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The Resource The desert remembers my name : on family and writing, Kathleen J. Alcalá

The desert remembers my name : on family and writing, Kathleen J. Alcalá

Label
The desert remembers my name : on family and writing
Title
The desert remembers my name
Title remainder
on family and writing
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen J. Alcalá
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a collection of personal essays by esteemed Chicana writer and gifted storyteller Kathleen Alcala. Loosely linked by an exploration of the many meanings of "family," these essays move in a broad arc from the stories and experiences of those close to her to those whom she wonders about, like Andrea Yates, a mother who drowned her children. In the process of digging and sifting, she is frequently surprised by what she unearths. Her family, she discovers, were Jewish refugees from the Spanish Inquisition who took on the trappings of Catholicism in order to survive." "Although the essays are in many ways personal, they are also universal. When she examines her family history, she is encouraging us to inspect our own families, too. When she investigates a family secret, she is supporting our own search for meaning. And when she writes that being separated from our indigenous culture is "a form of illiteracy," we know exactly what she means."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alcalá, Kathleen
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.L287
LC item number
Z46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Camino del sol
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcalá, Kathleen
  • Authors, American
  • Mexican American women authors
  • Alcalá, Kathleen
  • Authors, American
  • Mexican American women authors
Label
The desert remembers my name : on family and writing, Kathleen J. Alcalá
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My week as a Mexican -- On family and culture -- A star of David -- Found in translation -- 9/11 -- The woman who loved water
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 204 pages
Isbn
9780816526277
Lccn
2006036430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm74965139
  • (OCoLC)74965139
Label
The desert remembers my name : on family and writing, Kathleen J. Alcalá
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My week as a Mexican -- On family and culture -- A star of David -- Found in translation -- 9/11 -- The woman who loved water
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 204 pages
Isbn
9780816526277
Lccn
2006036430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm74965139
  • (OCoLC)74965139

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