Memoir Monday: Something Fierce

I read this memoir about this time last year. Surprisingly, it was the only memoir or biography of a Hispanic woman I'd read until last month. I recently finished My Invented Country  by Isabel Allende, (translated by Margaret Sayers Peden) for WIT Month. Coincidentally, Allende and Aguirre are both from Chile and both fled the regime... Continue Reading →

My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile by Isabel Allende, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden

Review:    My Invented Country is a different kind of memoir. Allende's personal memoir was Paula, but as it says in the title, this one is about Chile. Don't confuse it with a history of Chile either. This is written in a memoir style and is simply Allende's experience of her country. It's the way she remembers... Continue Reading →

Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre

Review: I love a good memoir, especially one that comes from such an unusual history. Here's the back cover info: The winner of CBC's Canada Reads 2012, Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre, re-issued by Vintage Canada. Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre fled to Canada with her family following General Augusto Pinochet's violent 1973 coup in Chile. Five... Continue Reading →

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