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Sáenz, Benjamin Alire

Overview
Works: 51 works in 157 publications in 2 languages and 13,138 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Poetry  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction 
Classifications: PZ7.S1273, [FIC]
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Most widely held works by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before
Last night I sang to the monster : a novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eighteen-year-old Zach does not remember how he came to be in a treatment center for alcoholics, but through therapy and caring friends, his amnesia fades and he learns to face his past while working toward a better future
Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a Chicano boy living in the unglamorous town of Hollywood, New Mexico, and a member of the graduating class of 1969, Sammy Santos faces the challenges of "gringo" racism, unpopular dress codes, the Vietnam War, barrio violence, and poverty
He forgot to say good-bye by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two teenaged boys with very different lives find that they share a common bond--fathers they have never met who left when they were small boys--and in spite of their differences, they become close when they each need someone who understands
A gift from papá Diego = Un regalo de papá Diego by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Little Diego gets a Superman outfit for his birthday, he hopes to fly across the border to Mexico to be with his grandfather whom he loves
Carry me like water : a novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In California, a Mexican woman marries well into Anglo society, claiming to be Italian. But she is tormented by guilt because her brother, who did not reject his heritage, is toiling as a cook in Texas. She finally owns up, which prompts her husband to reveal some secrets of his own
A perfect season for dreaming = Un tiempo perfecto para soñar by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ninety-two-year-old Octavio Rivera has been visited by some very interesting dreams--dreams about piñatas that spill their treasures before him revealing kissing turtles, winged pigs, hitchhiking armadillos and many more fantastic things
Names on a map : a novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Octavio Espejo leads an ordinary life in multiethnic 1967 El Paso: he is raising three children with his wife, Lourdes. Octavio was brought to the U.S. from revolutionary Mexico as a child and talks about the family's roots across the border, but on the whole the family has silently Americanized. The Vietnam War and the counterculture, however, begin to change how his children conceive of themselves and their lives-teenaged twins Gustavo and Xochil in particular
In perfect light : a novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: From award-winning poet Benjamin Alire Saenz comes In Perfect Light, a haunting novel depicting the cruelties of cultural displacement and the resilience of those who are left in its aftermath. In Perfect Light is the story of two strong-willed people who are forever altered by a single tragedy. After Andes Segovia's parents are killed in a car accident when he is still a young boy, his older brother decides to steal the family away to Juarez, Mexico. That decision, made with the best intentions, sets into motion the unraveling of an American family. Years later, his family destroyed, Andes is left to make sense of the chaos-but he is ill-equipped to make sense of his life. He begins a dark journey toward self-destruction, his talent and brilliance brought down by the weight of a burden too frightening and maddening to bear alone. The manifestation of this frustration is a singular rage that finds an outlet in a dark and seedy El Paso bar-leading him improbably to Grace Delgado. Recently confronted with her own sense of isolation and mortality, Grace is an unlikely angel, a therapist who agrees to treat Andes after he is arrested in the United States. The two are suspicious of each other, yet they slowly arrive at a tentative working relationship that allows each of them to examine his and her own fragile and damaged past. Andes begins to confront what lies behind his own violence, and Grace begins to understand how she has contributed to her own self-exile and isolation. What begins as an intriguing favor to a friend becomes Grace's lifeline-even as secrets surrounding the death of Andes' parents threaten to strain the connection irreparably. With the urgent, unflinching vision of a true storyteller and the precise, arresting language of a poet, Saenz's In Perfect Light bears witness to the cruelty of circumstance and, more than offering escape, the novel offers the possibility of salvation
Grandma Fina and her wonderful umbrellas = La abuelita Fina y sus sombrillas maravillosas by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After her friends and family all notice that her favorite yellow umbrella is torn, Grandma Fina gets quite a surprise on her birthday
The dog who loved tortillas = La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas / Benjamin Alire Sáenz ; illustrations by Geronimo Garcia by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Gabriela and her brother Little Diego get a puppy named Sofie, they fight over who she belongs to, but when Sofie gets very sick they find the answer
Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before
Everything begins and ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sometimes the border is a mirror, sometimes an escape, and sometimes it's just the bridge you cross to go home
The house of forgetting : a novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A little Hispanic girl is kidnaped by a widowed professor from Chicago. He keeps her prisoner for two decades, never letting her out of the house as he trains her to be his ideal of womanhood, intelligent, cultured, beautiful. One day Claudia Santos, now 30 and possessing all those qualities turns on him with a knifnye, police are called and the abduction comes to light. By the author of Carry Me Like Water
The book of what remains by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sixth collection of poems by American poet Benjamin Alire S?aenz, based on the theme of borderlands
Elegies in blue : poems by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Themes of childhood, family, restlessness, and alienation are addressed in twenty-four poems and prose poems set in the Mexican-American Border Region, accompanied by an essay on the importance of poetry to political awareness
Dreaming the end of war by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This suite of twelve dreams, emanating from the borderland between Mexico and the United States, traces humanity's addiction to violence and killing - from boys stepping on ants to men shooting animals, men shooting women, men shooting enemies. The dreams begin in a desert landscape where poverty and wealth grate against each other, and the ever-present war becomes "as invisible as the desert sands we trample on." The dreams move toward a greater peace, with Saenz providing glimpses of a peace that is possible in this world."--BOOK JACKET
Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sammy Santos and Juliana Rios live amongst the racism, discrimination, and everyday violence during the Vietnam years of the 1960s in a small town in Southern New Mexico
Dark and perfect angels by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calendar of dust by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Alire-Sáenz, Benjamin
Languages
English (112)
Spanish (1)
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