We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

The book of Emma Reyes

Book Cover
Average Rating
NoveList Series:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
"A literary discovery: an extraordinary account, in the tradition of The House on Mango Street and Angela's Ashes, of a Colombian woman's harrowing childhood. This astonishing memoir of a childhood lived in extreme poverty in Latin America was hailed as an instant classic when first published in Colombia in 2012, nine years after the death of its author, who was encouraged in her writing by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Comprised of letters written over the course of thirty years, and translated and introduced by acclaimed Peruvian-American writer Daniel Alarcon, it describes in vivid, painterly detail the remarkable courage and limitless imagination of a young girl growing up with nothing. Emma was an illegitimate child, raised in a windowless room in Bogota with no water or toilet and only ingenuity to keep her and her sister alive. Abandoned by their mother, she and her sister moved to a Catholic convent housing 150 orphan girls, where they washed pots, ironed and mended laundry, scrubbed floors, cleaned bathrooms, sewed garments and decorative cloths for the nuns--and lived in fear of the Devil. Illiterate and knowing nothing of the outside world, Emma escaped at age nineteen, eventually coming to have a career as an artist and to befriend the likes of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera as well as European artists and intellectuals. Far from self-pitying, the portrait that emerges from this clear-eyed account inspires awe at the stunning early life of a gifted writer whose talent remained hidden for far too long"--Provided by publisher.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780143108689
9781101992098
9781524778583
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID8ad7e155-8832-49e1-b78c-5548c0a28b73
Grouping Titlebook of emma reyes
Grouping Authoremma reyes
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2024-04-17 02:11:40AM
Last Indexed2024-04-17 02:23:12AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
auth_author2
Alarcón, Daniel, 1977-
author
Reyes, Emma, 1919-2003
author2-role
Alarcón, Daniel,1977-translator
author_display
Reyes, Emma
available_at_catalog
Carmichael
Central
Fair Oaks
Sylvan Oaks
detailed_location_catalog
Carmichael
Central
Fair Oaks
Sylvan Oaks
display_description
"A literary discovery: an extraordinary account, in the tradition of The House on Mango Street and Angela's Ashes, of a Colombian woman's harrowing childhood. This astonishing memoir of a childhood lived in extreme poverty in Latin America was hailed as an instant classic when first published in Colombia in 2012, nine years after the death of its author, who was encouraged in her writing by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Comprised of letters written over the course of thirty years, and translated and introduced by acclaimed Peruvian-American writer Daniel Alarcon, it describes in vivid, painterly detail the remarkable courage and limitless imagination of a young girl growing up with nothing. Emma was an illegitimate child, raised in a windowless room in Bogota with no water or toilet and only ingenuity to keep her and her sister alive. Abandoned by their mother, she and her sister moved to a Catholic convent housing 150 orphan girls, where they washed pots, ironed and mended laundry, scrubbed floors, cleaned bathrooms, sewed garments and decorative cloths for the nuns--and lived in fear of the Devil. Illiterate and knowing nothing of the outside world, Emma escaped at age nineteen, eventually coming to have a career as an artist and to befriend the likes of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera as well as European artists and intellectuals. Far from self-pitying, the portrait that emerges from this clear-eyed account inspires awe at the stunning early life of a gifted writer whose talent remained hidden for far too long"--Provided by publisher.
format_catalog
Book
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalog
Audio Books
Books
eBook
id
8ad7e155-8832-49e1-b78c-5548c0a28b73
isbn
9780143108689
9781101992098
9781524778583
itype_catalog
Adult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed
2024-04-17T09:23:12.421Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Non Fiction
literary_form_full
Letters
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog
709.2 R457 2017
owning_library_catalog
Sacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalog
Carmichael
Central
Fair Oaks
Sylvan Oaks
primary_isbn
9780143108689
publishDate
2017
publisher
Books on Tape
Penguin Books
Penguin Publishing Group
recordtype
grouped_work
series
Penguin classics
series_with_volume
Penguin classics|
subject_facet
Artists -- Colombia -- Correspondence
Girls -- Colombia -- Biography
Poor children -- Colombia -- Biography
Reyes, Emma, -- 1919-2003 -- Childhood and youth
Reyes, Emma, -- 1919-2003 -- Correspondence
Women artists -- Colombia -- Correspondence
title_display
The book of Emma Reyes
title_full
The Book of Emma Reyes A Memoir
The book of Emma Reyes / Emma Reyes ; translated with an introduction by Daniel Alarcón
title_short
The book of Emma Reyes
topic_facet
Artists
Biography & Autobiography
Childhood and youth
Girls
Literary Criticism
Nonfiction
Poor children
Reyes, Emma
Women artists

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
overdrive:6d485649-e8d7-4fa9-a316-c7fd29b71b60-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
overdrive:52a588ee-a25b-4e01-8690-280b1154e0a5-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books2falsetrueOverDriveChecked Out
ils:.b25018139.i76450788Fair Oaks709.2 R457 20171falsefalseOn Shelffaiag
ils:.b25018139.i7645082xCarmichael709.2 R457 20171falsefalseOn Shelfcarag
ils:.b25018139.i76450806Central709.2 R457 20171falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
ils:.b25018139.i76450818Sylvan Oaks709.2 R457 20171falsefalseOn Shelfsylag

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:6d485649-e8d7-4fa9-a316-c7fd29b71b60eBookeBookEnglishPenguin Publishing Group2017
overdrive:52a588ee-a25b-4e01-8690-280b1154e0a5eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBooks on Tape2017
ils:.b25018139BookBooksEnglishPenguin Books[2017]xii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

scoping_details_catalog

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:6d485649-e8d7-4fa9-a316-c7fd29b71b60-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:52a588ee-a25b-4e01-8690-280b1154e0a5-2Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b25018139.i76450788On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 12011
ils:.b25018139.i7645082xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 12011
ils:.b25018139.i76450806On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 12011
ils:.b25018139.i76450818On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 12011