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A collection of memories from the author’s childhood in Bolivia during the 1930s and 1940s. Stories of life in mining towns of the Altiplano, and later in Cochabamba and La Paz, are embellished with family photographs and paintings of indigenous people and scenes of Latin America.

Reflections in later years and two pieces written by the author’s granddaughters following his death in 2008 complete the book.


About the Author

Susan H. Gumucio
susangum Santa Rosa, California, USA

The author's photograph depicts René V. Gumucio, author of this material. The anthology of stories, comments, photographs, and art of René V. Gumucio was compiled by his wife, Susan H. Gumucio.

René V. Gumucio was born in Bolivia in 1925 and came to California in 1950 to further his education in architecture. He became a U.S. citizen and practiced architecture during a career that extended into the next century. Over the years, the building industry recognized his work with many national awards for innovation and design excellence. René was passionate about his family and work—and fishing!

Publish Date  February 15, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  68 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Biographies & Memoirs

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LisaGumucio says

Mom, this book is amazing. This is the greatest gift you could have given to all of us kids. I will treasure it for many years to come. You have kept Dad's memory alive in the most amazing way.

Much love always your daughter

posted at 07:52pm Mar 02 PST


cochalita says

I had the privilege to meet my uncle Rene just 6 years ago, when I just moved to California. With his kind gentleness He introduced me to stories and anecdotes he shared with my Dad during their young years in Bolivia. I will always thank him for making me feel part of his side of the family, where I also learned to enjoy the sweet and gentle personality of Susan... to whom we owe this touching and warm treasure of memories, paintings and cherished places we shared within the family.
Thank you Susan for sharing your love, admiration and respect.

Cynthia Gumucio

posted at 04:13pm Feb 21 PST


billicrowley says

This is incredibly stunning as well as moving. The stories, the well placed photographs and paintings. We are very proud to have this book to share Rene's memories and his incredible insite on life and family.
Bellita and Nascatita

posted at 10:20am Feb 20 PST


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