In nine poignant stories spiked with humor and intelligence, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni captures lives at crossroad moments–caught between past and present, home and abroad, tradition and fresh experience. A widow in California, recently arrived from India, struggles to adapt to a world in which neighbors are strangers and her domestic skills are deemed superfluous in the award-winning “Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter.” In “The Intelligence of Wild Things,” a woman from Sacramento visits her brother in Vermont to inform him that back in Calcutta their mother is dying. And in the title story, a painter looks to ancient myth and the example of her grandmother for help in navigating her first real crisis of faith. Knowing, compassionate and expertly rendered, the stories in The Unknown Errors of Our Livesdepict the eternal struggle to find a balance between the pull of home and the allure of change.
Tratar de entender el proceso de la conquista del imperio azteca, es adentrarse en uno de los episodios más fabulosos y tristes de la historia de la humanidad. Es bien conocido que los españoles liderados por Hernán Cortés, conquistaron a los aztecas, la civilización más poderosa de Mesoamérica. Sin embargo, muchas son las preguntas que nos…
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