Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Buying Options

Digital List Price:    803.25
Kindle Price:    451.35

Save    670.65 (60%)

inclusive of all taxes

includes free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
View eBooks cart Available in eBooks cart

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Kindle App Ad
Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club by [Benjamin Alire Saenz]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 82 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from
Kindle Edition
₹ 451.35

Length: 226 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

Product description

Review

"Saenz's moving collection of short stories hinges on the intergenerational clientele of the titular borderland watering hole just south of the U.S.-Mexican divide on Avenida Juarez there's much to enjoy in these gritty, heartfelt stories. Publishers Weekly "Seven excellent stories [by] a versatile writer Saenz writes prose that is tender, occasionally fierce, and always engaging. Read every word of his stories lest you miss some clever twist, some subtle irony, some gentle nuance of poetic imagery that he has labored to create." Booklist "Seven stunningly evocative short stories a haunting tableau of characters wrestling with the boons and burdens of existence Saenz, with these masterfully hewn stories, presents this hardscrabble yet tenacious city as beautiful in its contradictions, disquieting in its ambiguities, and heartbreaking in its quotidianness. Filtered through this book are the lives of its singular people: doomed, broken, resourceful, and, above all else, faithful to the city and to the parts they play in its intricate dimensions." - Texas Books in Review "Though the prolific Benjamin Alire Saenz has been writing books in every genre for the past two decades, Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club is only his second short-story collection. But the wait was definitely worth it [The story "He Has Gone to Be with the Women"] is nothing short of a masterpiece In one story, a school counselor says the following about his troubled charges: "They came to me with a thirst in their eyes, a thirst, such a thirst and I knew that I could never give them the rain they deserved, the rain they so desperately needed." That might as well be The Kentucky Club speaking, since every protagonist in this heartbreaking collection of stories finds his way to a confession stool at the bar. They find no solutions to their ills, just a sensitive ear that has heard it all before but is willing to listen once again." Rigoberto Gonzalez, former president of the executive board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle, special to the El Paso Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Benjamin Alire Saenz was born in 1954 in Old Picacho, a small farming village outside of Las Cruces, New Mexico, forty-two miles north of the U.S. / Mexico border. He was the fourth of seven children and was brought up in a traditional Mexican-American Catholic family. He entered the seminary in 1972, a decision that was as much political as it was religious. After concluding his theological studies at the University of Louvain, he was ordained a Catholic priest. Three and a half years later, he left the priesthood. At the age of 30, he entered the University of Texas at El Paso. He later received a fellowship at the University of Iowa. In 1988, he received a Wallace E. Stegner Fellowship in poetry from Stanford University. In 1993, he returned to the border to teach in the bilingual MFA program at UTEP. Saenz is the author of a previous book of poetry, Calendar of Dust, which won an American Book Award. Cinco Puntos published two of his other books of poetry called Elegies in Blue and the now out of print, Dark and Perfect Angels. His most recent book of poetry, The Book of What Remains, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2010. He is the author of numerous novels, books for children and young adults as well as a previous collection of short stories. His award winning young adult novels are Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood, He Forgot to Say Goodbye, and Last Night I Sang to the Monster. His adult novels include Carry Me Like Water, The House of Forgetting, In Perfect Light, and Names on a Map. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • File size : 394 KB
  • Print length : 226 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press (30 October 2012)
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • ASIN : B009WW4USK
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 82 ratings

Customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5
82 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Top reviews from India

There are 0 reviews and 0 ratings from India

Top reviews from other countries

H+E
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Reviewed in the United States on 27 January 2018
Verified Purchase
Trubes
4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful, touching, and tragic
Reviewed in the United States on 4 September 2015
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Russell J. Sanders
5.0 out of 5 stars sheer poetry
Reviewed in the United States on 30 April 2014
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
KeepOnReading
5.0 out of 5 stars Another masterpiece by Saenz
Reviewed in the United States on 10 December 2016
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
oldmom
4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected.
Reviewed in the United States on 26 May 2013
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
click to open popover