Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Book of the Week: Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros

Theme for July is Storytelling.

 Storytelling brings out the most joyful memories of one’s life. In my case, storytelling reminds me of when I was a child and my mother used to tell me stories about fairy tales, which at that age I was completely amazed by them. I loved them! However, storytelling has its own meaning for everyone. So stop today by La Casa Azul Bookstore, enjoy your new book of the week, and let the magic of storytelling transport you to the journey waiting to be explore.
- Yajaira

Woman Hollering Creek  by  Sandra Cisneros 
Genre: Fiction (English)

Synopsis: “The story begins with Cleofilas remembering her marriage and how her father's words of well-wishing have much more meaning to her now that she is a mother. Cleofilas looks back to the days before she is married and remembers how happy she was. She got married and moved to Seguin, Texas, and wondered about the creek behind the house and the story behind it. Soon her husband begins beating her and she realizes that her life isn't a dream life. She goes to the doctor and they notice her bruises and arrange for her escape back home.” (http://www.angelfire.com)

“Radiant… these stories invite us into the souls of characters as unforgettable as a first kiss.” –The New York Times Review.

Stay tuned for the weekly selections that La Casa Azul Bookstore will feature and share some of your thoughts on storytelling!

1 comment:

  1. This book fundamentally changed my world. Cisneros tells stories that are tangible while straddling the binary Chicana/Mexicana identity. This book, along with her book of poetry, Loose Women, made me realize that people such as myself WRITE. I've been writing in one form or another for the past thirteen years. I recommend this to everyone. If you're a parent or have a child in your life, you could even share the first few stories with children, such as "My Lucy Friend Who Smells Like Corn" and "'Mericans", while still appreciating the depth and layers that are enveloped in Cisneros' practical and exquisite prose. I give me wholehearted recommendation for this text, everyone should own a copy.