“[A] powerhouse debut . . . stylistically superb, with crisp dialogue and unforgettable characters, Sabrina & Corina introduces an impressive new talent to American letters.”—Rigoberto González, NBC News



“In the eleven stories of Sabrina & Corina, Fajardo-Anstine writes a love letter to the Chicanas of her homeland—women as unbreakable as the mountains that run through Colorado and as resilient as the arid deserts that surround it. . . . In her fierce, bold stories, these women—and she—are seen, and heard, and made known; the collection is both a product of pain and a celebration of survival. . . . Like the woman on Sabrina & Corina’s cover, the hearts of these characters are exposed but intact. Fajardo-Anstine's heart is there on the page, too, beating with the blood of her ancestors.”Bustle


“Latina and Indigenous American women who long to be seen—and see themselves—are the beating heart of the stories in Fajardo-Anstine’s rich and radiant debut. . . . Sharing her characters’ southern Colorado homelands, Fajardo-Anstine imbues her stories with a strong sense of place and the infinite unseen generations that coexist in even single moments.”Booklist (starred review)


“Fajardo-Anstine's prose blossoms on the page; her scenes and characters develop so vividly that they're likely to leave an impression lasting long after you stop reading.” —Buzzfeed News


“Fajardo-Anstine's debut short-story collection shines a light on indigenous Latinas living in the Southwest. Sabrina & Corina is a provocative glimpse into the violations of culture, homelands and women's bodies.”Ms. Magazine



Sabrina & Corina summons a world we hardly recognize, but should. . . . Fajardo-Anstine can make a story smell of sickness. She can make legend of malediction. Conjuring the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and unfurling the Denver skyline, there is no limit to what Fajardo-Anstine can manifest on paper and, subsequently, in our dreams. Yet, what is most admirable is the courage of her hand. She’s unafraid to delve into areas of race, feminism, queerness, and class. She interrogates whiteness, and its associations like passing and colorism, prodding unapologetically.”Electric Literature

 
 

“[A] beautiful collection.” —HelloGiggles


“[An] engrossing collection of tales . . . Stories that bravely reinvent the Wild West narrative by lifting up Latinx women and portraying callused hand cowboys not as heroes, but as villains and perpetrators of violence.”Latino Book Review

 

“You will clutch your heart reading Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s short story collection. Her stories are that heartbreaking, each one like a gift from a small child, offered with earnest, luminous eyes, innocence itself, impossible to reject. . . . Go find yourself a copy of this thrilling, touching, beautiful book.”New York Journal of Books


“In [Sabrina & Corina] we find a different narrative of the West. These are women who inhabit a space between the Indigenous and the Latinx; they are fierce [and] powerful in their own way.”Brooklyn Rail 


 

PRESS

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING: A PEN TEN INTERVIEW WITH KALI FAJARDO-ANSTINE

The New York Times: “Debut Short Story Collections Unearth the Dark Underbellies of Relationships” - Sabrina & Corina review

Bustle: an interview with Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Boston Globe: Julia Alvarez on her reading habits and Kali Fajardo-Anstine: “I think of her as a kind of Latina Flannery O’Connor.”

5280 Magazine: Honors Kali Fajardo-Anstine as the Denver ‘Top of the Town 2019’ author.

Chicago Review of Books: Best Books of 2019 so Far

Colorado Public Radio: Sabrina & Corina a summer reading selection

Electric Literature: Sabrina & Coina essay by Ruby Mora

NBC NEWS: 10 new latino Books

Poets & Writers: Kali Fajardo-Anstine Recommends

The Rumpus: an interview with Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Westword: Ten Must-Read Colorado Writers

Wyoming Public Radio: an interview with Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Well-Read Black Girl: Sabrina & Corina, an August Book Club Suggestion

San Antonio Magazine: “Author of Sabrina & Corina Visits South Texas.”

San Antonio Current: “Gemini Ink Brings Chicana Author Kali Fajardo-Anstine for Special Reading.”

Electric Literature: “Remedies” recommended by Mat Johnson.

Electric Literature: “Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s Latinx Vision of the American West.”

Library of America: Kali Fajardo-Anstine on influences - “the ‘old universal truths’ of Chicano pioneer Arturo Islas”

Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association: “SABRINA & CORINA hits regional bestseller list in debut week.”

Colorado Public Radio: “Kali Fajardo-Anstine interviewed on Colorado Matters.” 36:00.

She Reads: “6 Books to Take With You to Coachella.”

Wyoming Public Radio: “UW Alum Back in Wyoming for Reading.”

Poets & Writers: “Literary MagNet Kali Fajardo-Anstine.”

Literary Hub: “Kali Fajardo-Anstine takes the LitHub Questionnaire.”

Durango Telegraph: “Her Stories.”

Minnesota Public Radio: “'Grace and power' on full display in this new story collection.”

9News: “New book of short stories aims to preserve Denver's roots”

Tattered Cover Bookstore: Sabrina & Corina named book of the month.

Longreads: “Interview: Kali Fajardo-Anstine.”

5280: “Short Story Collection Paints Intimate Portraits of Life in Colorado.”

Westword: “Kali Fajardo-Anstine on Sabrina & Corina, Heritage and Home.”

Westword: “Best Debut by a Colorado Writer: Sabrina & Corina.”

Buzzfeed: “37 Amazing New Books To Add To Your Spring Reading List.”

Kirkus Reviews: Sabrina & Corina receives a starred review from Kirkus

Booklist: Sabrina & Corina receives a starred review from Booklist

Best American Short Stories: “All Her Names,” published in the American Scholar, receives a 2018 Distinguished Citation from Roxane Gay.

Goodreads: “17 Contemporary Short Story Collections to Devour.”

Popsugar: “14 Must-Read New Releases — All by Women of Color.”

Texas Book Festival: “From the Lit Director Desk: 2019 Reads.”

Books Are Magic: “Our Most-Anticipated Books of 2019!”

The Millions: “Most Anticipated: The Great First Half of 2019 Book Preview.”

Remezcla: “8 Books by Latinx Authors that Should be on Your Reading List This Year.”

B&N Reads: “6 New Short Story Collections to Look Forward to in 2019.”

Page Lambert: “New Literary Voices: The Storytelling of Tommy Orange and Kali Fajardo-Anstine”

The Rumpus: “What to Read When 2019 Is Just Around The Corner.”

Electric Literature: “48 Books by Women and Nonbinary Authors of Color to Read in 2019.”

HipLatina: “13 Books by WOC We Can’t Wait to Read in 2019”

Fierce by mitú: “New Books by Latinx Writers We’re Looking Forward to Reading in 2019.”