
The gift of softened eyesp. 107
The wooden swanp. 115
As told by Rosalba Vilarp. 135
Victimp. 145
The church at Del Riop. 161
That old ladyp. 177
The marvelous yellow cagep. 189
Dreaming of youp. 209
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