Search - List of Books by Sandra Cisneros

"And the nice thing about writing a novel is you take your time, you sit with the character sometimes nine years, you look very deeply at a situation, unlike in real life when we just kind of snap something out." -- Sandra Cisneros
Sandra Cisneros (born December 20, 1954) is an American writer best known for her acclaimed first novel The House on Mango Street (1984) and her subsequent short story collection Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (1991). Her work experiments with literary forms and investigates emerging subject positions, which Cisneros herself attributes to growing up in a context of cultural hybridity and economic inequality that endowed her with unique stories to tell. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and is regarded as a key figure in Chicana literature.

Cisneros's early life provided many experiences she would later draw on as a writer: she grew up as the only daughter in a family of six brothers, which often made her feel isolated, and the constant migration of her family between Mexico and the USA instilled in her the sense of "always straddling two countries ... but not belonging to either culture." Cisneros's work deals with the formation of Chicana identity, exploring the challenges of being caught between Mexican and Anglo-American cultures, facing the misogynist attitudes present in both these cultures, and experiencing poverty. For her insightful social critique and powerful prose style, Cisneros has achieved recognition far beyond Chicano and Latino communities, to the extent that The House on Mango Street has been translated worldwide and is taught in American classrooms as a coming-of-age novel.

Cisneros has held a variety of professional positions, working as a teacher, a counselor, a college recruiter, a poet-in-the-schools, and an arts administrator, and has maintained a strong commitment to community and literary causes. In 1998 she established the Macondo Foundation, which provides socially conscious workshops for writers, and in 2000 she founded the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation, which awards talented writers connected to Texas. Cisneros currently resides in San Antonio, Texas.

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Total Books: 90
A House of My Own Stories from My Life
2016 - A House of My Own Stories From My Life [Vintage International] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345807175
ISBN-10: 0345807170
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Una casa propia Historias de mi vida
2016 - Una Casa Propia Historias De Mi VIda [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345807182
ISBN-10: 0345807189
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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The Best of Cutthroat
2016 - The Best of Cutthroat (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780979563492
ISBN-10: 0979563496
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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My Wicked Wicked Ways
2015 - My Wicked Wicked Ways [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781101872505
ISBN-10: 1101872500
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Have You Seen Marie
2014 - Have You Seen Marie [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780307743862
ISBN-10: 0307743861
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Has visto a Maria
2012 - Has VIsto a Maria [Vintage Espanol - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780307744708
ISBN-10: 0307744701
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The House on Mango Street
2010 - The House on Mango Street [Critical Insights] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781587657177
ISBN-10: 1587657171
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Caramelo
2008 - Caramelo [Spanish Edition] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439558355
ISBN-10: 1439558353
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories
2008 - Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories [Vintage Contemporaries] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439508077
ISBN-10: 1439508070
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El Otro Lado
2006 - El Otro Lado [the Other Side - Edinburgh Review] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781859332252
ISBN-10: 1859332250
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La Casa de Mango Street / The House on Mango Street
2006 - La Casa De Mango Street / the House on Mango Street [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9788432296338
ISBN-10: 8432296333
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Tigertail A South Florida Poetry Annual Vol IV
2006 - Tigertail a South Florida Poetry Annual Vol IV (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780972880831
ISBN-10: 0972880836
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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La casa en mango street/ The House in Mango Street
2006 - La Casa En Mango Street/ the House in Mango Street [Spanish Edition] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781415924105
ISBN-10: 1415924104
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La Casa en Mango Street
2005 - La Casa En Mango Street (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780739322802
ISBN-10: 073932280X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Caramelo
2005 - Caramelo [Bestseller Internacional] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9788432216831
ISBN-10: 8432216836
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Woman Hollering Creek
2004 - Woman Hollering Creek (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747560883
ISBN-10: 0747560889
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Vintage Cisneros
2004 - Vintage Cisneros [Vintage Original] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781400034055
ISBN-10: 1400034051
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Caramelo
2003 - Caramelo (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780679742586
ISBN-10: 0679742581
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Caramelo En Espanol
2003 - Caramelo En Espanol (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781400030996
ISBN-10: 1400030994
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Caramelo Or Puro Cuento
2003 - Caramelo or Puro Cuento [Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780786251384
ISBN-10: 0786251387
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Interactive Reader Plus Grade 6 Work Text
2003 - The Interactive Reader Plus Grade 6 Work Text [The Language of Literature] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780618309856
ISBN-10: 0618309853
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1994 - La Casa En Mango Street [The House on Mango Street - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1986 - Third Woman Texas and More [Volume 3 Number 1 2] (Paperback)