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The Ladies Gallery by Irene Vilar

The Ladies Gallery

  • Ebook $8.99

    Oct 06, 2009 | 352 Pages

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The Women’s Review of Books

Lolita Lebrón’s granddaughter, heir to the most public female embodiment of heroic self-sacrifice in Puerto Rico in this century, has written a memoir full of searing, intimate truths, silences broken open to reveal the personal costs of public mythmaking . . .A momentous act of courage.”


Boston Globe

This memoir introduces us to a writer bound to make an impact . . . An autobiography as fantastic as any novel . . .It is a mark of Vilar’s art that her story seems warm and alive.”


St. Louis Post – Dispatch

Just as artist Frida Kahlo’s splintered self-portraits and diaries personify Mexico’s proud yet fragmented self-image, Vilar’ s intimate accounts about herself and her family personalize Puerto Rico’s political, social, and cultural wars for its identity.”


Philadelphia Inquirer, Notable Book of the Year

Startling, raw, and affecting, a painful exercise in which memoir as therapy becomes memoir as art.”


Kirkus Reviews (STARRED)

Stunning. A lyrical and visionary memoir of depression, Puerto Rican identity, and young womanhood.”


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