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The Squatter and the Don
Written by Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Introduction by Ana Castillo
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2004
$23.00/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7289-4 (0-8129-7289-9)

“The Squatter and the Don, like its author, has come out a survivor,” notes Ana Castillo in her Introduction. “The fact that it has resurfaced after more than a century from its original publication is a testimony to its worthiness.” Inviting comparison to Uncle Tom’s Cabin, María Amparo Ruiz de Burton’s... Read more






Who Would Have Thought It?
Written by Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Edited by Amelia Maria de la Luz Montes, Introduction by Amelia Maria de la Luz Montes, Noted by Amelia Maria de la Luz Montes
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 2009
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310587-9 (0-14-310587-6)

A major rediscovery—the first novel by a Mexican American Woman

María Amparo Ruiz de Burton was the first Mexican American woman to write novels in English and the first nineteenth-century California writer to publish a novel in the aftermath of the Mexican-American War. Her first book, Who Would Have Thought It?, tells... Read more





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