The Sunday Tertulia

The Sunday Tertulia

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Claire is a young, struggling New Yorker whose understanding of life is enriched after a group of older and wiser Latina women bring her into a close-knit circle: their Upper West Side tertulia. Once a month, they come together for a Sunday afternoon of revelry, at which delicious food and strong opinions are served up in equal measure.Through their recollections and counsel, Claire comes to know the colorful, exotic, and sometimes contradictory attitudes that through a prism more poetic and worldly. Humorous and bittersweet, The Sunday Tertulia brings to life cherished Latin traditions and celebrates women's wisdom and spirituality.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 180.8 x 15.2mm | 223.94g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060953675
  • 9780060953676

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"A surprise bouquet of provocative lilacs...truly a delightful read."Ana Castillo, author of "So Far From God"Better than any psychoanalysis, "The Sunday Tertulia shows how women can cure any soul ailment by giving each other sound advice, expecially if it comes from the ancient voice of the earth, the one Latinas know well."Elena Poniatowska, author of "Tinisima"Sensitive, delicate, and original, this is a book of meditations on the essence of femininity in the best sense of the word."Rosario Ferre, author of "The House on the Lagoon"Charming, wise and inspirational first novel...earthy, yet spiritual..."Publishers Weekly"Carlson's first novel is a delightful story about female friendships and the trials that life brings to us...Carlson captures those special feelings that stem from being with and trusting close friends."Booklist"Hearfelt, intelligent...imagine Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club crossed with Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate....Carlson's love and appreciatetion for Latin Cadences and culture comes though on every page."Los Angeles Times"A winner...imaginatively written."USA Today"Charming...The Sunday Tertulia is entertainment, a lovely froth of anecdote, advice and philosophy."Chicago Tribune
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79 ratings
3.05 out of 5 stars
5 10% (8)
4 19% (15)
3 39% (31)
2 29% (23)
1 3% (2)
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