Consider This, Senora by Harriet Doerr

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The long-awaited and highly praised second novel by the author of Stones for Ibarra. The American characters here find themselves waiting, hoping, and living in rural Mexico-a land with the power to enchant, repulse, captivate, and change all who pass through it. Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly and a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times.
 

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Harriet Doerr was born Harriet Green Huntington on April 8, 1910 in Pasadena, California. She attended Smith College from 1927-1928 and Stanford University from 1928-1930, but left college when she got married. She received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1977. She wrote her first novel, Stones for Ibarra, at the age of 73. It won the American Book Award for first fiction and was made into a television movie starring Glenn Close in 1988. Her other works include Consider This, Señora, and The Tiger in the Grass: Stories and Other Inventions. Her work also appeared in several anthologies and periodicals. She died on November 24, 2002 at the age of 92.
 
Published February 1, 1994 by Chivers North Amer. 242 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Realizing, though, that they can't afford their houses unless they subdivide the land, they sell plots to the 79- year-old Ursula Bowles, a recent widow, who was born in Mexico and now wants to regain ``the brilliant patchwork of her never-ending past,'' and her twice-divorced daughter, Fran, who...

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Living with the aching memory of conjugal love and the knowledge of imminent death, Ursula searches for the meaning of existence in ``the brilliant patchwork of her never-ending past,'' recalled in poignant memories and crowned by a sentimental tribute to a beloved figure of her youth.

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Doerr's long-awaited second novel--a four-week PW bestseller and one of PW 's best books of 1993--depicts four North Americans who settle in the Mexican countryside.

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Entertainment Weekly

Ten years later, Doerr returns to the territory she loves and understands so well with Consider This, Señora, setting her story of expatriate North Americans with troubled souls in a similar tiny, dusty, deteriorating village of Mexicans who endure the invasion of foreign wanderers with placid pa...

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The Independent

But as one shrewd Mexican comments, in Harriet Doerr's lovely second novel Consider This, Senora, 'When writing of Mexico, the truth is exciting enough.' Doerr's truth is a village, Amapolas, in the Sixties, and the interaction between the peculiar assortment of North Americans who assemble the...

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