By Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:50 AM EDT
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Caramelo

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Cisneros is such an imaginative storyteller that even her occasional ramble is charming. Here, the author of the best-selling House on Mango Street weaves tales from her own childhood with fabulous fiction, whipping up the story of Lala and her eccentric Mexican and Mexican-American family. Guided by Lala’s narration of her grandparents’ and parents’ histories, Caramelo engages in a kind of playfulness (”Tell me a story, even if it’s a lie” is the quote that opens the book) that is utterly bewitching.

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