From Library Journal
The character of Rocio Esquibel, as a child, young woman, teacher, and aspiring writer, gives unity to this collection of seven related stories set in New Mexico. Chavez writes feelingly of things she obviously knows well, giving us a neighborhood full of memorable friends and relatives, compadres and comadres , handymen, hospital helpers, grandmothers, mothers, sisters. The title story concerns Rocio's funny and touching experiences in a summer job at a hospital. "Space Is a Solid," crackling with authenticity and longing, details the relationship of teacher and pupil. "Willow Game" describes the inexplicable sorrow of children; "Shooting Stars," the beauty of old women. These stories fairly shimmer with the warmth, tones, and language of the Southwest. A worthy addition to collections of Chicano women's fiction. Mary Soete, San Diego P.L., Cal.
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"These stories fairly shimmer with the warmth, tones, and language of the Southwest."--Library Journal
“A richness of texture and images [is] characteristic of Chavez’s writing. . . . These stories provide a clear glimpse into the world of New Mexico, of Hispanic customs and wisdoms, the grace that may, and did, come with a hard living.” –Santa Fe Reporter
“A valuable contribution to Chicana literature.” --Choice
“Chavez draws carefully detailed, emotionally convincing portraits of the lives of ordinary people” --Newsday