The House of Memory

Stories by Jewish Women Writers of Latin America

Translated by Elizabeth Rosa Horan

This new edition of "The House of Memory: Stories by Jewish Women Writers of Latin America" revisits the meaning of heritage and home, exploring the experience of losing the familiar to embrace the unknown. While often painful in its examination of antisemitism, this collection of essays embraces the belief that hope and love can triumph over adversity and racism.

This collection contains over thirty stories from internationally acclaimed writers, such as Clarice Lispector and Margo Glantz, as well as new voices, with some appearing for the first time in English translations.

Although many of the stories are rooted in the Jewish experience and tradition, there is a universal resonance that transcends place, race, gender and religion to speak of matters that are still ever-present to all of us.


Elizabeth Rosa Horan is a professor of English in literature at ASU.