The Desert Remembers My Name: On Family and Writing

Kathleen Alcala (Author)

Product Details

Price: $16.95
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Published Date: April 26, 2007
Pages: 204
Dimensions: 6.04 X 0.54 X 9.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
ISBN: 9780816526277
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About the Author

Kathleen Alcalá is the author of a short-story collection, Mrs. Vargas and the Dead Naturalist, and a trilogy of novels set in the Southwest and nineteenth-century Mexico: Spirits of the Ordinary, The Flower in the Skull, and Treasures in Heaven. Born in Compton, California, to Mexican parents, she now lives near Seattle, where she teaches creative writing.


"This book is a gem. I am blown away by it. Its essays are original--incredibly, refreshingly original. It is not only a personal journey, it is also a historically significant journey for writers, for Chicanas/os, women, men, and all people interested in the power of what connects us all as humans." --Emmy Pérez, author of Solstice

"The Desert Remembers My Name is a collection made for true readers--those of us who love to wander among books, picking out tidbits here and there. There is so much to discover in this book. Turn off the computer and phone. Open the closet that is this book. Poke around. Hear these stories. They will reward you." --Lisa D. Chávez, author of In an Angry Season