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Amor

Written by Isabel Allende


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80523-2 (0-345-80523-2)

Atrévete a amar.

Si hay alguien capaz de describir con maestría, personalidad y humor la naturaleza caprichosa del amor, es Isabel Allende. Esta recopilación de escenas de amor, seleccionadas de entre sus libros, es una invitación a sumergirse en la lectura, soñar y sonreír. La gran narradora chilena escribe abiertamente, haciendo un... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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El cuaderno de Maya
Una novela
Written by Isabel Allende


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94795-6 (0-307-94795-5)

Un pasado persiguiéndola. Un futuro aún por construir. Y un cuaderno para escribir toda una vida.

“Soy Maya Vidal, diecinueve años, sexo femenino, soltera, sin un enamorado, por falta de oportunidades y no por quisquillosa, nacida en Berkeley, California, pasaporte estadounidense, temporalmente refugiada en una isla al sur del mundo. Me pusieron... Read more >
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En el nombre de Salomé

Written by Julia Alvarez


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: March 19, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72690-3 (0-375-72690-X)

From the beloved author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of Butterflies, an epic and intimate novel about two generations of women and the personal impact of history.

It the summer of 1960, Camila Henríquez Urena is about to travel from Poughkeepsie to Cuba to join... Read more >
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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

Written by Jorge Amado


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27664-3 (0-307-27664-3)

It surprises no one that the charming but wayward Vadinho dos Guimaraes–a gambler notorious for never winning—dies during Carnival. His long suffering widow Dona Flor devotes herself to her cooking school and her friends, who urge her to remarry. She is soon drawn to a kind pharmacist who is everything Vadinho... Read more >

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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Written by Jorge Amado


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27665-0 (0-307-27665-1)

Ilhéus in 1925 is a booming town with a record cacao crop and aspirations for progress, but the traditional ways prevail. When Colonel Mendonça discovers his wife in bed with a lover, he shoots and kills them both. Political contests, too, can be settled by gunshot...

No one imagines that a bedraggled... Read more >

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The Anatomist

Written by Federico Andahazi


Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 14, 1999
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49133-4 (0-385-49133-6)

A lyrically written, sensual, and extraordinarily enjoyable novel in which a Renaissance anatomist's astonishing discovery forever changes the female erotic universe.

In sixteenth-centruy Venice, celebrated physician Mateo Colombo finds himself behind bars at the behest of the Church authorities. His is a crime of disclosure, heinous and heretical in the Church's... Read more >

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Mona and Other Tales

Written by Reinaldo Arenas
Translated by Dolores M. Koch


Format: Trade Paperback, 210 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72730-6 (0-375-72730-2)

Translated from the Spanish by Dolores Koch.

Mona and Other Tales
covers Reinaldo Arenas's entire career: his recently rediscovered debut (which got him a job at the Biblioteca Nacional in Havana), stories written in a political prison, and some of his last works, written in exile. Many of the stories have... Read more >
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One Day of Life

Written by Manlio Argueta
Translated by Bill Brow


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 1991
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73243-3 (0-679-73243-8)

One Day of Life depicts a typical day in the life of a peasant family caught up in the terror and corruption of civil war in El Salvador. At 5:30 a.m. in Chalate, a small rural town, Lupe, the grandmother of the Guardado family and the central figure of the novel... Read more >

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The Underdogs
A Novel of the Mexican Revolution
Written by Mariano Azuela
Revised by Beth Jorgensen
Translated by E. Munguia, Jr.
Introduction by Ilan Stavans


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75942-0 (0-375-75942-5)

Hailed as the greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution, The Underdogs recounts the story of an illiterate but charismatic Indian peasant farmer’s part in the rebellion against Porfirio Díaz, and his subsequent loss of belief in the cause when the revolutionary alliance becomes factionalized. Azuela’s masterpiece is a timeless, authentic portrayal... Read more >
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Daytripper

Written by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2969-6 (1-4012-2969-7)

A Library Journal 2011 Best Book — Graphic Novel

Daytripper follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in Bras’ life in exotic Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. And then, the following story starts up at a... Read more >

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Cuentos Folkloricos Latinoamericanos
Fábulas de las tradiciones hispanas e indígenas
Edited by John Bierhorst


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71397-2 (0-375-71397-2)

The wisdom and artistry of Latin America’s storytellers preserve one of the world’s richest folktale traditions—combining the lore of medieval Europe, the ancient Near East, and pre-Columbian America. Among the essential characters are the quiet man’s wife who knew the Devil’s secrets, the tree daughters who robbed their father’s grave, and... Read more >

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Latin American Folktales
Stories from Hispanic and Indian Traditions
Written by John Bierhorst


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71439-9 (0-375-71439-1)

The wisdom and artistry of Latin America’s storytellers preserve one of the world’s richest folktale traditions—combining the lore of medieval Europe, the ancient Near East, and pre-Columbian America. Among the essential characters are the quiet man’s wife who knew the Devil’s secrets, the tree daughters who robbed their father’s grave, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Where There's Love, There's Hate

