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6 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 >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
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 >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0181-3 (0-8070-0181-3)

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 >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Desire Unlimited
The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar
Written by Paul Julian Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-177-0 (1-78168-177-5)

In the last decade, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar has grown from critical darling of the film circuit scene to mainstream success. Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always visually glorious, his recent films range from the Academy Award–winning drama Talk to Her to the 2011 horror film The Skin I Live In... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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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