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"Little Miracles, Kept Promises" is a short story comprised of a collection of 23 letters of request, praise, thanks and enlightenment that have been left by Mexican-Americans at a shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe at a church in Texas.

In the first letter, the Arteaga family gives thanks for being spared in a tragic auto accident, which claimed the life of a mother and her daughter. The only effect of the accident with which the family must now live with is a fear of riding on the bus. The second letter, written by Sidronio Tijerina and addressed to Blessed Santo Nino de Atocha, gives thanks for Sidronio's son-in-laws defeat of alcoholism and his keeping his job when his truck was stolen. Adelfa Vasquez asks for help replacing household items lost in a fire and asks that if Zulema decides to drop out of...

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