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I Ask the Impossible (Anchor Books; NY, 2001) March 8, 2001 – Posted in: Books

Cherished for her passionate fiction and exuberant essays, the author hailed by Barbara Kingsolver in the L.A. Times as “Impossible to Resist,” returns to her first love, Poetry, to reveal an unwavering commitment to social justice, and a fervent embrace of the sensual world. With the poems in I Ask the Impossible, Castillo celebrates the strength that “is a woman?buried deep in [her] heart.” Whether memorializing real-life heroines who have risked their lives for humanity,…

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My Daughter, my Son, the Eagle, the Dove (Y/A Chants, 2000) January 23, 2000 – Posted in: Books

My Daughter, My Son, The Eagle, The Dove by Ana Castillo, Susan Guevara Both a blessing to a child and a tribute to parenthood, this superb keepsake book by renowned Chicana poet and author Ana Castillo was inspired by ancient Aztec chants. It’s the ideal gift to commemorate any of various momentous events in an older child’s life–such as graduation, an important birthday, a quincea-era, or a family occasion. In words and pictures, the book’s…

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Peel my Love Like an Onion (Novel, 1999) January 24, 1999 – Posted in: Books

(Carmen la Coja, Spanish edition) Peel My Love Like an Onion is the breakthrough novel from Ana Castillo, author of the wildly praised So Far from God–a lyrical, steamy, and moving story of a love triangle set in the colorful world of flamenco dancing. Carmen “La Coja” (“the cripple”) Santos is a flamenco dancer of local renown in Chicago, despite the obstacle of a handicapped leg, the legacy of a childhood attack of polio. From…

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Goddess of the Americas / Diosa de las Américas, Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe (Editor, 1997) January 24, 1997 – Posted in: Books

Goddess of the Americas is a brilliant essay collection and an impassioned, unorthodox celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe: mother goddess, patron saint of Mexico, protector of the downtrodden, who made her first appearance on American soil in 1531. Through a variety of forms — original essays, historical writings, short fiction, drama, and poetry — the illustrious contributors to this literary anthology examine the impact this potent deity, the Lady of Guadalupe, has had on…

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So Far From God (Novel 1993) January 24, 1993 – Posted in: Books

Medieval Christian mythology transformed the story of Sofia, the Greek goddess of wisdom, into the inspirational story of a heroic mother and her martyred daughters. So Far from God is Ana Castillo’s modern reinterpretation of the lives and struggles of Sofia and her four daughters, Esperanza, Caridad, Fe, and La Loca. Set in contemporary New Mexico, the novel chronicles how this family, its neighbors, and their community confront and essentially prevail over the obstacles of…

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Sapogonia (Novel 1990) January 24, 1990 – Posted in: Books

In Sapogonia, edited and revised for its Anchor publication, Ana Castillo confronts the complex issues of race and identity facing those of mixed heritage through the struggles of Máximo Madrigal, an expatriate of Sapogonia, the metaphorical homeleand of all mestizos. Subtly political, it demonstrates how warring blood within a single body resists any peaceful resolution. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year CLICK HERE SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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Esta Puente, Mi Espalda: Voces De Mujeres Tercermundistas En Los Estados Unidos (Spanish) Revised Edition January 27, 1988 – Posted in: Books

By Cherrie Morago  (Author),‎ Ana Castillo (Author),‎ Cherrie Moraga (Author)  (19880Antología de ensayos, narraciones personales y poemas escritos por mujeres de ascendencia chicana, latina, indígena, asiática y africana –en suma, mujeres de color– que viven en los Estados Unidos. Esta puente, mi espalda es la traducción y adaptación al español de la antología This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color que redactaron y recopilaron Cherríe Moraga y Gloria Anzaldúa, chicanas geniales e innovadoras de familias humildes. Las múltiples autoras de Esta puente,…

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My Father Was A Toltec (Poems 1988) January 1, 1988 – Posted in: Books

Mixing the lyrical with the colloquial, the tender with the tough, Ana Castillo has a deserved reputation as one of the country’s most powerful and entrancing novelists, but she began her literary career as a poet of uncompromising commitment and passion. My Father Was a Toltec is the sassy and street-wise collection of poems that established and secured Castillo’s place in the popular canon. It is included here in its entirety along with the best…

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