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On Sale: December 18, 2007
Pages: 224 | ISBN: 978-0-307-42655-0
Published by : Vintage Knopf
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Twenty-five celebrated Latino writers delight and move us with their recollections of Christmas in this splendid holiday extravaganza.
From Julia Alvarez's tale of how Santicló delivered a beloved uncle from political oppression to Junot Díaz's story of his own uneasy assimilation on his first Christmas in America, to Sandra Cisneros's poignant memories of her late father's holiday dinners, Las Christmas gives us true stories from writers of many traditions--memories of Christmas and Hanukkah that vividly capture the pride and pain, joy and heartbreak, that so often accompany the holidays in the Americas.
Richly illustrated and embellished with songs and poems, along with recipes for an unforgettable Christmas dinner--from traditional sweet tamales to Puerto Rican asopao (stew) and coquito (coconut eggnog)--this is an enduring treasury of Latino writing to read again and again.
A heartwarming holiday gift.
Esmeralda Santiago|Joie Davidow

About Esmeralda Santiago

Esmeralda Santiago - Las Christmas

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Esmeralda Santiago is the author of the memoirs When I Was Puerto Rican, Almost a Woman, which she adapted into a Peabody Award–winning film for PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre, and The Turkish Lover; the novel América’s Dream; and a children’s book, A Doll for Navidades. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and House & Garden, among other publications, and on NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she lives in New York.

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Esmeralda Santiago nació en Puerto Rico y es autora de la memoria When I Was Puerto Rican (Cuando era puertorriqueña) y de la novela America’s Dream (El sueño de América). Almost a Woman, la secuela de When I Was Puerto Rican, fue publicada en 1998 y traducida al español en 1999, bajo el titulo de Casi una mujer. Esmeralda Santiago reside en Westchester County, Nueva York.

About Joie Davidow

Joie Davidow - Las Christmas
Joie Davidow fue la fundadora de L.A. Style, donde, durante seis años, ocupó los cargos de Editora Ejecutiva y Jefa de Redacción. También fue co-fundadora de L.A. Weekly en 1997. Más recientemente lanzó al mercado la revista , una publicación sobre estilo de vida en los Estados Unidos que está dirigida al público hispano. Su libro Infusions of Healing fue publicado en 1999 por Fireside Books de Simon and Schuster. Joie Davidow vive en Los Ángeles, California.

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