Santitos

Santitos[PDF / Epub] ☁ Santitos By María Amparo Escandón – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Santitos es lo milagroso de lo cotidiano, una realidad m gica, una comedia dolorosa, una declaraci n de feHabr quien considere que Santitos es realismo m gico, pero Mar a Amparo Escand n ha llevado su Santitos es lo milagroso de lo cotidiano, una realidad m gica, una comedia dolorosa, una declaraci n de feHabr quien considere que Santitos es realismo m gico, pero Mar a Amparo Escand n ha llevado su primera novela m s all Por qu mantener la magia dentro de los m rgenes del universo extraordinario, cuando abunda en la vida real Escrita de manera audaz, resuelta, divertida y apasionada, Santitos es una historia que provoca la risa en medio del llanto, una traves a no s lo geogr fica sino tambi n espiritual, que lleva a la joven viuda Esperanza D az por mandato de San Judas Tadeo en busca de su hija desaparecida, desde un so oliento pueblito tropical mexicano hasta los m s s rdidos centros del sexo en Estados Unidos, pasando por los prost bulos de Tijuana. The bond between a mother and her child is the only real and purest bond in the worldAma H Vanniarachchy Esperanza Diaz, a beautiful, deeply religious Mexican widow is mourning the unexpected death of daughter Blanca when an apparition of San Judas Tadeo the patron saint of lost causes appears in the grease of her oven s glass door To Esperanza s astonishment, the greasy saint informs her that, despite what the authorities have said, Blanca is very much alive Furnished with this eThe bond between a mother and her child is the only real and purest bond in the worldAma H Vanniarachchy Esperanza Diaz, a beautiful, deeply religious Mexican widow is mourning the unexpected death of daughter Blanca when an apparition of San Judas Tadeo the patron saint of lost causes appears in the grease of her oven s glass door To Esperanza s astonishment, the greasy saint informs her that, despite what the authorities have said, Blanca is very much alive Furnished with this earth shattering nugget of information, Esperanza does what any sensible mother would do after listening to their oven door, she sets off for some of the seediest brothels in Mexico, imagining that her sweet Blanca might have been abducted and sold into prostitution I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this captivating escapade Indomitable Esperanza is as irresistible to the reader as she is to everyone she meets even her Catholic priest, despite his life of abstinence, falls in love with her And so will you.Esperanza s one woman quest is as humorous as it is heroic The unassailable love she has for her daughter is deeply affecting and transcends any thoughts she has for her own safety You will find yourself rooting for her every step of the way.The story has a Gabriel Garc a M rquez flavour to it, but I would term it as magical realism lite, rather than full blown magical realism Whereas M rquez turns the leaf of reality upside down, so we can see what s on the other side, author Mar a Amparo Escand n gently sprinkles her pixie dust onto the narrative so that real life becomesenchanting than it actually is Wonderful Esperanza is a walking paradox On the one hand, she is wide eyed and innocent a small town se ora immersing herself into a perilous world that she knows nothing about On the other, she is nobody s fool and knows how to secure an advantage Her naivety is endearing, her optimism meritorious The story is extravagant, rather than outlandish, and will certainly bring a big smile to your face.So, if you want a break from the tedium of those humdrum books you ve recently wasted your time on, then grab this sparkling story with both hands and get into it without delay.You ll thank me for it Esperanza s Box of Saints is a delightful book that has been sitting in my library since 1999 when I had the honor of meeting the author Maria Amparo Escandon Although intending to read it much sooner, I am so happy that I finally picked it up The author states that in this book she attempted to keep it outside the margins of magical realism because she feels that magic abounds in real life It is within this premise that we go on the journey with Esperanza and her box of saints, having recent Esperanza s Box of Saints is a delightful book that has been sitting in my library since 1999 when I had the honor of meeting the author Maria Amparo Escandon Although intending to read it much sooner, I am so happy that I finally picked it up The author states that in this book she attempted to keep it outside the margins of magical realism because she feels that magic abounds in real life It is within this premise that we go on the journey with Esperanza and her box of saints, having recently been told that her twelve year old daughter has died from a virus, she has a vision of one of her favorite saints, San Judas Tadeo, on her oven s greasy door telling her that Bianca is with not dead but with her At that point, Esperanza packs up her box of saints, holy cards, candles and goes in search of her daughter That journey takes her from her small Mexican village in Veracruz to Tijuana, San Diego and Los Angeles Having been raised in northern New Mexico, I have grown up with saints, roadside shrines, rustic chapels, and all of the beauty in the face of such fierce faith in fact I have my own supply of holy cards, statues and candles I loved this book and I loved Esperanza, one of the highlights being her telephone calls to her parish priest for confession during her travels This was a sweet book that I am happy to have read while in quarantine during this Easter weekend Esperanza began to set up a tiny altar on the night table with Blanca s picture, her late husband s, the picture of the wrestling angel torn from Paloma s magazine, the Virgen de Guadalupe, San Judas Tadeo, and a couple of candles that she carefully took from her box Statuettes of San Judas Tadeo, San Ramon Nonato, San Pasqual Bailon, San Pafnucio, and San Martin de Porres were lit by novena candles featuring decals of the same saints, and around them three glass vases with red carnations, all carefully arranged on the chaise lounge, the larger saints in the back, the smaller ones in front A beautiful glow in the dark San Miguel Arcangel A Virgen de Guadalupe surrounded by dusty silk roses and illuminated by a pink lightbulb A Sacred Heart with a receptacle for holy water A crucifix mobile hanging over the entire altar Pictures ofsaints pinned to the wallpaper I really liked this a lot It was cute, adorable, and wonderful and magnificent all at the same time I giggled at the ending, which was unsurprising but again, cute and adorable If you re looking for a fun, quick, and interesting story, grab this book It requires a bit of suspension of disbelief It s not quite on the same level as Isabel Allende, but Esperanza s Box of Saints has that same sort of fantastic element to it. 3.5 OK Quirky book Being of Latin descent I understand the bookthan the regular non Latin My Grandmother had her saints too.From the book, Some of Esperanza s saints Juan Soldado, the unofficial patron saint and protector of illegal immigrantsSan Adjutor, patron saint invoked against drowningSan Antonio de Padua, patron of lost people and invoked by women who wished to get husbands.San Francisco de As s, patron of animals and pets,San Gerardo Mayela, patron of housewives,San Isidro patro 3.5 OK Quirky book Being of Latin descent I understand the bookthan the regular non Latin My Grandmother had her saints too.From the book, Some of Esperanza s saints Juan Soldado, the unofficial patron saint and protector of illegal immigrantsSan Adjutor, patron saint invoked against drowningSan Antonio de Padua, patron of lost people and invoked by women who wished to get husbands.San Francisco de As s, patron of animals and pets,San Gerardo Mayela, patron of housewives,San Isidro patron saint of the rain and poor weather conditions.San Judas Tadeo, saint for desperate cases.San Mart n Caballero If you want your business to thrive,San Pafnucio, patron of finding lost, stolen, and misplaced things.San Pascual Bail n, patron of cooks and housewives,San Rafael Arc ngel, patron of all drivers and travelers,patron of the roads,San Ram n Nonato, always called on for protection against people talking behind one s back.Santa Artelia, patron of kidnapping victims.Santo Ni o de Atocha rescue from danger and violence.Quotes Faith is the most powerful shield against the worst, But you cannot force someone to believe God can really do it all single handedly, but He s the boss, He can afford to have as many assistants as He wants, I know I should feel right at home in Los Angeles, with all these Mexicans reclaiming their land, This was a book with an implausible storyline, but entertaining and well written This is a story of loss, friendship, and faith An apparition of a saint tells Esperanza that her daughter is not dead She leaves her town in Mexico and searches through the brothels of Tijuana and Los Angeles, looking for her daughter who she believes was kidnapped into prostitution The assortment of characters she finds is often hilarious and not as frightening as one would imagine happening in reality The nov This was a book with an implausible storyline, but entertaining and well written This is a story of loss, friendship, and faith An apparition of a saint tells Esperanza that her daughter is not dead She leaves her town in Mexico and searches through the brothels of Tijuana and Los Angeles, looking for her daughter who she believes was kidnapped into prostitution The assortment of characters she finds is often hilarious and not as frightening as one would imagine happening in reality The novel is a quick read, rich in description, and hits on many aspects of Mexican culture and beliefs I understand that the writer wrote a screenplay for this book, titled Santitos, directed by John Sayles, which won several film awards in 2000 The writer s unique voice and makes me want to read her second book, Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Company I couldn t see how this was going to end well, but I definitely had a smile on my face as it finished. Esperanza, a young widow, who has just lost her child, Blanca Esperanza is a humble, deeply believing woman, living with her best friend and her daughter When Blanca dies, Esperanza s world falls apart As always, she takes comfort with her faith and her saints During Blanca s funeral, one of the saints tells Esperanza that Blanca is not dead and that she has to find her Thus Esperanza embarks on her journey, which is full of surprises, but which Esperanza, a young widow, who has just lost her child, Blanca Esperanza is a humble, deeply believing woman, living with her best friend and her daughter When Blanca dies, Esperanza s world falls apart As always, she takes comfort with her faith and her saints During Blanca s funeral, one of the saints tells Esperanza that Blanca is not dead and that she has to find her Thus Esperanza embarks on her journey, which is full of surprises, but which is in reality a journey towards accepting a loss of a loved one.I picked this one up in library because of its bright cover and because of the title Description mentioned a trip and since I m a sucker for everything that happens on the road, I borrowed it As I suspected judging on the pink cover it was a light reading Yes, it s quite engaging, and with a deeper touch It tells about small, but important things that matter, but we tend to forget about About someone with strong morals, who was willing to bend them for a loved one About how we forget what s important Yes, it has it all Still, it s told in a humorous way, which made it a rather undemanding, but quite well written novel.Esperanza is not a complicated character Her motive is the same from the beginning till the end The plot of the whole book is totally implausible, but once you get used to the fact that practically everything can happen, and weird coincidences are pretty normal, you ll enjoy it For me, it was interesting to find out whatcan happen and in what bizarre way Esperanza will get out of her next problem Plus, I got to follow her from a small, poor village in Mexico, to the dark alleys of Los Angeles.Recently, I ve considered myself rather a cynic towards everything religious, so I was afraid this book would get on my nerves because of the God theme It didn t Instead, I found it amusing, cute and sweet The only thing that did get on my nerves, was that every man that Esperanza met on her way, seemed to fall in love with her But, as I said, the plot was totally implausible, so I got over it.Onething that I enjoyed was the threat with the priest The book begins with Esperanza s confession to her trusted priest The confessions continue practically throughout the whole book, and they are always followed by the priest s prayers and thoughts about Esperanza Maybe it doesn t move the plot forward too much, but it s a nice touch, as different points of view usually are.Generally, despite talking about death of a very young girl, this novel is a really optimistic one It has a lot of humor and simplicity to it It made me smile on a lot of occasions Finally, and probably most importantly, it s full of hope After all, the protagonist s name is Esperanza Spanish word for hope Esperanza s Box of Saints by Maria Amparo Escandon is truly a moving novel Maria Amparo Escandon did such a great job in incorporating two different cultures in this storyline It was very well written Esperanza s Box of Saints is a novel based on the character Esperanza Esperanza had recently become a widow, and then shortly after, the tragic loss of her daughter sent her awol This sent her on a search for her daughter, throughout the entire novel Esperanza never lost faith in finding her Esperanza s Box of Saints by Maria Amparo Escandon is truly a moving novel Maria Amparo Escandon did such a great job in incorporating two different cultures in this storyline It was very well written Esperanza s Box of Saints is a novel based on the character Esperanza Esperanza had recently become a widow, and then shortly after, the tragic loss of her daughter sent her awol This sent her on a search for her daughter, throughout the entire novel Esperanza never lost faith in finding her daughter She spent years looking for her daughter, she traveled around California and Mexico, just to search for her daughter, who she believed was alive Esperanza went through many trials and tribulations in her journey The story was so interesting, I never wanted to put the book down I also enjoyed the book because I could relate to a lot of the cultural aspects in the novel I found myself relating to Esperanza a lot throughout her stories about her life My favorite part of the book was the ending I was so shocked at the outcome of the book, it was definitely a sad feeling to have finished the book I really enjoyed this novel Ms Escandon did a wonderful job in making this story so vibrant and beautiful She taught a lot of lessons of life and loss It really made me realize how important family could be This story was truly beautiful, I really recommend it to anyone of any age or gender It will really leave you shocked I couldn t help thinking as I was reading how awesome a movie this story could make Not a big budget blockbuster blow stuff up type of movie, but one of those really awesome indie art house type movies where oven grease magically becomes a talking saint, we could watch the growth of Esperanza s altars, the dingy settings, oh. and the wrestling scene So great Esperanza loses her daughter to a virus and, in her grief, Saint Judas Tadeo appears to her in the grime of her oven window to say th I couldn t help thinking as I was reading how awesome a movie this story could make Not a big budget blockbuster blow stuff up type of movie, but one of those really awesome indie art house type movies where oven grease magically becomes a talking saint, we could watch the growth of Esperanza s altars, the dingy settings, oh. and the wrestling scene So great Esperanza loses her daughter to a virus and, in her grief, Saint Judas Tadeo appears to her in the grime of her oven window to say that her daughter is not dead Esperanza is a devout Catholic and puts all of her faith into her saints She becomes certain that her daughter was sold into child prostitution and travels to Tijuana and eventually into the U.S searching for her daughter by working in brothels, talking to pimps and prostitutes, following leads that people give her along the way She carries a box of saints everywhere she goes and her collection grows as she travels She builds altars in brothels and becomes such a sensation that she does pretty well for herself I loved the characters she meets along the way The priest, the tourist agency manager, and the wrestler were my favorites Some of them are so well described that it s as if they are sitting in front of you Esperanza s voice is fantastic and her certainty in her mission despite her bizarre circumstances is really well done Esperanza s Box of Saints is a short novel, but one that I truly loved A spiritual woman, Esperanza lives in Mexico with her best friend Both have lived lives filled with tragedy First, their husbands were killed in a tragic accident Most recently, Esperanza s daughter died in the hospital unexpectedly The book follows Esperanza as she travels through Mexico and the United States searching for her daughter, hoping to find her alive Along her journey, Esperanza does things full of sin and l Esperanza s Box of Saints is a short novel, but one that I truly loved A spiritual woman, Esperanza lives in Mexico with her best friend Both have lived lives filled with tragedy First, their husbands were killed in a tragic accident Most recently, Esperanza s daughter died in the hospital unexpectedly The book follows Esperanza as she travels through Mexico and the United States searching for her daughter, hoping to find her alive Along her journey, Esperanza does things full of sin and lust anything ifshe could just have her daughter back This love and dedication really made me feel for her I couldn t believe what she was willing to put herself through This book is so sweet and touching Even if you are not religious as I am not you will love this book

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The bond between a mother and her child is the only real and purest bond in the worldAma H Vanniarachchy Esperanza Diaz, a beautiful, deeply religious Mexican widow is mourning the unexpected death of daughter Blanca when an apparition of San Judas Tadeo the patron saint of lost causes appears in the grease of her oven s glass door To Esperanza s astonishment, the greasy saint informs her that, despite what the authorities have said, Blanca is very much alive Furnished with this eThe bond between a mother and her child is the only real and purest bond in the worldAma H Vanniarachchy Esperanza Diaz, a beautiful, deeply religious Mexican widow is mourning the unexpected death of daughter Blanca when an apparition of San Judas Tadeo the patron saint of lost causes appears in the grease of her oven s glass door To Esperanza s astonishment, the greasy saint informs her that, despite what the authorities have said, Blanca is very much alive Furnished with this earth shattering nugget of information, Esperanza does what any sensible mother would do after listening to their oven door, she sets off for some of the seediest brothels in Mexico, imagining that her sweet Blanca might have been abducted and sold into prostitution I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this captivating escapade Indomitable Esperanza is as irresistible to the reader as she is to everyone she meets even her Catholic priest, despite his life of abstinence, falls in love with her And so will you.Esperanza s one woman quest is as humorous as it is heroic The unassailable love she has for her daughter is deeply affecting and transcends any thoughts she has for her own safety You will find yourself rooting for her every step of the way.The story has a Gabriel Garc a M rquez flavour to it, but I would term it as magical realism lite, rather than full blown magical realism Whereas M rquez turns the leaf of reality upside down, so we can see what s on the other side, author Mar a Amparo Escand n gently sprinkles her pixie dust onto the narrative so that real life becomesenchanting than it actually is Wonderful Esperanza is a walking paradox On the one hand, she is wide eyed and innocent a small town se ora immersing herself into a perilous world that she knows nothing about On the other, she is nobody s fool and knows how to secure an advantage Her naivety is endearing, her optimism meritorious The story is extravagant, rather than outlandish, and will certainly bring a big smile to your face.So, if you want a break from the tedium of those humdrum books you ve recently wasted your time on, then grab this sparkling story with both hands and get into it without delay.You ll thank me for it Esperanza s Box of Saints is a delightful book that has been sitting in my library since 1999 when I had the honor of meeting the author Maria Amparo Escandon Although intending to read it much sooner, I am so happy that I finally picked it up The author states that in this book she attempted to keep it outside the margins of magical realism because she feels that magic abounds in real life It is within this premise that we go on the journey with Esperanza and her box of saints, having recent Esperanza s Box of Saints is a delightful book that has been sitting in my library since 1999 when I had the honor of meeting the author Maria Amparo Escandon Although intending to read it much sooner, I am so happy that I finally picked it up The author states that in this book she attempted to keep it outside the margins of magical realism because she feels that magic abounds in real life It is within this premise that we go on the journey with Esperanza and her box of saints, having recently been told that her twelve year old daughter has died from a virus, she has a vision of one of her favorite saints, San Judas Tadeo, on her oven s greasy door telling her that Bianca is with not dead but with her At that point, Esperanza packs up her box of saints, holy cards, candles and goes in search of her daughter That journey takes her from her small Mexican village in Veracruz to Tijuana, San Diego and Los Angeles Having been raised in northern New Mexico, I have grown up with saints, roadside shrines, rustic chapels, and all of the beauty in the face of such fierce faith in fact I have my own supply of holy cards, statues and candles I loved this book and I loved Esperanza, one of the highlights being her telephone calls to her parish priest for confession during her travels This was a sweet book that I am happy to have read while in quarantine during this Easter weekend Esperanza began to set up a tiny altar on the night table with Blanca s picture, her late husband s, the picture of the wrestling angel torn from Paloma s magazine, the Virgen de Guadalupe, San Judas Tadeo, and a couple of candles that she carefully took from her box Statuettes of San Judas Tadeo, San Ramon Nonato, San Pasqual Bailon, San Pafnucio, and San Martin de Porres were lit by novena candles featuring decals of the same saints, and around them three glass vases with red carnations, all carefully arranged on the chaise lounge, the larger saints in the back, the smaller ones in front A beautiful glow in the dark San Miguel Arcangel A Virgen de Guadalupe surrounded by dusty silk roses and illuminated by a pink lightbulb A Sacred Heart with a receptacle for holy water A crucifix mobile hanging over the entire altar Pictures ofsaints pinned to the wallpaper I really liked this a lot It was cute, adorable, and wonderful and magnificent all at the same time I giggled at the ending, which was unsurprising but again, cute and adorable If you re looking for a fun, quick, and interesting story, grab this book It requires a bit of suspension of disbelief It s not quite on the same level as Isabel Allende, but Esperanza s Box of Saints has that same sort of fantastic element to it. 3.5 OK Quirky book Being of Latin descent I understand the bookthan the regular non Latin My Grandmother had her saints too.From the book, Some of Esperanza s saints Juan Soldado, the unofficial patron saint and protector of illegal immigrantsSan Adjutor, patron saint invoked against drowningSan Antonio de Padua, patron of lost people and invoked by women who wished to get husbands.San Francisco de As s, patron of animals and pets,San Gerardo Mayela, patron of housewives,San Isidro patro 3.5 OK Quirky book Being of Latin descent I understand the bookthan the regular non Latin My Grandmother had her saints too.From the book, Some of Esperanza s saints Juan Soldado, the unofficial patron saint and protector of illegal immigrantsSan Adjutor, patron saint invoked against drowningSan Antonio de Padua, patron of lost people and invoked by women who wished to get husbands.San Francisco de As s, patron of animals and pets,San Gerardo Mayela, patron of housewives,San Isidro patron saint of the rain and poor weather conditions.San Judas Tadeo, saint for desperate cases.San Mart n Caballero If you want your business to thrive,San Pafnucio, patron of finding lost, stolen, and misplaced things.San Pascual Bail n, patron of cooks and housewives,San Rafael Arc ngel, patron of all drivers and travelers,patron of the roads,San