19. Chopin, Kate. The Awakening, and Selected Stories (286 p.)
(Contents: The Awakening; Emancipation: a Life Fable; At the 'Cadian Ball; Désirée’s Baby; La Belle Zoraïde; At Chênière Caminada; The Story of an Hour; Lilacs; Athénaïse; A Pair of Silk Stockings; Nég Créol; Elizabeth Stock’s One Story; The Storm: A Sequel to "The 'Cadian Ball")
20. Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street (110 p.)
September total: 396 pages
2015 YTD: 6,190 pages
Running late this month, so just brief comments.
The main character in The Awakening annoyed me so much I wanted to slap some sense into her, which I don't think was quite the author's intent. The short stories that make up the rest of this collection, however, were quite good overall, and those are highly recommended.
The House on Mango Street is a memoir made up of a series of very brief (often 2-3 pages) vignettes about life as a kid in a poor, Hispanic area of Chicago. It's good, and contains plenty to make you think about.
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