Everything you need to understand or teach The Aguero Sisters by Cristina Garcia.
In 1997, when The Agüero Sisters was published,Cristina Garcia confirmed that her literary subject was multi-generational Cuban-American families with all their conflicts, emotional complexity, and belief in magic and miracles. By the time this novel was published, Garcia was already well known for her first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, which received outstanding reviews when it was published in 1992
The Agüero Sisters is clearly the work of the same author as Dreaming in Cuban. Not only do the two share a preoccupation with family dynamics, but both novels have justifiably been praised for their unusual and poetic use of language. Garcia wrote poetry before she began her first novel. In an interview in Newsday, Garcia said: "Language is what drives a narrative. If I'm reading a novel and it doesn't engage me sentence by sentence, I won't finish it." She said that she stopped being a journalist because...
The Aguero Sisters Lesson Plans contain 139 pages of teaching material, including: