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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date September 1, 2003
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679742586
ISBN-10 0679742581
Dimensions 1 by 8.25 by 5 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
During her family's annual car trip from Chicago to Mexico City, Lala Reyes listens to stories about her family, including her grandmother, the descendant of a renowned dynasty of shawl makers, whose magnificent striped (or caramelo) shawl has come into Lala's possession, in a multi-generational saga of a Mexican-American family. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Every year, Ceyala "Lala" Reyes' family--aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and Lala's six older brothers--packs up three cars and, in a wild ride, drive from Chicago to the Little Grandfather and Awful Grandmother's house in Mexico City for the summer. Struggling to find a voice above the boom of her brothers and to understand her place on this side of the border and that, Lala is a shrewd observer of family life. But when she starts telling the Awful Grandmother's life story, seeking clues to how she got to be so awful, grandmother accuses Lala of exaggerating. Soon, a multigenerational family narrative turns into a whirlwind exploration of storytelling, lies, and life. Like the cherished rebozo, or shawl, that has been passed down through generations of Reyes women, Caramelo is alive with the vibrations of history, family, and love.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Seix Barral (May 1, 2003)
9788432296222 | details & prices | 544 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $29.95
About: During her family's annual car trip from Chicago to Mexico City, Lala Reyes listens to stories about her family, including her grandmother, the descendant of a renowned dynasty of shawl makers, whose magnificent striped shawl has come into Lala's possession.
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (April 1, 2003)
9780786251384 | details & prices | 736 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $30.95
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (March 1, 2003)
9781400041503 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $24.00
About: During her family's annual car trip from Chicago to Mexico City, Lala Reyes listens to stories about her family, including her grandmother, the descendant of a renowned dynasty of shawl makers, whose magnificent striped shawl has come into Lala's possession.
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 1, 2002)
9780679435549 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $24.00
About: During her family's annual car trip from Chicago to Mexico City, Lala Reyes listens to stories about her family, including her grandmother, the descendant of a renowned dynasty of shawl makers, whose magnificent striped shawl has come into Lala's possession.
Paperback
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from Seix Barral (April 14, 2005)
9788432216831 | details & prices | 560 pages | List price $13.95
About: During her family's annual car trip from Chicago to Mexico City, Lala Reyes listens to stories about her family, including her grandmother, the descendant of a renowned dynasty of shawl makers, whose magnificent striped shawl has come into Lala's possession.
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (September 1, 2003)
9780679742586 | details & prices | 8.25 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.95
About: During her family's annual car trip from Chicago to Mexico City, Lala Reyes listens to stories about her family, including her grandmother, the descendant of famous shawl makers, one of which has come into Lala's possession.
from Random House Spanish (September 1, 2003)
9781400030996 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.95
About: During her family's annual car trip from Chicago to Mexico City, Lala Reyes listens to stories about her family, including her grandmother, the descendant of a renowned dynasty of shawl makers, whose magnificent striped shawl has come into Lala's possession.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780792727354
 
Unabridged edition from Chivers Audio Books (November 1, 2002)
9780792727354 | details & prices | 7.25 × 6.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $57.95
About: Lala Reyes' grandmother is descended from a family of renowned rebozo, or shawl-makers.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Unabridged edition from Chivers Sound Library (October 1, 2002)
9780792727088 | details & prices | List price $84.95
About: The celebrated author of The House on Mango Street gives us an extraordinary new novel, told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy–the very stuff of life.
Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (October 1, 2002)
9780060515911 | details & prices | 6.25 × 4.25 × 2.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $39.95
About: During her family's annual car trip from Chicago to Mexico City, Lala Reyes listens to stories about her family, including her grandmother, the descendant of a renowned dynasty of shawl makers, whose magnificent striped shawl has come into Lala's possession.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781439558355
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 4, 2008)
9781439558355 | details & prices | List price $23.95
About: The celebrated author of The House on Mango Street gives us an extraordinary new novel, told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy—the very stuff of life.
from Turtleback Books (September 1, 2003)
9781417718801 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.96 lbs | List price $26.95
About: During her family's annual car trip from Chicago to Mexico City, Lala Reyes listens to stories about her family, including her grandmother, the descendant of famous shawl makers, one of which has come into Lala's possession.

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