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La Perdida

Written by Jessica Abel


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71471-9 (0-375-71471-5)

From the Harvey and Lulu award–winning creator of Artbabe comes this riveting story of a young woman’s misadventures in Mexico City. Carla, an American estranged from her Mexican father, heads to Mexico City to “find herself.” She crashes with a former fling, Harry, who has been drinking his way through the... Read more >

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Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

Written by Oscar Zeta Acosta


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 17, 1989
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72213-7 (0-679-72213-0)

Introduction by Hunter S. Thompson
Afterword by Marco Acosta.

An underground classic since it was first published in 1972, The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo is Acosta's own account of coming of age as a Chicano. Famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Revolt of the Cockroach People

Written by Oscar Zeta Acosta


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 28, 1989
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72212-0 (0-679-72212-2)

Introduction by Hunter S. Thompson
Afterword by Marco Acosta.

In this exhilarating sequel to The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Oscar Zeta Acosta (the real life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo") takes readers behind the front lines of the militant Chicano movement of the late sixties and seventies. Before... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Caracol Beach
A Novel
Written by Eliseo Alberto
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70506-9 (0-375-70506-6)

Winner of the International Alfaguara Novel Prize

A thriller, a tragedy, a perfectly timed farce—Eliseo Alberto’s tale of a mad Cuban war veteran who plots his own extermination is all this more.

Beto Milanés, the night watchman at a graveyard in the Florida resort town of Caracol Beach, is a guilt-ridden Cuban war... Read more >

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Amor

Written by Isabel Allende


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80601-7 (0-345-80601-8)

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 hardcover.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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La isla bajo el mar

Written by Isabel Allende


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47605-0 (0-307-47605-7)

Para ser una esclava en el Saint-Domingue de finales del siglo XVIII, Zarité había tenido buena estrella: a los nueve años fue vendida a Toulouse Valmorain, un rico terrateniente, pero no conoció ni el agotamiento de las plantaciones de caña ni la asfixia y el sufrimiento de los trapiches, porque siempre... 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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The War of the Saints

Written by Jorge Amado


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: February 1, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-37440-7 (0-553-37440-0)

With The War Of The Saints, author Jorge Amado has created an exuberant tale set among the flashing rhythms, intoxicating smells, and bewitching colors of the carnival. The holy icon of Saint Barbara of the Thunder is bound for the city of Bahia for an exhibition of holy art. As the... 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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Lazarillo de Tormes

Written by Anonymous


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47574-9 (0-307-47574-3)

El Lazarillo es, sin duda, la mejor de las novelas del género que ella inaugura, el picaresco.

El Lazarillo es, sin duda, la mejor de las novelas del género que ella inaugura, el picaresco. Relata las desventuras que Lazarillo, un joven de origen humilde, sufre estando al servicio de distintos amos... Read more >

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American Chica
Two Worlds, One Childhood
Written by Marie Arana


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: May 28, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31963-8 (0-385-31963-0)

***2001 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEE - NON-FICTION***

***LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOKS OF 2001 - NON-FICTION***

Now in Paperback.

Written in the tradition of Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez, this is an informative and resonant portrait of a child coming to terms with her bicultural identity. American Chica explores the issues and difficulties that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cellophane

Written by Marie Arana


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: The Dial Press
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33665-9 (0-385-33665-9)

Don Victor Sobrevilla, a lovable, eccentric engineer, always dreamed of founding a paper factory in the heart of the Peruvian rain forest, and at the opening of this miraculous novel his dream has come true—until he discovers the recipe for cellophane. In a life already filled with signs and portents, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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All Souls' Rising
A Novel of Haiti (1)
Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7653-6 (1-4000-7653-6)

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction

In this first installment of his epic Haitian trilogy, Madison Smartt Bell brings to life a decisive moment in the history of race, class, and colonialism. The slave uprising in Haiti was a momentous contribution to the tide of revolution that swept over the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Master of the Crossroads

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7838-7 (1-4000-7838-5)

Continuing his epic trilogy of the Haitian slave uprising, Madison Smartt Bell’s Master of the Crossroads delivers a stunning portrayal of Toussaint Louverture,  former slave, military genius and liberator of Haiti, and his struggle against the great European powers to free his people in the only successful slave revolution in history. At the outset, Toussaint... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Stone that the Builder Refused

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7618-5 (1-4000-7618-8)

Following the widely acclaimed All Souls’ Rising and Master of the Crossroads, Madison Smartt Bell gives us the climactic final chapter in the life of Toussaint Louverture, the legendary leader of the only successful slave revolution in history.

In 1791, what would become known as the Haitian Revolution began as a rebellion... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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For All of Us, One Today
An Inaugural Poet's Journey
Written by Richard Blanco


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3380-7 (0-8070-3380-4)

In this brief and evocative memoir, Richard Blanco shares his life as a Latino immigrant and openly gay man discovering a new, emotional understanding of what it means to be an American. He tells the story of the call from the White House committee and all the exhilaration and upheaval of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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2666

Written by Roberto Bolaño


Format: Trade Paperback, 1136 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47595-4 (0-307-47595-6)

Uno de los 10 libros del año del
New York Times Book Review

Cuatro académicos tras la pista de un enigmático escritor alemán; un periodista de Nueva York en su primer trabajo en México; un filósofo viudo; un detective de policía enamorado de una esquiva mujer —estos son algunos de los personajes... Read more >
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