Sabrina & Corina

Sabrina & Corina

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Paperback - 2019
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Kali Fajardo-Anstine's magnetic story collection breathes life into her Indigenous Latina characters and the land they inhabit. Set against the remarkable backdrop of Denver, Colorado-a place that is as fierce as it is exquisite-these women navigate the land the way they navigate their lives- with caution, grace, and quiet force.

In "Sugar Babies," ancestry and heritage are hidden inside the earth, but have the tendency to ascend during land disputes. "Any Further West" follows a sex worker and her daughter as they leave their ancestral home in southern Colorado only to find a foreign and hostile land in California. In "Tomi," a woman returns home from prison, finding herself in a gentrified city that is a shadow of the one she remembers from her childhood. And in the title story, "Sabrina & Corina," a Denver family falls into a cycle of violence against women, coming together only through ritual.

Sabrina & Corina is a moving narrative of unrelenting feminine power and an exploration of the universal experiences of abandonment, heritage, and an eternal sense of home.
Publisher: New York : One World, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780525511298
0525511296
9780525511304
9780525511311
Characteristics: 212 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Sabrina and Corina

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January 2020 selection

Fajardo-Anstine's debut earns its National Book Award finalist status and more with this collection of short fiction. Anchored with a strong sense of place in Colorado, these stories focus on several generations of Latina and Indigenous American women (including some characters who are part of th... Read More »

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Fajardo-Anstine's debut earns its National Book Award finalist status and more with this collection of short fiction. Anchored with a strong sense of place in Colorado, these stories focus on several generations of Latina and Indigenous American women (including some characters who are part of th... Read More »


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jump8999
Nov 17, 2020

Latina + "Indigenous roots". National Book Award 2020

ArapahoeFelicia Oct 15, 2020

This is a book that I want all of my sisters and gal pals to read. And my brothers and guy friends, too! This collection of short stories is something that I cannot stop thinking about. Hispanic women and culture need to be seen. I love that the author sets these stories in Colorado where her family has lived for generations.

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MicalIsaly
Sep 22, 2020

I really enjoyed reading this book of short stories. The stories were filled with culture and family. Even though each family was different they had a rich culture in common. I thought most of the stories were sad in a way, I kind of wished for a happy ending in one or two of them but there were happy moments in each one.

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clm86592
Aug 29, 2020

An honest, thoughtful, and enthralling collection of short stories about Colorado women who inhabit a culture everyone should know more about. Themes from one story flow to the next without seeming overused or trite. Characters stay with you long after you have set the book down. Highly recommend; a wonderful "own voices" collection of stories.

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uncommonreader
Aug 29, 2020

Eleven very good stories about girls and women set in the American south west Latino and indigenous communities.

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msdelrios
May 24, 2020

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WB_Adult_Display
May 01, 2020

This book was a dazzling representation of women facing difficult familial and identity struggles in the American West. Fajardo-Anstine’s character depictions cut straight to the heart and possess an air of mystery. This collection of stories leaves the reader feeling full of poignant emotions and wanting to follow these women for many more pages.

ArapahoeTina Mar 18, 2020

I loved all the Denver and Colorado settings in this book. For being a debut author, this was a very mature collection of stories. A great pick for anyone wanting diverse voices and a local setting.

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njon38
Feb 22, 2020

A book of short stories based around denver by and indienous/latina mostly about abandonment, relationships and experiences of women.

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ballew03
Feb 21, 2020

I stayed up way too late to finish Sabrina & Corina and am in complete and utter love. My fav stories were Sisters, Tomi, and the title story, but all were good.

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ArapahoeAnnaL Aug 27, 2019

That night I dreamed of my mother before she was sick. I was five years old and we were visiting my grandfather far away in a town called Saguarita, where my mother had grown up. The land was a wide valley surrounded by the bluest mountains with the whitest peaks. Cora and I were playing tag in the big field behind Grandpa Marcelo's tiny adobe home. The grown-ups watched from the lighted wooden porch. The were speaking softly and sipping beers, listening to Spanish songs on the radio, a strumming, a sad guitar. Cora and I would turn back and wave to them before chasing each other again, twirling and giggling in all directions. pg. 96

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