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Ebook Details
  • 04/2017
  • 978-1545410783 B071R9R4BF
  • 180 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 05/2017
  • 978-1545410783 B071R9R4BF
  • 180 pages
  • $8.99
Paz Ellis
Author
Plantains and the 7 Plagues, A Memoir: Half-Dominican, Half-Cuban and Full Life
Paz Ellis, author

Adult; Memoir; (Market)

Author Paz Ellis takes readers on a cross-cultural and trans-generational journey through her childhood in New Jersey to adulthood with Plantains and the 7 Plagues, A Memoir: Half-Dominican, Half-Cuban and Full Life. Paz insightfully describes, the complexities and contradictions of growing up in the United States to a Dominican mother and a Cuban father. From her mother’s obsessive cleaning rituals to her father’s remarkable knack for invention, this book beautifully explains what living a hyphenated-life means for so many Hispanics. She writes about what it means to be American, and Cuban, and Dominican, and having to be all of those things and only one of them… all at the same time. Following the passing of her mother, the author finds herself on a search for meaning through not only her past, but also her mother’s. This book is about life, loss, memory, culture, and family, the glue that determines who your family actually is- love. Written with a healthy dose of wit and an abundance of sincerity, Plantains and the 7 Plagues is honest, painfully relatable, and deeply heartfelt.
Reviews
Amazon Kindle reader customer

Paz Ellis describes her journey growing up in an immigrant town where she constantly struggles with family expectations and responsibilities, idiosyncrasies of being a teenager all while living the American dream. The book takes you through a roller coaster of emotions. I laughed at the Cuban and Dominican expressions and as she described growing up in a Hispanic household and I also cried as she described her parents struggle to make ends meets and live the American dream. This is definitely a 2 thumbs up!👍👍

Amazon verified customer

This book was very relatable coming from a family of Cuban descent and being a first generation Cuban-American. From the cleaning rituals, to the taunting at school, and the passing of two beautiful people the story is eloquently presented and stirred emotions that only our generation can truly appreciate.

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 04/2017
  • 978-1545410783 B071R9R4BF
  • 180 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 05/2017
  • 978-1545410783 B071R9R4BF
  • 180 pages
  • $8.99

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