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Cisneros, Sandra. WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK AND OTHER STORIES. New York City, NY: Random House, 1991. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 165 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's debut collection of short stories. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "Cisneros addresses the reader in a voice that is alternately buoyant, strong, funny, and sad. The brief vignettes of the opening piece, 'My Lucy Friend Who Smells Like Corn', are tiles in a mosaic. Taken together, these vignettes give a vivid, colorful picture of life on the Texas/Mexico border. Family ties are strong: Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents are all present. The stories are often about the romantic dreams of young girls longing to escape stifling small-town life, who discover that things are not much different on the other side of the border. Cisneros has an acute eye for the telling detail that reveals the secrets and the dreams of her characters. She writes with humor and love about people she knows intimately" (Marcia Tager). A "must-have" title for Sandra Cisneros collectors. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a long time even though it went into multiple subsequent printings and is now highly collectible. This is one of relatively few copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Most copies available online have major flaws. A scarce copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SANDRA CISNEROS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0394576543. $40.00

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