By (author) Esmeralda Santiago
America's Dream by Esmeralda Santiago
Book DescriptionAmirica Gonzalez is a hotel housekeeper on an island off the coast of Puerto Rico, cleaning up after wealthy foreigners who don't look her In the eye. Her alcoholic mother resents her; her married boyfriend, Correa, beats her; and their fourteen-year-old daughter thinks life would be better anywhere but with Amirica. So when Amirica is offered the chance to work as a
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780060928261
(229mm x 146mm x 25mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Esmeralda Santiago
Conquistadora, Paperback / softback (July 2012)
Ana faces the dangers of the untamed countryside even as she relishes the challenge of running a sugar plantation in Puerto Rico. But when the Civil War breaks out in the United States, Ana finds her livelihood threatened by the hacienda's slaves, whose richly drawn stories unfold alongside her own.
Almost a Woman, Paperback (June 2012)
"A courageous memoir... One witnesses the blessings, contradictions, and restraints of Puerto Rican culture."--Washington Post Book World
Photographs of Jack Delano, Paperback (March 2010)
Providing a unique view of American life during the Great Depression and Second World War, this volume includes an introduction to the life of the photographer and over 50 evocative images selected from their work. It transports the viewer to American homes, farms and streets in the 1930s and 1940s.
When I Was Puerto Rican, Hardback (February 2006)» View all books by Esmeralda Santiago
Magic, sexual tension, high comedy, and intense drama move through an enchanted yet harsh autobiography, in the story of a young girl who leaves rural Puerto Rico for New York's tenements and a chance for success.
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