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Gifts from the heart : stories, memories & chronicles of Lucille Gonzales Oller

Author: Lucille Gonzales Oller; Alexander Blackburn
Publisher: Colorado Springs, Colo. : University of Colorado, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : English
Summary:
A collection of stories and columns appearing in Writers' forum, Springs magazine, and The gazette that offer a glimpse of the author's life, the history of Colorado Springs, and the challenges faced by women and minorities.
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Genre/Form: History
Literary collections
Named Person: Lucille Gonzales Oller
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucille Gonzales Oller; Alexander Blackburn
ISBN: 9781450714075 1450714072
OCLC Number: 642715752
Description: xx, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Pam Shockley-Zalabak --
Introduction: Lou's book / Alexander Blackburn --
Prologue: Late writing career blooms after Mom's job is finished / Lou Gonzales --
Stories. Walking on graves --
An odor of promise --
A gift from El Médico. Memories. Ten sleep, Wyoming --
First snow --
Pikes Peak and "America the Beautiful" --
Don't mess with Texas --
La Llorona --
Neighborhood --
Tracking Santa --
Cars --
French kissing isn't spitting --
Chile season --
The tale of South Central --
Lowell School --
Father Colom --
GI Corner --
Meade Street menders --
When the Americans came --
Gentle Ben --
Options --
Empty nesters --
Queen Mum --
Journeys to El Santuario --
When the sunlight hit the trees --
The Georgia Peach --
The specter of Ludlow --
Range riders --
Home from Ojo Caliente --
Bonnie's memorial --
Being there --
Tales of our times --
Storytelling --
Toward the dawn --
Chronicles. American before America --
Los peregrinos --
Day of the Dead --
Strangers in a strange land --
The physicist from the San Luis Valley --
Benny the Barber --
Reunion --
Battling bastards of Bataan --
Veterans Day at the nursing home --
Reluctant hero --
Crossroads at My Lai --
On the reservations --
A Choctaw gift from the heart --
Steel --
Casino workers --
Mobile mansions --
Barriers of loneliness --
Senior sexuality --
In Josie's best interest --
A really lousy businessman --
Message to Max --
When every foule cometh --
A fair amount --
The road to forgiveness --
Joining Julie --
People are the same everywhere --
Gracias a la vida.
Responsibility: selected and edited with an introduction by Alexander Blackburn.

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A collection of stories and columns appearing in Writers' forum, Springs magazine, and The gazette that offer a glimpse of the author's life, the history of Colorado Springs, and the challenges faced by women and minorities.
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