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Esmeralda Santiago

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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Casi una Mujer
Written by Esmeralda Santiago
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | September 1999
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70526-7 (0-375-70526-0)

A simultaneous Spanish-language edition, originally translated for Vintage by
Nina Torres-Vidal

In her new memior, the acclaimed author of When I Was Puerto Rican continues the riveting chronicle of her life.

"Negi," as Santiago's family affectionately calls her, leaves rural Macun in 1961 to live in a three-bedroom tenement apartment with seven siblings, and... Read more

Written by Esmeralda Santiago
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2012
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-38859-9 (0-307-38859-X)

As a young girl growing up in Spain, Ana Larragoity Cubillas is powerfully drawn to Puerto Rico by the diaries of an ancestor who traveled there with Ponce de Leon. And in handsome twin brothers Ramon and Inocente—both in love with Ana—she finds a way to get there. Marrying Ramon at the age...

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Cuando era puertorriqueña
Written by Esmeralda Santiago
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | October 1994
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-75677-4 (0-679-75677-9)

La historia de Esmeralda Santiago comienza en la parte rural de Puerto Rico, donde sus padres y siete hermanos, en continuas luchas los unos con los otros, vivían una vida alborotada pero llena de amor y ternura. De niña, Esmeralda aprendió a apreciar cómo se come una guayaba,
a distinguir la... Read more

Las Christmas
Written by Esmeralda Santiago and Joie Davidow
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1999
$12.00/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70155-9 (0-375-70155-9)

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... Read more

Las Mamis
Edited by Esmeralda Santiago and Joie Davidow
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2001
$14.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72687-3 (0-375-72687-X)

A marvelous new anthology from the editors of Las Christmas in which our most admired Latino authors share memories of their mothers.

The women lovingly portrayed in Las Mamis represent a cross section of Latino life and culture. They come from rich families in the big cities of Latin America, from rural... Read more

Las Mamis
Edited by Esmeralda Santiago and Joie Davidow
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | April 2001
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72688-0 (0-375-72688-8)

Una maravillosa antología nueva--las escritoras y los escritores latinos más admirados comparten recuerdos de sus madres.

Las mujeres amorosamente retratadas en las Las Mamis representan la diversidad de la vida y cultura latinas. Provienen de las familias ricas de las grandes ciudades de Latinoamérica, de familias campesinas emigrantes y también de la... Read more