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Sandra Cisneros lets her guard down in the memoir A House of My Own 

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Though The House on Mango Street is classified as fiction, it's also a sideways glimpse into author Sandra Cisneros's Chicago childhood. Cisneros based much of the book on her experiences growing up on Campbell Street in Humboldt Park. More than three decades after Mango Street was published, we get another look at Cisneros's life in A House of My Own, a collection of stories about the places she's lived and how they've shaped her idea of home. The memoir promises to walk through Cisneros's career and literary influences as well as her experiences with depression and the death of her parents.

A House of My Own (Knopf), available Tue 10/6.


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