Heart-Shaped Cookies by David Rice

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Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. HEART-SHAPED COOKIES, David Rice's new collection, consists of seven short stories from his first book, three stories reprinted from various anthologies, nine flash fiction pieces, and a play by Mike D. García based on Rice's short story "She Flies." Rice skillfully balances humor and sensitivity in his writing, and his imaginative tales and colorful characters appeal to young readers on many levels. Culture and place figure prominently in these narratives; most are set in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas and explore issues encountered in contemporary Mexican American life near the border. The author's distinctive wit and style are apparent throughout the collection and are sure to secure his place in Chicano literature.

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David Rice lives in Austin, Texas.
Published August 1, 2011 by Bilingual Review Press. 160 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Throughout, Rice displays a gift for descriptive turns of phrase—e.g.,“[Mother] shook her now-angry dishrag.” The book concludes with the script of a play authored by Mike Garcia based on a Rice short story, “She Flies.” That play, with its theme of opportunities lost and taken by young Hispanic ...

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