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house on Mango Street /
1st hardcover ed.
New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1994.
xx, 134 p. ; 18 cm.
Hispanic Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Girls -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.
"Originally published, in somewhat different form, by Arte Público Press in 1984. Reprinted by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., in 1991"--T.p. verso.
Sandra Cisneros was in Chicago, Illinois on December 20, 1954. She received a B.A. in English from Loyola University of Chicago in 1976 and a M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Iowa in 1978. She has worked as a college recruiter, an arts administrator, a teacher to high school dropouts, and a poet. She has also visited numerous colleges around the country as a visiting writer. She has written several books including The House on Mango Street, Caramelo, Loose Woman, and Have You Seen Marie?. She has been honored with numerous awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Texas Medal of the Arts. (Bowker Author Biography)
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In hardcover for the first time--on the tenth anniversary of its initial publication--the greatly admired and bestselling book about a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, this novel depicts a new American landscape through its multiple characters.
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