Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

The book of Emma Reyes: A Memoir

Book Cover
Average Rating
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 Update2020-10-23 02:39:32AM
Last Indexed2020-10-22 02:46:50AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780143108689

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Alarcón, Daniel, 1977-
authorReyes, Emma, 1919-2003,
author2-roleAlarcón, Daniel,1977-translator.
author_displayReyes, Emma
available_at_catalogCarmichael
Central
Fair Oaks
North Natomas
detailed_location_catalogCarmichael
Central
Fair Oaks
North Natomas
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_catalogBook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
id8ad7e155-8832-49e1-b78c-5548c0a28b73
isbn9780143108689
9781101992098
9781524778583
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:6d485649-e8d7-4fa9-a316-c7fd29b71b60-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:52a588ee-a25b-4e01-8690-280b1154e0a5-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books2falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
ils:.b25018139.i76450788Fair Oaks709.2 R457 20171falsefalseOn Shelffaiag
ils:.b25018139.i76450806Central709.2 R457 20171falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
ils:.b25018139.i76450818Sylvan Oaks709.2 R457 20171falsefalseDue Oct 31, 2020sylag
ils:.b25018139.i7645079xNorth Natomas709.2 R457 20171falsefalseOn Shelfnntag
ils:.b25018139.i7645082xCarmichael709.2 R457 20171falsefalseOn Shelfcarag
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed2020-10-22T09:46:50.416Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullLetters
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog709.2 R457 2017
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogCarmichael
Central
Fair Oaks
North Natomas
Sylvan Oaks
primary_isbn9780143108689
publishDate2017
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:6d485649-e8d7-4fa9-a316-c7fd29b71b60eBookeBookEnglishPenguin Publishing Group2017
overdrive:52a588ee-a25b-4e01-8690-280b1154e0a5eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishPenguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2017
ils:.b25018139BookBooksEnglishPenguin Books, [2017]xii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
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-4e01-8690-280b1154e0a5-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b25018139.i76450788On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b25018139.i76450806On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b25018139.i76450818Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b25018139.i7645079xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b25018139.i7645082xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
seriesPenguin classics
series_with_volumePenguin classics|
subject_facetArtists -- 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_displayThe book of Emma Reyes
title_fullThe Book of Emma Reyes A Memoir
The book of Emma Reyes / Emma Reyes ; translated with an introduction by Daniel Alarcón
title_shortThe book of Emma Reyes
title_subA Memoir
topic_facetArtists
Biography & Autobiography
Childhood and youth
Girls
Literary Criticism
Nonfiction
Poor children
Reyes, Emma
Women artists