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Little Miracles, Kept Promises

The short story “Little Miracles, Kept Promises”, by Sandra Cisneros, is part of her collection Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, which was published in 1991. It consists of a series of short letters and prayers left at a shrine by believers.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS 3553 I78      

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Cisneros, Sandra. Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories.1991

                    Call Number: PS 3553 I78 W66 1992

  • Mirriam-Goldberg, Caryn. Sandra Cisneros Latina Writer and Activist. 1998.

                      Call Number: PS 3553 .I78 Z77 1998

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Cisneros, Sandra

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Call Number: REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 118, pg. 188, 196, 198, 201-2, 205

o   Vol. 193, pg. 125, 127-8, 130

  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction - Call Number: REF PN3321 .C7 2001

o   Vol. 7, pg. 2950

  • Short Stories for Students Call Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o        Vol. 13, pg. 197-213

  • Short Story Criticism Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 32, pg. 16, 23, 25, 35-6, 38

o   Vol. 72, pg. 65, 88, 93, 122, 128, 155-6, 158-9, 161

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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