El Milagro and Other Stories

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Ticking clocks and tolling bells, scents of roses and warm tortillas: this is the barrio of years past as captured in the words of Patricia Preciado Martin. Cuentos, recuerdos, stories, memories - all are stirred into a simmering caldo by a writer whose love for her heritage shines through every page. Reminiscent of Like Water for Chocolate, the book is a rich mix of the simplest ingredients - food, family, tradition. We see Silviana striding to her chicken coop, triggering the "feathered pandemonium" of chickens...
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Overview

Ticking clocks and tolling bells, scents of roses and warm tortillas: this is the barrio of years past as captured in the words of Patricia Preciado Martin. Cuentos, recuerdos, stories, memories - all are stirred into a simmering caldo by a writer whose love for her heritage shines through every page. Reminiscent of Like Water for Chocolate, the book is a rich mix of the simplest ingredients - food, family, tradition. We see Silviana striding to her chicken coop, triggering the "feathered pandemonium" of chickens who smell death in the air. We meet Elena, standing before the mirror in her wedding dress, and Teodoro Sanchez, who sleeps under the sky and smells of "chaparral and mesquite pollen and the stream bottom and the bone dust of generations."
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Here, Arizona writer Martin Songs My Mother Sang to Me: An Oral History of Mexican American Women presents "personal and collective memories" in plainspoken yet lyrical stories of her "mexicana life experiences" in the Los Angeles barrio. The painfully real and the irreal mix: in the fantastical tale "Plumas," a shy cafeteria employee is always late because she oversleeps while dreaming that she is Xochitl, a priestess of the Aztec creator goddess Tonantz'in; in "El Creciente," "third- and fourth-generation city slickers" go to a family reunion and get caught in a flood that carries past them "a phantom flotilla" of the town's dead. In the more strictly realistic "Dichos," a girl "drags her butt and feels like a martyr" when she goes to visit her great-grandmother, but once there is engulfed by the smells of cooking and the rhythm of the old woman's proverbial sayings. Though Martin overdoes the proverbs and cultural edification in some other stories, overall her blend of Spanish words, details and metaphors offers an affectionate depiction of life in a changing neighborhood. Apr.
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A new edition of the pulmonary testing text written for health care students, but also arranged as a reference for non-physicians performing the procedures. Each testing discussion begins with a history and pertinent background materials as well as physiology, instrumentation, technique, calculations, and the basic elements of interpretation and infection control. The test groups include spirometry, lung volumes, airway resistance, diffusing capacity, exercise, and bronchial provocation. A new innovation accompanying this edition is a computer assisted instruction disk containing interactive software featuring a pretest, instruction, self-assessment, and post-test. The nine appendices offer conversions, the mathematics of Boyle's Law, pediatric information, procedure manual instructions, and answers to the text questions. Includes some photographs, charts, graphs, and equations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816515479
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1996
  • Series: Camino del Sol
  • Pages: 92
  • Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 8.77 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Needlework and Embroidery
Acknowledgments
The Miracle 3
Proverbs 9
The Bullfighter 17
Embroidery 23
Paradise 25
Pride 27
The Blessing 35
Queens 43
The Dancer 51
The Tortilla Maker 57
Feathers 63
The Virgin of Loneliness 73
The Flood 83
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