Cantora

by Sylvia Lopez-Medina | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0345381661 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Minerva101 of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 11/9/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by Minerva101 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, November 09, 2010
From Publishers Weekly
With this self-assured first novel, Lopez-Medina takes her place among a talented new generation of Hispanic American women writers. Her multigenerational saga begins as a rather disaffected modern-day young woman, Amparo, sets out to explore the "varicolored threads" that form the "quilt" of her family history. In highly visual prose, the author describes how Amaro's great-grandmother Rosario thwarted plans for an arranged marriage in turn-of-the-century Mexico to run away with Alejandro Perez, a follower of Pancho Villa. At age 24, having given birth to nine children and seen three of them as well as her husband die during the Mexican Revolution, Rosario returns home to discover her father has disowned her. She begins a harrowing journey west across the mountains, leaving one of her daughters, Pilar, to be raised by nuns. Thirteen years later, Pilar rejoins her family, but she is clearly unsuited for life in their rough-and-tumble town. When a wealthy older man, Gabriel Calderon, falls in love with her, the family arranges for Pilar to become his mistress. Lopez-Medina has a marvelous knack for capturing the emotional intensity of women, and the detailed descriptions of both love affairs--Rosario's with Alejandro and Pilar's with Gabriel--are exquisitely handled. Drawing on Lopez-Medina's own family history, the novel has resonance, authenticity and a natural drama.
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Journal Entry 2 by Minerva101 at Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Center in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (11/24/2010 UTC) at Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Center in Calgary, Alberta Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This book has been released for the E-less release Challenge November 2010

I left this book on the shelf with 5 others. I hope whoever chooses it enjoys it :)

Journal Entry 3 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, November 25, 2010
Hey Minerva1, and this is the third...thank you for the heads up on this bookcrossing release zone. This looks like an interesting book so I grabbed it while I was at Hillhurst Sunnyside paying for my table for the Holiday Market on Dec 3. (Sorry for the obvious plug LOL) I will drop off a bunch of books on this shelf on that night also!

Dec. 16 2010...I still want to read this book, but I need to cull my TBR pile, so I am going to pass it around the Calgary Bookcrossers until I get it back. I do want to get this one back..ok??

Journal Entry 4 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, December 16, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (12/17/2010 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Releasing this book and many others at the Calgary Bookcrossers Christmas Meet up at Olive Garden tonight.

Journal Entry 5 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, December 17, 2010
another one from herchelle to rejoin her TBR pile after it's been read. THanks!

Journal Entry 6 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, March 21, 2011
Another wonderful book! I don't know much about Mexico so this book was a delight to read and discover. It covered a family over the course of about seventy five years; the way traditions changed or stayed the same and how this decisions of the past inpact the present generation.

Journal Entry 7 by megami-no-ushi at Chinook Mall in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, March 21, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (3/25/2011 UTC) at Chinook Mall in Calgary, Alberta Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Taking to the Thursday meetup of the Calgary bookcrossers to be returned to Herchelle.

Also fits the "Oh the places you'll go!" release challenge: Cantora is a city in El Salvator.

To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at the Joshua Tree Cafe on Edmonton Trail. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like!

Journal Entry 8 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, March 25, 2011
took back home - no Herchelle.

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