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Cuesta College Book of the Year: 2019


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Audio Interview with the Author


Book of the Year 2019

Cuesta College’s 2019 Book of the Year program will bring renowned Mexican-American Chicana scholar, novelist, and poet Ana Castillo to Cuesta College in March of 2019, to discuss her memoir Black Dove: Mama, Mi’jo and Me. The memoir includes a collection of essays that offer an intimate look at pivotal experiences in Castillo’s life across three generations: the relationship between Castillo and her immigrant mother, Castillo’s own challenges as a single mother to her son, and her childhood memories of growing up in the Mexican barrios of Chicago.


Featured Books by Ana Castillo

Black Dove

PS3553.A8135 Z46 2016

Watercolor Women Opaque Men

PS3553 .A8135 W38 2017

The Mixquiahuala Letters

PS3553.A8135 M59 1992

So Far from God

PS3553 .A8135 S65 2005

Peel My Love Like an Onion

PS3553 .A8135 P44 2000

Give It to Me

PS3553.A8135 G58 2014

Carmen la Coja

PS3553.A8135 P4418 2000

Tan Lejos de Dios

PS3553.A8135 S6518 1999

My Father Was a Toltec

PS3553.A8135 M9 2004

I Ask the Impossible

PS3553.A8135 I15 2001

Book Discussion Questions

Print Books Featuring the work of Ana Castillo

Contemporary Literary Criticism

ref PN771 .C59 v. 151
120 pages on Ana Castillo

Bordering Fires

Includes Castillo's poem, "Daddy with Chesterfields in a rolled up sleeve"

Iguana Dreams

Includes Castillo's "On Francisco el Penitente's first becoming a santero and thereby sealing his fate"

Infinite Divisions

Includes Castillo's poem, "Women Are Not Roses"