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User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

This is my favorite book of poetry by Pat Mora. The poems are simpler, more vulnerable. Very touching. Read full review

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Contents

Goodbyes
51
III
53
Internal Battle
55
Woman Mysteriously Disappears
56
Distance
57
My Mask
58
My Hands
59
Hypersensitive
60

Echoes
23
Diagnosis
25
Withdrawal Symptoms
26
Tarahumara Mañanitas
27
Oaxaca
28
2 Peso Devaluation
29
3 Vertigo
30
4 Sorpresa
31
5 Healing
32
Now and Then America
33
To My Son
37
Birthday Song
38
Sing Sing What Shall I Sing?
39
The Heaviest Word in Town
40
Same Song
41
Orthopedic Surgery
42
Goblin
43
A Story
44
Disguise
45
Maestro
46
Pajarita
47
Miss Doc at Eighty
48
Los Ancianos
49
Oral History
50
OUT OF BUSINESS
61
Pens and Men
62
Match
63
Love Like Champagne
64
Akumal 1983
65
New Man
66
Marriage II
67
First Love
68
Mango Juice
69
Secret of a Mayan Wife
71
Mothering Me
75
Maybe a Nun After All
76
To Big Mary from an ExCatholic
77
Clever Twist
78
Mi Tierra
79
Desert Women
80
Portland
81
Spared temporarily
82
Luna Luna
83
Spring
84
Secrets
86
Home
87
Success
88
Copyright

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Page 9 - My research suggests that men and women may speak different languages that they assume are the same, using similar words to encode disparate experiences of self and social relationships. Because these languages share an overlapping moral vocabulary, they contain a propensity for systematic mistranslation, creating misunderstandings which impede communication and limit the potential for cooperation...

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