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 →

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 →

Diverse Books Tag – Memoirs!

I got a little overzealous when the tag first came to me, I wanted to two. One with memoirs and one with superheroes, but I was down one superhero. Okay, only sort of. I didn't have a biracial protagonist but plenty of characters. Maybe I'll find one and share them down the road. For now,... Continue Reading →

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