Home ESL Teacher Wow! The Ebook “How To not Drown in a Glass of Water” by Cruz Might be about My Grandmother!

Wow! The Ebook “How To not Drown in a Glass of Water” by Cruz Might be about My Grandmother!

Wow! The Ebook “How To not Drown in a Glass of Water” by Cruz Might be about My Grandmother!


A protracted journey… Naomi’s Photographs


My grandmother at all times mentioned that somebody may (and may!) write a ebook about her.

In a approach, I believe Angie Cruz did!

It’s such a cleverly written, well-told ebook and I used to be so lucky to have chosen it as an audiobook – should you can, that’s the best way to go!  Listening to the style through which Cara Romero answered questions the best way SHE wished to reply them, attending to the purpose by way of 100 different stops alongside the best way, stopping to emphasize that nobody may do it /perceive it the best way she may – it felt so very acquainted!

No, my grandmother wasn’t Dominican, although she did communicate Spanish. She was from Brest – as we speak’s Belarus, a part of Poland and Russia up to now. Together with the Yiddish, Polish, and Russian of her childhood, she spoke Hebrew, and Spanish discovered throughout her 7 years dwelling in Cuba.

Each ladies immigrated to New York from a Spanish-speaking island.

However that’s only the start.


The place will this path lead us? Naomi’s Photographs

Cara Romero at all times needed to fend for herself and take care of others, a resilient girl who needed to battle with out the help of a husband. A lady who made some unhealthy selections, managed to fall out with lots of people, but nonetheless retained a zest for all times, and the vitality to begin over. But once more. Then once more.

Each ladies craved approval for his or her effort, for being who they had been, and for the life they managed to create regardless of all odds, as each of them by no means received any such approval at residence. Cara Romero of the ebook had a mom, who didn’t wish to have youngsters and was not occupied with them. My grandmother was orphaned on the age of two and had the basic evil stepmother. Each Cara Romero and my grandmother acknowledged repeatedly that they by no means had a childhood.

The determined plea for approval exhibits up so clearly in these repeated statements (I’m not quoting verbatim, it was an audiobook!): Write this down. Everybody is aware of that Cara Romero does it higher – whether it is quieting the newborn, being the one everybody turned to at work for recommendation, cooking, you identify it…

Cussed… Naomi’s Photographs

I’m positive Cara Romero and my grandmother would have hated one another vehemently – two strong-willed ladies like them would have clashed inside 5 minutes of being launched…

Thanks, Angie Cruz! I liked the ebook!