Written by Adolfo Bioy Casares and Silvina Ocampo
Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine and Jessica Ernst Powell


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-150-8 (1-61219-150-9)

In seaside Bosque de Mar, guests at the Hotel Central are struck by double misfortune: the mysterious death of one of their party, and an investigation headed by the physician, writer and insufferable busybody, Dr. Humberto Huberman. When quiet, young translator Mary is found dead on the first night of Huberman’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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El tercer Reich

Written by Roberto Bolaño


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47614-2 (0-307-47614-6)

Udo Berger, escritor fracasado y campeón de juegos de estrategia, viaja de nuevo al pequeño pueblo de la Costa Brava catalana donde pasaba los veranos de su infancia. Acompañado por su novia, pasa la mayor parte del tiempo con su juego favorito: El Tercer Reich. Una noche conocen a otra pareja... Read more >

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Los detectives salvajes

Written by Roberto Bolaño


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47611-1 (0-307-47611-1)

“Una obra maestra”. —The New Yorker

Arturo Belano y Ulises Lima, dos quijotes modernos, salen tras las huellas de Cesárea Tinajero, la misteriosa escritora desaparecida en México en los años posteriores a la revolución. Esa búsqueda —el viaje y sus consecuencias— se prolonga durante veinte años, bifurcándose a través de numerosos... Read more >

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Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview
And Other Conversations
Written by Roberto Bolaño
Translated by Sybil Perez
Introduction by Marcela Valdes


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-095-2 (1-61219-095-2)

With the release of Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives in 1998, journalist Monica Maristain discovered a writer “capable of befriending his readers.” After exchanging several letters with Bolaño, Maristain formed a friendship of her own, culminating in an extensive interview with the novelist about truth and consequences, an interview that turned... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Ficciones

Written by Jorge Luis Borges


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 25, 1993
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-42299-0 (0-679-42299-4)

With an Introduction by John Sturrock; translated by Anthony Kerrigan. Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
Written by Jorge Luis Borges
Translated by Kit Maude


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-204-8 (1-61219-204-1)

Days before his death, Borges gave an intimate interview to his friend, the Argentine journalist Gloria Lopez Lecube. That interview is translated for the first time here, giving English-language readers a new insight into his life, loves, and thoughts about his work and country at the end of his life.

Accompanying that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Solibo Magnificent

Written by Patrick Chamoiseau


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 1999
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75176-2 (0-679-75176-9)

A New York Times notable book of the yearIn Fort-de-France, Martinique, a colorful group of musicians, street vendors, and hopeless disciples, including the author, gather under a tamarind tree to listen to legendary bard Solibo Magnificent spin tales.  Suddenly, in the middle of a raucously entertaining story,  Solibo drops dead.  So entranced and drunken... Read more >

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Texaco
A Novel
Written by Patrick Chamoiseau


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 24, 1998
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75175-5 (0-679-75175-0)

Of black Martinican provenance, Patrick Chamoiseau gives us Texaco (winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize), an international literary achievement, tracing one hundred and fifty years of post-slavery Caribbean history: a novel that is as much about self-affirmation engendered by memory as it is about a quest for... Read more >

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Passing Through

Written by Colin Channer


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
On Sale: June 29, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-45334-1 (0-345-45334-4)

From the national bestselling author of Waiting in Vain and Satisfy My Soul comes a sexy, witty collection of connected stories set on San Carlos, a tiny island with an old volcano in the Caribbean Sea.

Spanning the early 1900s up to modern times, the stories trace the intersecting lives of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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La última de las muchachas del menú

Written by Denise Chávez
Translated by Liliana Valenzuela


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3432-1 (1-4000-3432-9)

Rocío Esquibel is a girl growing up in a Southern New Mexico town with her mother and sister. She defines her neighborhood by its trees—the willow, the apricot and the one they call the marking tree. Rocío knows she was born in the bedroom closet where she and her sister now... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Have You Seen Marie?

Written by Sandra Cisneros
Illustrated by Ester Hernández


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74386-2 (0-307-74386-1)

Have You Seen Marie? Showcases the storytelling magic of Sandra Cisneros, beloved author of The House on Mango Street. This lyrically told, richly illustrated fable for adults is the tale of a woman’s search, in the wake of her mother’s death, for a missing cat—and a reminder that love, even when... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Have You Seen Marie?

Written by Sandra Cisneros
Illustrated by Ester Hernández


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59794-6 (0-307-59794-6)

The internationally acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street gives us a deeply moving tale of loss, grief, and healing: a lyrically told, richly illustrated fable for grown-ups about a woman’s search for a cat who goes missing in the wake of her mother’s death.

The word “orphan” might not... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Prayers for the Stolen

Written by Jennifer Clement


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3878-9 (0-8041-3878-8)

In this acclaimed, debut novel by Jennifer Clement, Prayers for the Stolen explores the fate of women caught up in Mexico’s drug wars. Clement was awarded the NEA Fellowship for Literature for the book in 2012.

Born in a rural Mexico region where girls are disguised as boys to avoid the attentions... Read more >
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