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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Eileen Clemens Granfors, author of The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter
Scholarly Carmen Gracia Principia has big dreams for herself. She does NOT want to spend her life as only The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter. She enters the University unprepared for social, racial, and economic differences.
Having two men who find her enticing is wonderful and confusing. One is a Hispanic radical. One is a frat-rat. And her roommate is not what she expected.
Carmen jumps into every part of University life despite her mother’s warnings. She has to learn what works for her. Some lessons are harder than others.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter”?
Eileen Clemens Granfors: “The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter” is part of The Marisol Trilogy. Reader response to Marisol’s story in “Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead” inspired me to go back in time to look at her mentor’s college experience. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Eileen Clemens Granfors, author of The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter