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Sabiduría familiar / Elizabeth Acevedo ; traducción de Kianny N. Antigua.

Acevedo, Elizabeth, (author.). Antigua, Kianny N., (translator.).

Summary:
"Por la sangre de las mujeres Marte corre una magia que les concede dones especiales. Creciendo en República Dominicana, y luego al migrar a Nueva York, las hermanas Flor, Matilde, Pastora y Camila aprendieron a valerse de ellos, y de la fuerza de su vínculo, para protegerse de las hostilidades del mundo. Pero también, a callarse sus deseos, temores y anhelos más profundos. Por eso, cuando Flor anuncia que va a celebrar un velorio en vida, el matriarcado se conmociona: su don es predecir la muerte, pero ella se niega a admitir si ha llegado su hora. O la de alguien más. Sabiduría familiar sigue a las Marte a través de este período liminal, mientras se preparan para el velorio de Flor y lo que vendrá después. Con excepcional maestría, y su inconfundible y deslumbrante voz poética, Elizabeth Acevedo teje la epopeya de las Marte: una familia sinigual que, como cualquier otra, deberá romper el conjuro del silencio para empezar a escribir su futuro."--Page 4 of cover.
"Sisters Matilde, Pastora, Camila, and Flor thought they knew each other well, until Flor-inspired by a documentary her daughter Ona made her watch-decides she wants a living wake, a party to bring her family and community together and celebrate the long life she's led, while she's still around to enjoy it. She's not ill, as far as anybody knows, but Flor does have a gift: she can predict, to the day, when someone will die. Has she foreseen her own death, or someone else's, or does she have other motives? She refuses to say. But Flor isn't the only person with secrets. Matilde has tried for decades to cover the extent of her husband's infidelity, but she now must confront the true state of her marriage. Pastora is typically the most reserved sister, but Flor's wake motivates this driven woman to attempt to solve her sibling's problems. And the next generation, cousins Ona and Yadi, face tumult of their own: Yadi, reuniting with her first love, who was imprisoned when they were both still kids; and Ona, married for years and attempting to conceive. Ona must decide whether it's worth it to keep trying-in having a child, and in the anthropology research that's begun to feel lackluster. Spanning the three days prior to the wake, FAMILY LORE traces the lives of each of the Marte women, weaving together past and present, the Dominican Republic and New York City. Told with Elizabeth Acevedo's inimitable voice, this is an indelible portrait of sisters and cousins, aunts and nieces - one family's journey through their history helping them better navigate all that is to come"-- Provided by publisher of English edition.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063207318
  • ISBN: 0063207311
  • Physical Description: 421 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Primera edición.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsEspañol, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of: Family lore.
Language Note:
En español, traducido del inglés
Subject: Materiales en español.
Spanish language materials.
Families > Fiction.
Dominican Americans > Fiction.
Wake services > Fiction.
Psychic ability > Fiction.
Cousins > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Forecasting > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Magic realist fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Area Public Library System.

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  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Easton Main Library ESP ACEVEDO (Text) 31901004755569 Adulto Ficción en Español Available -


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