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by Graciela Limon




The Memories of Ana Calderon is the fictional memoir of a talented woman, born in tradition-bound rural Mexico, who comes to the United States only to find that here, too, society, family and religion seem to conspire to hold her back. In order to succeed, Ana must re-make herself into a ruthless and obsessed individual. But even after accomplishing this, fate still conspires to wound her. Ana Calderon has will, guts, and intelligence, but her battle against family, church, and the justice system shakes our belief in the ability to forge our own destinies. The Memories of Ana Calderon is the second novel by the writer who The New York Times Book Review says leaves the reader with that special hunger that can be created only by a newly discovered writer. Ms. Limon's prose is self-assured and engrossing.
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ISBN: 1558853553
ISBN13: 978-1558853553
Category: Literature
Subcategory: United States
Author: Graciela Limon
Language: English
Publisher: Arte Publico Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2001)
Pages: 200 pages
ePUB size: 1638 kb
FB2 size: 1183 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 664
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Phallozs Dwarfs
with The Memories of Ana Calderon, graciela limon gives us the story of an extraordinarily complex, fiercely determined, passionate and courageous woman! -- who, from birth, struggles both internally and externally with disillusionment and suffering. in a world that attempts to pre-determine fates, ana refuses to submit and/or surrender to what's been scratched out for her on life's slate. as the novel begins, the young girl is about to embark on a geographical journey that will take her more than miles away - that will, unbeknownst to her, lead to the greatest destination one can ever hope to reach: self-acceptance, where one realizes one's own self-worth.
ana ....
who -- as a child, blessed with a very vivid imagination, escapes the routines of a rotting world in which she wants no part, by dreaming, the only way to her young mind available ....
who -- fights and dares to be different from the women around her, the "dumb animals" that bow down silently to their own spiritual deaths in shameful disgrace ....
who -- somehow finds the strength to survive the brutal blows of a "father's hatred and rejection" and the heart-breaking realities and aftermath of a "lover's cowardice, abandonment and betrayal" ....
to know, ... and watch this ana grow, ... is truly to love her!
a determined dreamer and fiery fighter, ana, thanks to the "God-given talent of her brains," learns to pick up the "shattered pieces of herself and (over time) put them back into a better place." --- but, not before life's rocky road leads her home again -- where she will find that what she seeks can only be found within -- and where she discovers that SHE must forgive herself, and love HERSELF for who she is -- that she must be HER own saviour -- and she must accept and CHOOSE to live.
in ana, limon captures, with brilliant and uncanny insight, the inner turmoil and outer struggles of a woman who defies the odds -- and survives! and has written a novel filled with often intense ups and downs and highs and lows -- such as is life!
pick up this book! and follow ana in her travels. it will do you good -- and you'll be glad you went along for the ride!
Blackbeard
Ana is a fated woman- plagued by visions and dreams damning her and deriding her. And, as her story progresses, we see that her life must follow the path of despair in order to reach redemption. The story draws on elements of the Holy Bible (the stations of the cross), Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and Oedipus Rex to play out a story of modern hardships, ancient beliefs, and destabilization of the status quo. This is a beautifully told story that undulates between first and third person, giving the reader the advantage of the first-person narrative and the objective third.
Dukinos
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK
ESPECIALLY TO LATINA WOMEN WHO FIND THEMSELVES IN A STRUGGLE WITH EITHER MEN, CHILDREN,FAMILY,OR WOMENHOOD
I BELIEVE MS. LIMON FIRST INTRODUCED OUT ANA AS A CHILD WITH A LOT GUILT AND PAIN WITH REGARDS TO HER MOTHER NOT EVER HAVING A MALE CHILD AND BEING THE ONE TO BE BLAMED FOR THAT ANA IS BROUGHT THROUGH SO MANY STRUGGLES FROM MOVING TO LOS ANGELES FROM MEXICO TO WORKING IN FIELDS AND HER FATHER REALLY NOT EVER BEING THERE FOR HER IN THE MOVE FROM MEXICO TO L.A. THEY BROUGHT ALONG THE ORPHAN FRIEND WHO LATER GETS ANA PREGANAT AND LEAVES HER WITH THE CHILD AND GOES WITH ONE OF ANA'S SISTERS...ALEJANDRA SHE ALSO GOES THROUGH THE PAIN OF LOOSING HER SON ON TOP OF THAT IS PUT IN PRISON WHEN SHE GETS OUT OF PRISION I BELEIVE THAT THIS IS WHERE MS. LIMON BROUGHT ANA OUT WITH A LOT OF COURAGE AND DIFFRENT WAY OF THINKING TOWARDS MEN PEOPLE AND SOCIETY SHE IS A DETERMIND WOMAN IN SEARCH FOR HER SON BUT IS VERY BITTER IN HER HEART SHE BEGANS HER SEARCH BUT IN THE MEAN TIME WORKS IN A FACTORY AND WORKS HER WAY UP AND SOON BECOMES THE OWNER AND VERY RICH FROM HERE ILL LEAVE IT TO YOU TO READ THE END IS VERY SCHOCKING AND LEAVES YOU WITH A ACHE IN YOUR HEART
GABY,19