Latinx Book Club - First Meeting! "A House of My Own" by Sandra Cisneros

Latinx Book Club - First Meeting!

The Latinx Book Club is a monthly event focused on Latinx literature. Join us in discovering and revisiting classic and contemporary voices who have shaped and paved the way for Latinx voices in the American literary landscape. Meets the first Monday of each month. For questions about this book club, email Ruben at

This month the Latinx Book Club will meet to discuss A House of My Own by Sandra Cisneros on Monday, February 3rd at 7pm.

From Chicago to Mexico, the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, a place where she could truly take root, has eluded her. In this jigsaw autobiography, made up of essays and images spanning three decades-and including never-before-published work-Cisneros has come home at last. Written with her trademark lyricism, in these signature pieces the acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street and winner of the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature shares her transformative memories and reveals her artistic and intellectual influences. Poignant, honest, and deeply moving, A House of My Own is an exuberant celebration of a life lived to the fullest, from one of our most beloved writers.

Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working-class. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, the Texas Medal of the Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, several honorary doctorates and national and international book awards, including Chicago's Fifth Star Award, the PEN Center USA Literary Award, and the National Medal of the Arts awarded to her by President Obama in 2016. Most recently, she received the Ford Foundation's Art of Change Fellowship, was recognized among The Frederick Douglass 200, and was awarded the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.

A House of My Own: Stories from My Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345807175
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Vintage - September 6th, 2016

Event date: 

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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