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Friday, May 18

Christian Science Monitor The search for authenticity: "This memoir is the fruit of her struggle to make sense of that dual identity - to place herself and her family in the larger context of the politics, history, sociology, and even geology of the Americas, north and south. An engaging family history, the book also offers an extraordinarily candid portrait of her parents' unconventional marriage. She turns it into a metaphor for a joining of North and South America." Marie Arana, a Washington Post book editor, wrote An American Chica about her dual heritage from Peru and the States. I'll have to get the book for my kids. She also had a review in the International Herald Tribune, actually a reprint of an article that originally appeared in the Post.

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