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Days of Plenty, Days of Want
By Patricia Preciado Martin
80 pp. / 5.50 in x 8.50 in / 1999
Paper (978-0-8165-1946-0)
  - Camino del Sol

Related Interest
  - Latina and Latino Studies
  - Fiction

For Patricia Preciado Martin, the past is every bit as real as the present. In Days of Plenty, Days of Want, past and present meet in a collection of strikingly crafted short stories that show
Stories that function like windows on the world near the border. These are tales of Mexican American families, many from the original pioneers who ventured north only to later find themselves through historical circumstance part of the United States. . . . Martin is a fine writer who has crafted stories with meaning, and yes, with heart.

—New Mexico Magazine

us a heritage being irreverently pushed aside by "progress" yet passed along from person to person, century to century.

In the pages of this book are people so real you'll swear you've met them, situations so familiar you'll nod in recognition. Two of these stories have won prizes in Chicano literary contests; all will win the hearts of readers. Through them, Patricia Preciado Martin reminds us that freedom and self-expression are important in fulfilling our potential—and, more important, that a large part of this process requires acknowledging our heritage as a priceless gift whose relevance in our lives cannot be ignored.

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