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8 Featured Titles

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Reasons of State

Written by Alejo Carpentier
Translated by Frances Partridge
Introduction by Stanley Crouch

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-279-6 (1-61219-279-3)

In the early 1970s, friends Gabriel García Márquez, Augusto Roa Bastos and Alejo Carpentier reached a joint decision: they would each write a novel about the dictatorships then wreaking misery in Latin America. García Márquez went on to write The Autumn of the Patriarch and Roa Bastos I, the Supreme. The... Read more >
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Claire of the Sea Light

Written by Edwidge Danticat

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47227-4 (0-307-47227-2)

A New York Times Book Review and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year
A Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book
An NPR "Great Read" 
A Library Journal Top Book

Just as her father makes the wrenching decision to send her away for a chance at a better life, Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea... Read more >
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The Book of Unknown Americans
A novel
Written by Cristina Henríquez

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35084-6 (0-385-35084-8)

A boy and a girl who fall in love. Two families whose hopes collide with destiny. An extraordinary novel that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.

Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a... Read more >

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The Fall
A father's memoir in 424 steps
Written by Diogo Mainardi
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa

Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-59051-700-0 (1-59051-700-8)

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Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann

Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27824-1 (0-307-27824-7)

A deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the post-Colombian Americas shaped the world, from the bestselling author of 1491. Presenting the latest research by biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the post-Columbian network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China... Read more >

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Hunting Season
Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town
Written by Mirta Ojito

Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6122-0 (0-8070-6122-0)

In November 2008, Marcelo Lucero, a thirty-seven-year-old undocumented Ecuadorean immigrant, was attacked and murdered by a group of teenagers as he walked the streets of the Long Island village of Patchogue accompanied by a childhood friend. The attackers were out “hunting for beaners.” Chasing, harassing, and assaulting defenseless “beaners”–their slur for... Read more >
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My Beloved World

Written by Sonia Sotomayor

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80483-9 (0-345-80483-X)

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an... Read more >

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Sugar in the Blood
A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire
Written by Andrea Stuart

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47454-4 (0-307-47454-2)

In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. He fell into the life of a sugar plantation owner by mere chance, but by the time he harvested his first crop, a... Read more >
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