Once More to the River: Family Snapshots of Growing Up, Getting Out & Going Back

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“Like the howl of an accordion—half sorrow and half joy, wondrous and exquisite—these stories squeezed my heart.” 
    —Sandra Cisneros, author of "The House on Mango Street"
    In "Once More to the River," Erasmo Guerra writes a moving account of his boyhood on the Texas-Mexico border. 
    An award-winning novelist and journalist, Guerra explores present-day political and cultural realities, and recounts the shattering loss his family suffered when his teenage sister was murdered. 
    Told with lyrical prose and a reporter’s ear for the “Tex-Mex” language of the region, these stories capture the voices of South Texas. By turns humorous and haunting, powerful and tender, this collection is an intensely personal chronicle of tragedy and the triumph of survival.
Estoy seguro a mucha gente le encantaría leer estas memorias en español. Lee, si no lo has hecho ya, el 'Ulises Criollo' de Vasconcelos. Es el primer tomo de sus memorias, los primeros capítulos cuentan de su vida de niño viviendo con sus padres en el sur de Texas. Creo que te gustaría.
Hay una valentía en escribir memorias que no puedo sino admirar. Tu hermosa manera de narrar hace que tu tragedia sea una tragedia compartida... Tu manera de escribir me hizo recordar las memorias de José Vasconcelos. ¿Has publicado esto en español?
Interesting we long for those placed that are reminiscent of comfort and familiarity
Childhood memories crunched away in a puddle of innocence and where your only priories was a simplistic life
Within the Latino culture this term aligned with "don't mettle in other peoples' business because your place is your own home."
I'm back to reading this again. I want to thank you for sharing this with us. Your writing shows the much diversity that is needed in this site and touching a tender spot in my heart, for it shows our culture in a wonderful aspect. :)