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Have You Seen Marie?
     

Have You Seen Marie?

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by Sandra Cisneros, Ester Hernández
 

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The internationally acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street gives us a deeply moving tale of loss, grief, and healing: a lyrically told, richly illustrated fable for grown-ups about a woman’s search for a cat who goes missing in the wake of her mother’s death.

The word “orphan” might not seem to apply to a

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The internationally acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street gives us a deeply moving tale of loss, grief, and healing: a lyrically told, richly illustrated fable for grown-ups about a woman’s search for a cat who goes missing in the wake of her mother’s death.

The word “orphan” might not seem to apply to a fifty-three-year-old woman. Yet this is exactly how Sandra feels as she finds herself motherless, alone like “a glove left behind at the bus station.” What just might save her is her search for someone else gone missing: Marie, the black-and-white cat of her friend, Roz, who ran off the day they arrived from Tacoma. As Sandra and Roz scour the streets of San Antonio, posting flyers and asking everywhere, “Have you seen Marie?” the pursuit of this one small creature takes on unexpected urgency and meaning. With full-color illustrations that bring this transformative quest to vivid life, Have You Seen Marie? showcases a beloved author’s storytelling magic, in a tale that reminds us how love, even when it goes astray, does not stay lost forever.

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"[Sandra Cisneros'] narration is tender and evocative as she meets neighbors who offer their support for her search efforts and who Cisneros realizes have experienced their own losses in life." - AudioFile Magazine
"...this warmhearted tale offers comfort to anyone coping with the loss of a loved one." - Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307960863
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
795,864
File size:
15 MB
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From the Publisher
"[Sandra Cisneros'] narration is tender and evocative as she meets neighbors who offer their support for her search efforts and who Cisneros realizes have experienced their own losses in life." - AudioFile Magazine
"...this warmhearted tale offers comfort to anyone coping with the loss of a loved one." - Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author

Sandra Cisneros is the author of two highly celebrated novels, The House on Mango Street and Caramelo. Her awards include National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the Lannan Literary Award, the American Book Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Other books include the story collection Woman Hollering Creek; two books of poetry; and two books of children's literature. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages. Cisneros is the founder of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral and Macondo Foundations, which serve creative writers.

Ester Hernández is an internationally acclaimed visual artist whose work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Library of Congress, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo in Mexico City. She lives in San Francisco.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas
Date of Birth:
December 20, 1954
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
Education:
B.A., Loyola University, 1976; M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1978

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Have You Seen Marie? 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book for all ages. If you've ever lost loved one, this book will mirror your feelings and then give insight into how you can come to terms with that loss and have hope. Simple, yet lovely illustrations. It's important to read the introduction and the author's afterward! Every time I read the book, something else pops out. It's whimsical, yet touching and moving.
BlowPop 9 days ago
This was so good and heartbreaking. Sandra Cisneros has a way with words that not only hits me hard but just gets me. I really don't have a lot to say about this book because anything I say would be spoiling this book and I try my hardest not to do that. But I'd definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone especially those dealing with grief and loss.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really? 36 pages? There should be a warning.