The Season of Stories

Silvio Sirias Taylor Simonds Anna Faktorovich


The Season of Stories

The Season of Stories

  • Title: The Season of Stories
  • Author: Silvio Sirias Taylor Simonds Anna Faktorovich
  • ISBN: 9781681142685
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback



In 1961, twelve year old Diego Miranda s life changes drastically when his parents inform him that they are moving back to their homeland, Nicaragua The boy, who has lived only in Los Angeles, hates the idea of leaving the city he loves, his friends, and his beloved Dodgers In the middle of this crisis, he meets the writer Scott O Dell, the novelist who has recently wonIn 1961, twelve year old Diego Miranda s life changes drastically when his parents inform him that they are moving back to their homeland, Nicaragua The boy, who has lived only in Los Angeles, hates the idea of leaving the city he loves, his friends, and his beloved Dodgers In the middle of this crisis, he meets the writer Scott O Dell, the novelist who has recently won the Newbery Medal for Island of the Blue Dolphins In spite of their age difference, the two become close friends As a result of this relationship, Diego s teachers invite the writer to give a talk about the Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa O Dell chooses to narrate the story of Balboa s colonization efforts, his sighting of the Pacific Ocean, and his eventual beheading through the eyes of Anayansi the Indian Princess with whom he shared his life Told alongside each other, Diego s and Anayansi s lives intertwine to create a broad, stunning portrait set four centuries apart of the redemptive power of storytelling Silvio Sirias is the author of the Bernardo and the Virgin 2005 Meet Me under the Ceiba 2009 , winner of the Chicano Latino Literary Award for Best Novel and The Saint of Santa Fe 2013 A native of Los Angeles, he spent his adolescence in Nicaragua and currently lives in Panama In 2010, LatinoStories name Silvio one of the Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch and Read He has a doctorate in Spanish from the University of Arizona In addition to fiction, he has published academic book on Julia Alvarez, Rudolfo Anaya, and the poet Salomon de la Selva He also has a collection of essays titled Love Made Visible Reflections on Writing, Teaching, and Other Distractions The Routledge Companion to Latino a Literature lists him among the handful of authors who are introducing Central American themes into the U.S literary landscape The Season of Stories is his first venture into Young Adult Literature For information, visit his website at silviosirias


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