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Thursday, May 17 2012, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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 The Maine Women Write Bookclub is happy to welcome author ,Liza Bakewell to our discussion on Thursday, May 17th.Whether you have read the book or are interested in knowing more about it, please join us at  Kennebooks. Liza will be here to join in the discussion. Maine Women Write  has been a great journey in the world of book clubs ! 

Leaping off the page with energy, insight, and attitude, Liza Bakewell's exploration of language is anything but "just semantics." Why does me vale madre mean worthless, while ¡qué padre! means fabulous, she asks? And why do one hundred madres disappear when one padre enters the room, converting the group from madres to padres? Thus begins a journey through Mexican culture in all its color: weddings, dinner parties, an artist's studio, heart-stopping taxi rides, angry journalists, corrupt politicians, Blessed Virgins, and mothers both sacred and profane.

Along the way, a reader discovers not only an invaluable lexicon of Mexican slang (to be used with caution or not at all) but also thought-provoking reflections on the evolution of language; its winding path through culture, religion, and politics; and, not least, what it means—and what it threatens—to be a creative female, a madre.

 

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