Memories of Ana Calderon by Graciela Limon

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Now available for the first time on paperback, The Memories of Ana Calderón is the fictional memoir of a talented woman, born in tradition-bound rural Mexico, who comes to the United States and greater opportuninty only to find that here, too, society, family and religion seem to conspire to hold her back. In order to succed Ana must give up all that she holds dear. She must re-make herself into a rootless and obsessed individual. But even after accomplishing this, fate still conspires to wound her. Ana Calderón has will, guts and intelligence, but her battle against family, church, and the justice system shakes our belief in the ability to forge our own destinies.

The Memories of Ana Calderón is a second novel by the writer of who The New York Times Book Review hailed as one who "leaves the reader with that special hunger that can be created only by a newly discovered writer. Ms. Limón's prose is self-assured and engrossing."


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Graciela Limon teaches Spanish American Literature at Loyola Marymount University.
Published September 1, 1994 by Arte Publico Pr. 200 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ana and Octavio begin a secret affair, and when Ana's father discovers she is pregnant (he doesn't know Octavio is the father), he beats her and threatens to kill her.

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