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TALK Book Discussion Download as iCal file
Thursday 24 April 2014, 06:30pm - 08:45pm
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"Hispanic Heritage: Mothers, Sisters, and Daughters" is the Spring 2014 TALK book discussion series through the Kansas Humanities Council.

ESPERANZA'S BOX OF SAINTS, by Maria Amparo Escandon

María Amparo Escandón introduces us to strange characters, grotesque places and situations to unravel this mystery:  What should a widowed mother do if she believes her only daughter is not dead, but kidnapped?  Esperanza Díaz’s search for her kidnapped daughter takes her on a long, round trip from her kitchen – where she sees visions of St. Jude on the oven door – to the brothels of Tijuana, to the seamy side of L.A., and home again to a revelation in her own bathroom.  No matter what her condition on this magical, irreverent journey, Esperanza is never downhearted because she has her “box of saints” with her at all times.  Her story, according to the author, is “magical reality, the kind that people who live in Mexico encounter every day.”


TK SanchezMartha Ortiz Sanchez is community educator for the City of Wichita and adjunct for both Friends University and Wichita State University, where she has taught Mexican American History and Spanish. She earned her master's degree from WSU, where she studied health care services for Hispanic women. In addition to her scholarly training, Martha attended the Perkins School of Theology and was ordained as a minister by the United Methodist Church in May 1997. She has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1996.



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Phone620-663-5441, ext. 132
If you are interested in joining the discussion, stop by the library to check out a copy of the book from the adult circulation desk or contact Annette Smith.




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