Brownsville: Stories

by Oscar Casares | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0316146803 Global Overview for this book
Registered by EllyMae58 of San Diego, California USA on 1/20/2004
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by EllyMae58 from San Diego, California USA on Tuesday, January 20, 2004
At the country's edge, on the Mexican border, Brownsville, Texas, is a town much like many others. It is a place where men and women work hard to create better lives for their children, where people sometimes bear grudges against their neighbors, where love blossoms only to fade, and where the only real certainty is that life holds surprises.

An entire galaxy of fascinating characters inhabit these stories. Meet Diego, an 11-year-old whose job at a fireworks stand teaches him a lesson in defiance. Meet Bony, a slacker whose discovery of a monkey's head on his lawn drives a wedge between him and his exasperated parents. Meet Lola, whose stolen bowling ball offers an unlikely chance for change.

Journal Entry 2 by EllyMae58 from San Diego, California USA on Monday, February 28, 2005
Offered in "Anthologies".

Journal Entry 3 by EllyMae58 from San Diego, California USA on Saturday, April 02, 2005
Mailed this out some time ago to Merinda..forgot to make the journal entry.

Journal Entry 4 by Merinda from Salem, Ohio USA on Monday, April 25, 2005
I very much enjoyed this little anthology of short stories. Casares' writing made me feel like I lived in Brownsville. I'll add this to my permanent collection, for now.

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