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Sandra Cisneros’ first new book of poetry in 28 years charts her path as a woman and an artist as she meditates on love and past lovers, living in Mexico, and aging. Cisneros approaches this era of her life and career with humor and an acceptance of both her desires and her mistakes. Woman Without Shame, coming nearly 40 years after her novel The House on Mango Street became a modern classic, is a lovely portrait of an artist in an exhilarating place: she fully knows herself. —Mahita Gajanan

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