Child of Many Rivers

Child of Many Rivers

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Lucy Fischer-West knows the power of birthplace and of borders and rivers. Her memoir begins with the story of her parents, one reared in Germany, the other in Mexico, and how they found each other on the Texas-Mexico border. Fischer-West's own journeys take her from her birth in the Hudson River Valley; to her upbringing on both sides of the Rio Grande; across the Atlantic to Scotland and then France; and finally to India's River Ganges, halfway around the world from the El Paso barrio where she grew up. Hers is an ordinary life made extraordinary by its path and by the people who, having touched and enriched her life, stay with her, as nurturing to her spirit as the rivers that help her mark time.When time came to plan celebrations for the school year, it was my mother who was called on. ... She went back to being a full-time homemaker, seeing me off to attend second grade again because even though I could do the work of a ... Whether it was her lack of English that kept her from being involved in my school life or something else, she hardly ever went to my school activities. ... Lucina Lara Fischer with her fourth-grade students at Escuela Primaria 56 CHILD OF MANY RIVERS.

Title:Child of Many Rivers
Author: Lucy Fischer-West
Publisher:Texas Tech University Press - 2005

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