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Senior Planet Book Club: The House on Mango Street

Welcome to our second week’s discussion of…

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

We read chapters 1-11 this week. What did you think? What do you hope to see happen? Start discussing in the comments below!

For week three of our Book Club, let’s read chapters 12-24 by Tuesday, March 2nd. 

Join us on Thursday, March 18th at 4pm EST for our discussion about the whole book over Zoom.

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6 responses to “Senior Planet Book Club: The House on Mango Street

  1. The House on Mango Street is not a conventional novel. It presents
    moments in her life that give us a picture of what her life and her culture is like. In some ways, it is like the way that we remember our own lives. If you take it like that, it will make more sense. If you let go of the conventional
    book plot concept, you can build a sense of her from the separate pieces.

    I love the book because it gives such a sense of what she is like and what her life is like in a culture not just like our own.

  2. I was overjoyed to hear this is our selection. I have an autographed copy of Mango Street. Have not read it in years. Also saw the book staged as a play years ago in Chicago. Each story is written with an attractive cadence that sways in the breeze like the sound of Chicago Latina conversation.
    Wish she was still writing more.

    It is not so much a linear novel but an anthology of remembrances that connects the narrator to that time and place.

  3. I feel the same way and Judy and Joyce. I wonder at first if I had purchased the wrong book or just a summary of the book. I finished reading the book but had a hard time putting it all together. I hope when we get together as a group it will become clearer.

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