Consider This, Senora

Consider This, Senora

by Harriet Doerr

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Overview

The long-awaited and highly praised second novel by the author of Stones for Ibarra. The American characters here find themselves waiting, hoping, and living in rural Mexico-a land with the power to enchant, repulse, captivate, and change all who pass through it. Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly and a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156000024
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/15/1994
Series: Harvest American Writing Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 630,413
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)

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Consider This, Senora 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
cbiblioholic More than 1 year ago
A girlfriend of mine recommended this book to me and while I am not gay (not that there is anything wrong with that) I wish I could kiss her hard on the lips! In the tradition of everything that is wonderful about Latin writers (Marquez, Cisneros, Villasenor and Urea to name just a few of my favorite) each carefully constructed sentence just melts in your mouth. Sometimes I just had to read sentences two and three times just to try to remember them. I find that reviews that tell you the story are tedious so I will stop here. Except to conclude that I wish the writing Gods had given me the gift lent to Ms. Doerr. Salud!
EDashwood More than 1 year ago
Consider This, Señora, Harriet Doerr A compact novel that manages superbly to weave the stories of three American women and one man into the fabric of life in a tiny Mexican village, this is the second novel written by a woman who was a literary phenomenon. Her first book, Stones for Ibarra, published when she was 74, won a National Book Award. Consider This continues an intimate survey of the country while neither patronizing nor glorifying Americans or Mexicans, instead allowing their strengths, weaknesses and relationships to flow as naturally as the landscape around them. In succinct prose as illuminating and delicate as pen and ink drawings, the book remains a desirable addition for the well rounded reader.
edwinbcn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Harriet Doerr came to be a writer at a very high age, clearly free from careerist ambitions or other vanity, and that shows in her writing. Set in Mexico, where Doerr lived many years, this quiet novel develops a few story line, allowing the reader to focus more on the characters than on action. Not much thicker than the average novel, nonetheless, by the end of it, the reader feels as if they have spent a long time with the characters, and gotten to know them intimately. The reader almost comes away from the novel, as if they were one of the tenants of the estate, in the quiet settlement of Amapolas. The story enables the reader to develop sympathy, even for a dubious character like Bud Loomis, or other eccentrics, such as Don Enrique or the concert pianist.A very touching, and beautifully written novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is not as exquisitely constructed as Doerr's 'Stones for Ibarra.' However, she does a wonderful job describing rural Mexican culture from an American outsider's point of view. The language she uses is clear and concise, and at the same time full of beautiful descriptions that reflect Doerr's understanding of her characters and of the human experience in general.