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Damas, dramas, and Ana Ruiz 3 editions

Cover of: Damas, dramas, and Ana Ruiz | Belinda Acosta
About the Book

All Ana Ruiz wanted was to have a traditional quinceanera for her daughter, Carmen. She wanted a nice way to mark this milestone year in her daughter's life. But Carmen was not interested in celebrating. Hurt and bitter over her father Esteban's departure, she blamed Ana for destroying their happy family, as did everyone else. A good man is hard to find, especially at your age Ana was told. Why not forgive his one indiscretion? Despite everything, Ana didn't want to tarnish Carmen's childlike devotion to her beloved father. But Ana knows that growing up sometimes means facing hard truths. In the end, Ana discovers that if she's going to teach Carmen anything about what it means to be a woman, it will take more than simply a fancy party to do it... "Belinda Acosta's Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz delivers all its title promises and more: it's a book about damas of all ages, from teenage girls to the struggling mothers of those teenage girls; it's packed with drama so you don't want to stop reading; it's a novel that deeply and honestly tells the story of Ana Ruiz, her own coming of age as a woman and as a mother. Belinda Acosta is up to all of the challenges of such a rich panorama of characters and events. She's sassy, she's smart, she makes it look easy! But it takes a lot of hard work and a pile of talent to write such an engaging, touching book. A wonderful quinceanera of a novel!" --- Julia Alvarez, author of Once Upon a Quinceanera: Coming of Age in the USA and Return to Sender"Lively and perceptive... Acosta empathically captures the innermost feelings of her characters." --- Booklist


Library of Congress PS3551.C57 D36 2009
Dewey 813/.54

3 editions First published in 2009

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Cover of: Damas, dramas, and Ana Ruiz
2009, Grand Central Pub.
Damas, dramas, and Ana Ruiz
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz
2009, Grand Central Publishing
Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Damas, dramas, and Ana Ruiz
2009, Grand Central Pub.
Damas, dramas, and Ana Ruiz
in English - 1st ed.


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