Friday, March 27, 2009

What is Rosie Molinary reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Rosie Molinary, author of Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina.

Among the praise for Hijas Americanas:
Hijas Americanas gives voice to the many influences that go into making strong, talented, beautiful Latina women. Its broad-based approach includes Latinas of all stripes, races, ethnicities, who have made different choices about what balance to strike between their two cultures. Rosie Molinary contributes to a much-needed conversation about what defines us as a community as well as what challenges us as individuals. The book sends an affirmative message that is bound to resonate with Latinas and with women of all backgrounds and ages.
—Julia Alvarez, author of In The Time of the Butterflies
One book from Molinary's Writers Read entry:
The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan is the kind of well-told memoir that breaks you open and, because of Corrigan’s gifted writing, puts you back together again. The book made me ache, because it was beautifully written, because of Corrigan’s good humor, honesty, and vulnerability, because of the awful fates that give a young mother of two stage 3 breast cancer and at the even worse fates that give that young mother’s beloved father his own grave cancer diagnosis just months after her own. It’s a book that I couldn’t read fast enough while simultaneously feeling sad that it was ending, and I have searched out Corrigan’s essays and other writings ever since finishing The Middle Place.[read on]
Read an excerpt from Hijas Americanas, and visit Rosie Molinary's website, blog, and MySpace page.

Writers Read: Rosie Molinary.

--Marshal Zeringue