Book Reviews of Consider This, Senora

Consider This, Senora
Consider This Senora
Author: Harriet Doerr
ISBN-13: 9780156000024
ISBN-10: 0156000024
Publication Date: 8/15/1994
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Harvest/HBJ Book
Book Type: Paperback
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American Book Award-winner (Stones for Ibarra) Doerr examines the lives of a group of American expatriates recently settled in Mexico. With an unfailingly true ear, eye, and voice, Doerr captures the most complex and moving details of Americans in a foreign land.
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So I think I like female authors more than the typical male does. Not chick-lit, Dating Big Bird notwithstanding. Female authors have a tendency to write about normalcy, though - things that could happen in unremarkable lives. Or at least have a way of making things feel normal, no matter how strange. I like that.

This book, although it has an actual plot, feels like the recording of a few years of regular lives. And that's cool. I don't know how Doerr did it, making it all feel so normal, especially since there's a very strange death that unfolds, but she did.

And now she's dead. Which just goes to show you.
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'In her customary crystalline prose, Harriet Doerr examines the lives of four North American expatriates in a small Mexican village of a thousand souls. Set on the barren mesa of Amapolas, we see the newcomers settling in their adobe houses and gradually adjusting to an environment of excesses - hot sun, torrential downpour, sweeping landscapes, and a vastness of untouched nature - and watch as each is drawn into the aura of this land and changed.'
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Expatriates settle in a Mexican village for a time. Though they seem to try, they do not join in the life of the people--mostly observe the life around them. It is interesting to see the life (and the memories of their pasts) through their eyes. I enjoyed the book.
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Interesting, well written.