Ram n Nonato, always called on for protection against people talking behind one s back.Santa Artelia, patron of kidnapping victims.Santo Ni o de Atocha rescue from danger and violence.Quotes Faith is the most powerful shield against the worst, But you cannot force someone to believe God can really do it all single handedly, but He s the boss, He can afford to have as many assistants as He wants, I know I should feel right at home in Los Angeles, with all these Mexicans reclaiming their land, This was a book with an implausible storyline, but entertaining and well written This is a story of loss, friendship, and faith An apparition of a saint tells Esperanza that her daughter is not dead She leaves her town in Mexico and searches through the brothels of Tijuana and Los Angeles, looking for her daughter who she believes was kidnapped into prostitution The assortment of characters she finds is often hilarious and not as frightening as one would imagine happening in reality The nov This was a book with an implausible storyline, but entertaining and well written This is a story of loss, friendship, and faith An apparition of a saint tells Esperanza that her daughter is not dead She leaves her town in Mexico and searches through the brothels of Tijuana and Los Angeles, looking for her daughter who she believes was kidnapped into prostitution The assortment of characters she finds is often hilarious and not as frightening as one would imagine happening in reality The novel is a quick read, rich in description, and hits on many aspects of Mexican culture and beliefs I understand that the writer wrote a screenplay for this book, titled Santitos, directed by John Sayles, which won several film awards in 2000 The writer s unique voice and makes me want to read her second book, Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Company I couldn t see how this was going to end well, but I definitely had a smile on my face as it finished. Esperanza, a young widow, who has just lost her child, Blanca Esperanza is a humble, deeply believing woman, living with her best friend and her daughter When Blanca dies, Esperanza s world falls apart As always, she takes comfort with her faith and her saints During Blanca s funeral, one of the saints tells Esperanza that Blanca is not dead and that she has to find her Thus Esperanza embarks on her journey, which is full of surprises, but which Esperanza, a young widow, who has just lost her child, Blanca Esperanza is a humble, deeply believing woman, living with her best friend and her daughter When Blanca dies, Esperanza s world falls apart As always, she takes comfort with her faith and her saints During Blanca s funeral, one of the saints tells Esperanza that Blanca is not dead and that she has to find her Thus Esperanza embarks on her journey, which is full of surprises, but which is in reality a journey towards accepting a loss of a loved one.I picked this one up in library because of its bright cover and because of the title Description mentioned a trip and since I m a sucker for everything that happens on the road, I borrowed it As I suspected judging on the pink cover it was a light reading Yes, it s quite engaging, and with a deeper touch It tells about small, but important things that matter, but we tend to forget about About someone with strong morals, who was willing to bend them for a loved one About how we forget what s important Yes, it has it all Still, it s told in a humorous way, which made it a rather undemanding, but quite well written novel.Esperanza is not a complicated character Her motive is the same from the beginning till the end The plot of the whole book is totally implausible, but once you get used to the fact that practically everything can happen, and weird coincidences are pretty normal, you ll enjoy it For me, it was interesting to find out whatcan happen and in what bizarre way Esperanza will get out of her next problem Plus, I got to follow her from a small, poor village in Mexico, to the dark alleys of Los Angeles.Recently, I ve considered myself rather a cynic towards everything religious, so I was afraid this book would get on my nerves because of the God theme It didn t Instead, I found it amusing, cute and sweet The only thing that did get on my nerves, was that every man that Esperanza met on her way, seemed to fall in love with her But, as I said, the plot was totally implausible, so I got over it.Onething that I enjoyed was the threat with the priest The book begins with Esperanza s confession to her trusted priest The confessions continue practically throughout the whole book, and they are always followed by the priest s prayers and thoughts about Esperanza Maybe it doesn t move the plot forward too much, but it s a nice touch, as different points of view usually are.Generally, despite talking about death of a very young girl, this novel is a really optimistic one It has a lot of humor and simplicity to it It made me smile on a lot of occasions Finally, and probably most importantly, it s full of hope After all, the protagonist s name is Esperanza Spanish word for hope Esperanza s Box of