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Sandra Cisneros
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Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation. Cisneros is the author of two novels The House on Mango Street and Caramelo; a collection of short stories, Woman Hollering Creek; two books of poetry, My Wicked Ways and Loose Woman; and a children's book, Hairs/Pelitos. She is the founder of the Macondo Foundation, an association of writers united to serve underserved communities (www.macondofoundation.org), and is Writer in Residence at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio. She lives in San Antonio, Texas. Find her online at www.sandracisneros.com.

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Caramelo

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $15.95

The celebrated author of The House on Mango Street gives us an extraordinary new novel, told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy—the very stuff of life.

Lala Reyes’ grandmother is descended from a family of... Read more >
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Caramelo

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Caramelo
En Espanol
Written by Sandra Cisneros
Translated by Liliana Valenzuela


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $15.95

The celebrated author of The House on Mango Street gives us an extraordinary new novel, told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy—the very stuff of life.

Lala Reyes’ grandmother is descended from a family of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

Caramelo
En Espanol
Written by Sandra Cisneros
Translated by Liliana Valenzuela


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Caramelo

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 10, 2003
Price: $24.00

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El arroyo de lalLlorona y otros cuentos

Written by Sandra Cisneros
Translated by Liliana Valenzuela


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 3, 1996
Price: $14.00

From the acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street comes a story collection of breathtaking range and authority, whose characters give voice to the vibrant and varied life on both sides of the Mexican border. From a young girl revealing secrets only an eleven-year-old can know to a witch woman... Read more >

El arroyo de la llorona y otros cuentos
(Woman Hollering Creek--Spanish-language edition)
Written by Sandra Cisneros
Translated by Liliana Valenzuela


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: July 31, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Hairs/Pelitos

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
On Sale: November 25, 1997
Price: $6.99

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Have You Seen Marie?

Written by Sandra Cisneros
Illustrated by Ester Hernández


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $14.95

Have You Seen Marie? Showcases the storytelling magic of Sandra Cisneros, beloved author of The House on Mango Street. This lyrically told, richly illustrated fable for adults is the tale of a woman’s search, in the wake of her mother’s death, for a missing cat—and a reminder that love, even when... Read more >
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Have You Seen Marie?

Written by Sandra Cisneros
Illustrated by Ester Hernández


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $21.00

The internationally acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street gives us a deeply moving tale of loss, grief, and healing: a lyrically told, richly illustrated fable for grown-ups about a woman’s search for a cat who goes missing in the wake of her mother’s death.

The word “orphan” might not... Read more >
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Have You Seen Marie?

Written by Sandra Cisneros
Illustrated by Ester Hernández


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $9.99

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The House on Mango Street

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $8.99

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The House on Mango Street

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 26, 1994
Price: $25.95

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The House on Mango Street

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 3, 1991
Price: $11.00

In her acclaimed debut work, Cisneros tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Esperanza's thoughts and emotions are expressed in her fable-like poems and stories, which portray the alternating beauty and desolation of her life and its realities. Esperanza doesn't want... Read more >

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La Casa En Mango Street

Written by Sandra Cisneros
Translated by Elena Poniatowska


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: October 18, 1994
Price: $11.00

In her acclaimed debut work, Cisneros tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Esperanza's thoughts and emotions are expressed in her fable-like poems and stories, which portray the alternating beauty and desolation of her life and its realities. Esperanza doesn't want... Read more >

La Casa en Mango Street

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $8.99

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Also available as an unabridged audio CD and an unabridged audiobook download.

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Loose Woman
Poems
Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 1995
Price: $13.95

Celebrating the cataclysms of love and mapping the faultlines in the Mexican-American psyche, Loose Woman is by turns bawdy, introspective, lyrical, and funny. These poems offer narratives as formally elegant as they are emotional and accessible. They are bound together by the voice of one woman, whose language spans culture and... Read more >
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Loose Woman
Poems
Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $9.99

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My Wicked Wicked Ways

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 17, 1992
Price: $25.95

Here is a collection of poetry by the author of the acclaimed books The House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek.  Here are verses comic and sad, radiantly pure and plainspoken.

"All poets would do well to follow the example of Sandra Cisneros, who takes no prisoners and has not made... Read more >

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Vintage Cisneros

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $9.95

“Sandra Cisneros knows both that the heart can be broken and that it can rise and soar like a bird. Whatever story she chooses to tell, we should be listening for a long time to come.” —The Washington Post Book World

One of the most beloved of contemporary American writers, Sandra Cisneros... Read more >
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Vintage Cisneros

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $8.99

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Woman Hollering Creek
And Other Stories
Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $14.00

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction

From the acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street comes a story collection of breathtaking range and authority, whose characters give voice to the vibrant and varied life on both sides of the Mexican border. From a young girl revealing secrets only an... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Woman Hollering Creek
And Other Stories
Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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¿Has visto a María?

Written by Sandra Cisneros
Illustrated by Ester Hernández
Translated by Liliana Valenzuela


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $14.95

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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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¿Has visto a María?

Written by Sandra Cisneros
Illustrated by Ester Hernández
Translated by Liliana Valenzuela


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $21.00

La mundialmente aclamada autora de La casa en Mango Street nos brinda un relato profundamente conmovedor acerca de la pérdida, el duelo y la sanación: una fábula para adultos líricamente narrada y vívidamente ilustrada sobre una mujer que busca un gato extraviado tras la muerte de su madre.

La palabra “huérfana” no... Read more >
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