Walking Stars: Stories of Magic and Power

Walking Stars Stories of Magic and Power These are the stories of Victor Villase or s childhood Magical yet true they are fables of endurance defeat and triumph spirituality and always of love Handed down through the generations the

  • Title: Walking Stars: Stories of Magic and Power
  • Author: Victor Villaseñor
  • ISBN: 9780385316545
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Paperback
  • These are the stories of Victor Villase or s childhood Magical, yet true, they are fables of endurance, defeat and triumph, spirituality, and, always, of love Handed down through the generations, the Villase or s have been telling these family tales for years Now, Victor shares them with his unmistakable storyteller style, complete with beautiful imagery and timeless siThese are the stories of Victor Villase or s childhood Magical, yet true, they are fables of endurance, defeat and triumph, spirituality, and, always, of love Handed down through the generations, the Villase or s have been telling these family tales for years Now, Victor shares them with his unmistakable storyteller style, complete with beautiful imagery and timeless significance.Set against the backdrop of the Mexican revolution and his family s migration to the United States, these stories feature a cast of unforgettable characters who have in common their perseverance and courage They encounter the supernatural, escape persecution by rebel soldiers, endure hunger, thirst and physical stress, and ultimately, transcend their circumstances to achieve their dreams They are indeed walking stars.Victor Villase or works his magic once again with these extraordinary stories.

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    1. My first exposure to Villaseñor was in an issue of the San Diego Writer's Monthly, which also carried a chapter of my memoir. Subsequently, I read with sympathy an interview in which he described a falling-out he had with his publisher. But even though he's a local writer, I regret to say that this is the first book of his that I've read. The regret is because the book is so thoroughly enjoyable. These are a series of short, easily-read stories that, given the Old California setting of some, br [...]

    2. Required reading for my Spanish Literature class, translated into English. It's a compilation of short stories which are amazing and inspiring.

    3. Wonderful stories from one of my favorite authors. Several of these events will be familiar to those who have read Rain of Gold, but they are told here in a slightly different voice and context. In the author's notes of each story, Villaseñor shares his own spiritual journey, the lessons he learned from these stories, and the values he would like his children --and by extension, all of us-- to take from them. There's something timeless and universal about them that reminds me of the way we are [...]

    4. This was another I-should-read-this-because-my-students-are-going-to-read-this book. The stories were entertaining but I much preferred the very last story to the rest. I guess when you try to tell me that people are really stars--no, that they really are real stars--it makes me not believe you that much when you say the rest is real. Then I'll be thinking that you mean it might as well be real, which is the same as fiction.

    5. These are the short incredible but true stories of the Villaseñor family which have been passed down describing stories of bravery, selflessness, faith, & respect for nature & your fellow human being. If you are Mexican or Latino I am sure your family has incredible stories to tell!

    6. Excellent book. Set in the mountains in Chihuahua, Mexico during the Mexican Revolution, it is a series of short stories about the author's parents, mainly his mother and father. Great tales full of innocent, beautiful superstition and strong faith. A very good read!

    7. This is a book of stories ( that are true!) It has bits of magic, love , and spirituality in it! A quick and great read!

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