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Brownsville: Stories

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Brownsville Stories - Just Like Being There

    Any reader - youngster, busy executive, working Mom, retired worker, or Grandparent - will relish this read. Having grown up in Brownsville, Texas, I can tell you first-hand that this book exactly portrays a realistic picture of the community's atmosphere and the color of the people who live in it. The short-story approach also makes this book a lively and quick read. You will just love this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2003

    ...The book that will vent our culture

    I read the book entirely and I was completely satisfied with Oscar Casares's work. Being hispanic, he vividly depicts our culture, our ways, our beliefs, and the way we go through life. It is a homage to his hometown and all the towns along the Rio Grande. I personally liked 'Big Jesse Little Jesse.' That short story in particular highlights the many hardships that we hispanics go through. In the short story, Little Jesse was born with a leg shorter than the other. It is the story of a couple who are separated after being together for several years. The mother over-protects the young boy while Big Jesse tries not to feel pitty for his son, thus making his stronger; he wants his son not to feel inferior or weak. The fascinating thing about his short stories is that they can all be applied in everyday life. No matter if you are white, black, or Mexican American, everyone can see their lives portrayed in his work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2013

    I not only read this book and loved it...I bought a copy for my

    I not only read this book and loved it...I bought a copy for my dad, who was living in Mexico at the time the book came out. I found out a few months later, that he had given it to another friend of his who was an actual Brownsville native. I live in the Rio Grande Valley, but not in Brownsville. Still, the stories in this book are very true and resonant of the everyday life en el Valle. Kudos to Mr. Casares!!

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    Surprising good!

    The short stories were interesting. I live in South Texas and I believe that Mr. Casares caught the flavor of this region. I would recommend this book to anybody that wonders what it is like to live on the border.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2003

    Wisdom through words breathe life into Brownsville Stories

    Author Oscar Casares breathed life, realism and morals into his fictional short stories of the men and women of Brownsville Texas in his book Brownsville Stories. Delightful, fanciful, and in living-color, every word brings a rush of memories and truth to any reader who has ever visited or lived in the lower Rio Grande Valley area of south Texas. This book is easy to read and fun! A must read for all to enjoy!

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    Posted January 12, 2010

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