Saints by Maria Amparo Escandon is truly a moving novel Maria Amparo Escandon did such a great job in incorporating two different cultures in this storyline It was very well written Esperanza s Box of Saints is a novel based on the character Esperanza Esperanza had recently become a widow, and then shortly after, the tragic loss of her daughter sent her awol This sent her on a search for her daughter, throughout the entire novel Esperanza never lost faith in finding her Esperanza s Box of Saints by Maria Amparo Escandon is truly a moving novel Maria Amparo Escandon did such a great job in incorporating two different cultures in this storyline It was very well written Esperanza s Box of Saints is a novel based on the character Esperanza Esperanza had recently become a widow, and then shortly after, the tragic loss of her daughter sent her awol This sent her on a search for her daughter, throughout the entire novel Esperanza never lost faith in finding her daughter She spent years looking for her daughter, she traveled around California and Mexico, just to search for her daughter, who she believed was alive Esperanza went through many trials and tribulations in her journey The story was so interesting, I never wanted to put the book down I also enjoyed the book because I could relate to a lot of the cultural aspects in the novel I found myself relating to Esperanza a lot throughout her stories about her life My favorite part of the book was the ending I was so shocked at the outcome of the book, it was definitely a sad feeling to have finished the book I really enjoyed this novel Ms Escandon did a wonderful job in making this story so vibrant and beautiful She taught a lot of lessons of life and loss It really made me realize how important family could be This story was truly beautiful, I really recommend it to anyone of any age or gender It will really leave you shocked I couldn t help thinking as I was reading how awesome a movie this story could make Not a big budget blockbuster blow stuff up type of movie, but one of those really awesome indie art house type movies where oven grease magically becomes a talking saint, we could watch the growth of Esperanza s altars, the dingy settings, oh. and the wrestling scene So great Esperanza loses her daughter to a virus and, in her grief, Saint Judas Tadeo appears to her in the grime of her oven window to say th I couldn t help thinking as I was reading how awesome a movie this story could make Not a big budget blockbuster blow stuff up type of movie, but one of those really awesome indie art house type movies where oven grease magically becomes a talking saint, we could watch the growth of Esperanza s altars, the dingy settings, oh. and the wrestling scene So great Esperanza loses her daughter to a virus and, in her grief, Saint Judas Tadeo appears to her in the grime of her oven window to say that her daughter is not dead Esperanza is a devout Catholic and puts all of her faith into her saints She becomes certain that her daughter was sold into child prostitution and travels to Tijuana and eventually into the U.S searching for her daughter by working in brothels, talking to pimps and prostitutes, following leads that people give her along the way She carries a box of saints everywhere she goes and her collection grows as she travels She builds altars in brothels and becomes such a sensation that she does pretty well for herself I loved the characters she meets along the way The priest, the tourist agency manager, and the wrestler were my favorites Some of them are so well described that it s as if they are sitting in front of you Esperanza s voice is fantastic and her certainty in her mission despite her bizarre circumstances is really well done Esperanza s Box of Saints is a short novel, but one that I truly loved A spiritual woman, Esperanza lives in Mexico with her best friend Both have lived lives filled with tragedy First, their husbands were killed in a tragic accident Most recently, Esperanza s daughter died in the hospital unexpectedly The book follows Esperanza as she travels through Mexico and the United States searching for her daughter, hoping to find her alive Along her journey, Esperanza does things full of sin and l Esperanza s Box of Saints is a short novel, but one that I truly loved A spiritual woman, Esperanza lives in Mexico with her best friend Both have lived lives filled with tragedy First, their husbands were killed in a tragic accident Most recently, Esperanza s daughter died in the hospital unexpectedly The book follows Esperanza as she travels through Mexico and the United States searching for her daughter, hoping to find her alive Along her journey, Esperanza does things full of sin and lust anything ifshe could just have her daughter back This love and dedication really made me feel for her I couldn t believe what she was willing to put herself through This book is so sweet and touching Even if you are not religious as I am not you will love this book "/>
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Santitos
  • María Amparo Escandón
  • Spanish
  • 10 April 2018
  • 0307376508