Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Have You Seen Marie?, Sandra Cisneros
Synopsis: The word "orphan" might not seem to apply to a fifty-three-year-old woman. Yet this is exactly how Sandra feels as she finds herself motherless, alone like "a glove left behind at the bus station." What just might save her is her search for someone else gone missing: Marie, the black-and-white cat of her friend, Roz, who ran off the day they arrived from Tacoma. As Sandra and Roz scour the streets of San Antonio, posting flyers and asking everywhere, "Have you seen Marie?" the pursuit of this one small creature takes on unexpected urgency and meaning.
Thoughts: Supposedly written for adults, but reads more like a children's book of loss and grief. I was more than just a little disappointed in it.