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A House of My Own - Stories from My Life

Sandra Cisneros

From the author of The House on Mango Street, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography-an intimate album of a beloved literary legend. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico in a region where "my ancestors lived for centuries," the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection-spanning three decades, and including never-before-published work-Cisneros has come home at last. Ranging from the private (her parents' loving and tempestuous marriage) to the political (a rallying cry for one woman's liberty in Sarajevo) to the literary (a tribute to Marguerite Duras), and written with her trademark lyricism, these signature pieces recall transformative memories as well as reveal her defining artistic and intellectual influences. Poignant, honest, deeply moving, this is an exuberant celebration of a life in writing lived to the fullest. From the Hardcover edition.

From the author of The House on Mango Street, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography-an intimate album of a beloved literary legend. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico in a region where "my ancestors lived for centuries," the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection-spanning three decades, and including never-before-published work-Cisneros has come home at last. Ranging from the private (her parents' loving and tempestuous marriage) to the political (a rallying cry for one woman's liberty in Sarajevo) to the literary (a tribute to Marguerite Duras), and written with her trademark lyricism, these signature pieces recall transformative memories as well as reveal her defining artistic and intellectual influences. Poignant, honest, deeply moving, this is an exuberant celebration of a life in writing lived to the fullest. From the Hardcover edition.
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From the author of The House on Mango Street, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography-an intimate album of a beloved literary legend. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico in a region where "my ancestors lived for centuries," the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection-spanning three decades, and including never-before-published work-Cisneros has come home at last. Ranging from the private (her parents' loving and tempestuous marriage) to the political (a rallying cry for one woman's liberty in Sarajevo) to the literary (a tribute to Marguerite Duras), and written with her trademark lyricism, these signature pieces recall transformative memories as well as reveal her defining artistic and intellectual influences. Poignant, honest, deeply moving, this is an exuberant celebration of a life in writing lived to the fullest. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

11h 45m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:42


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:35


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:21


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:34


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:38


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:47


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:55


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:10


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:16


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:35


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:50


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:30


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

01:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:57


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

01:32


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:07


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:22


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:11


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

00:54


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

01:04


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:24


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:44


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:28


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

00:56


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:40


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:59


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:35


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:00


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:42


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:28


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:33


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:40


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:05


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:38


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:25


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:25


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

01:01


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:50


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:29


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:32


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:47


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:34


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:22


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:36


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:41


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:06


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:14


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:06


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

01:36


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:38


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

01:17


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:54


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:32


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:42


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:40


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:30


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

01:17


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:52


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:34


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

01:51


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:50


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:58


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

01:15


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:21


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

00:46


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:51


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:53


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:55


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

09:02


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:31


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:46


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:55


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:07


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:06


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:26


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

01:14