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Selena: Como la Flor
     

Selena: Como la Flor

by Joe Nick Patoski
 

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The murder of Selena--the 2O-year-old Mexican-American pop singer whose posthumous album hit #1 on the Billboard charts--shocked people around the world. Now, the coauthor of the bestselling Stevie Ray Vaughn: Caught in the Crossfire offers the first in-depth look at this tragic star. in People.

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The murder of Selena--the 2O-year-old Mexican-American pop singer whose posthumous album hit #1 on the Billboard charts--shocked people around the world. Now, the coauthor of the bestselling Stevie Ray Vaughn: Caught in the Crossfire offers the first in-depth look at this tragic star. in People.

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The 1995 murder of 23-year-old singer Selena has had a continuing impact, especially on the Hispanic community. Patoski, a senior editor at Texas Monthly, seems well acquainted with the world of Tejano music and the part Selena played in it, and his biography is more objective than other works on Selena. Though neither Selena's enigmatic father nor her other family members cooperated with Patoski, many others in the Tejano music world did. Patoski weaves Selena's story into the broader context of the music business and the changing bicultural scene of which she was a part, making this the best biography available of the singer. Highly recommended for popular music collections and for libraries serving Mexican American communities. Libraries interested in providing something on Selena in Spanish may be interested in Himilce Novas and Rosemary Silva's bilingual Remembering Selena (St. Martin's, 1995), a well-illustrated but highly subjective treatment for a less scholarly audience. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 12/95.]-James E. Ross, WLN, Seattle, Wash.

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ISBN-13:
9781572972469
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.76(h) x 1.08(d)

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