Sabrina & Corina

Sabrina & Corina

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Kali Fajardo-Anstine's magnetic story collection breathes life into her Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the land they inhabit in the American West. Against the remarkable backdrop of Denver, Colorado -- a place that is as fierce as it is exquisite -- these women navigate the land the way they navigate their lives: with caution, grace, and quiet force.
Publisher: New York : One World, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780525511298
0525511296
Branch Call Number: FIC FAJARDO-ANSTINE, KALI
Characteristics: 212 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Sabrina and Corina

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msdelrios
May 24, 2020

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WB_Adult_Display
May 01, 2020

This book was a dazzling representation of women facing difficult familial and identity struggles in the American West. Fajardo-Anstine’s character depictions cut straight to the heart and possess an air of mystery. This collection of stories leaves the reader feeling full of poignant emotions and wanting to follow these women for many more pages.

ArapahoeTina Mar 18, 2020

I loved all the Denver and Colorado settings in this book. For being a debut author, this was a very mature collection of stories. A great pick for anyone wanting diverse voices and a local setting.

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njon38
Feb 22, 2020

A book of short stories based around denver by and indienous/latina mostly about abandonment, relationships and experiences of women.

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ballew03
Feb 21, 2020

I stayed up way too late to finish Sabrina & Corina and am in complete and utter love. My fav stories were Sisters, Tomi, and the title story, but all were good.

ArapahoeAnnaL Aug 25, 2019

Soulful, tough, and tender characters inhabit this masterful short story collection about Hispanic families in Colorado, some with roots and traditions going back to indigenous communities. There are mothers and daughters, single parents, children powerless in the midst of family conflict, illness, and longing. These are not people who are going to escape a hand to mouth existence, they don't have money or know-how to access health care or hospice or vocational rehab. Issues like these are handled by the family and within the community. This is not a dark or pessimistic book, there is connection and meaning in every day life. Still it is a hard life.

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mjk3517
Jun 03, 2019

I loved getting to know each of these women, and was sad to see some of the stories end. Definitely recommend for people in CO and Denver, but their stories will resonate with women everywhere.

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betsymarzoni
May 21, 2019

There were themes that cropped up in every story, which eventually got tiresome. The writing was good, but the author needs more ideas.

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ArapahoeTina Mar 31, 2020

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ArapahoeAnnaL Aug 27, 2019

That night I dreamed of my mother before she was sick. I was five years old and we were visiting my grandfather far away in a town called Saguarita, where my mother had grown up. The land was a wide valley surrounded by the bluest mountains with the whitest peaks. Cora and I were playing tag in the big field behind Grandpa Marcelo's tiny adobe home. The grown-ups watched from the lighted wooden porch. The were speaking softly and sipping beers, listening to Spanish songs on the radio, a strumming, a sad guitar. Cora and I would turn back and wave to them before chasing each other again, twirling and giggling in all directions. pg. 96

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