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Así es como la pierdes
Relatos
Written by Junot Díaz


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80524-9 (0-345-80524-0)

Así es como la pierdes es un libro sobre mujeres que quitan el sentido y sobre el amor y el ardor. Y sobre la traición porque a veces traicionamos lo que más queremos, y también es un libro sobre el suplicio que pasamos después –los ruegos, las lágrimas, la sensación de... Read more >
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Miami

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 29, 1998
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78180-6 (0-679-78180-3)

It is where Fidel Castro raised money to overthrow Batista and where two generations of Castro’s enemies have raised armies to overthrow him, so far without success. It is where the bitter opera of Cuban exile intersects with the cynicism of U.S. foreign policy. It is a city whose skyrocketing murder... Read more >

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Cuba in Mind
An Anthology
Edited by Maria Finn Dominguez


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7613-0 (1-4000-7613-7)

Since Columbus arrived in 1492 and called Cuba “the most beautiful country that human eyes have ever seen,” few places on earth have evoked such passion. The thirty-one writers in Cuba in Mind offer ample proof of the fascinations that have lured generations of travelers.

In this richly varied anthology of poetry... Read more >

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Mexico in Mind

Written by Maria Finn Dominguez


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27488-5 (0-307-27488-8)

Two centuries of writers drawn to Mexico–from D. H. Lawrence, John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, and Tennessee Williams to Salman Rushdie, Anita Desai, and Sandra Cisneros

This scintillating literary travel guide gathers the work of great writers celebrating Mexico in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Ranging from 1843 to the present, Mexico in Mind... Read more >

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Girl Like Che Guevara

Written by Teresa De La Caridad Doval


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: April 1, 2005
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-397-9 (1-56947-397-8)

Sixteen-year-old Lourdes is a dedicated and proud revolutionary who spends the summer of 1982, along with her peers, at the “School-in-the-Fields,” tilling tobacco fields to prove her dedication to Fidel and the revolution.

But she is also a study of contradictions. Lourdes outwardly scoffs at the old ways but wears an... Read more >

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Transportes González e Hija

Written by María Amparo Escandón


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: June 14, 2005
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9650-3 (1-4000-9650-2)

Libertad González, puesta en prisión por un crimen que no revelará inaugura el club de lectura semanal de la biblioteca, leyendo a sus compañeras de prisión de cualquier libro a su alcance, desde Los tres mosqueteros hasta Gu’a Fodor’s de puertos del Caribe. La historia que surge, no tiene nada que... Read more >
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The Five Acts of Diego Leon
A Novel
Written by Alex Espinoza


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6540-0 (1-4000-6540-2)

Acclaimed author Alex Espinoza, whose writing Lisa See has called “fresh, magical, beautiful, and evocative,” returns with a captivating, unforgettable novel set in Hollywood’s Golden Age, as a gifted and determined young man leaves Mexico—and everything he’s ever known—to follow his dreams.

Growing up in a rural village at the height of... Read more >
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Como agua para chocolate

Written by Laura Esquivel


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: January 25, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72123-3 (0-385-72123-4)

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. The classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table... Read more >
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Like Water for Chocolate
A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
Written by Laura Esquivel


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 1, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-42017-4 (0-385-42017-X)

Set in turn-of-the-century Mexico, this romantic, earthy, and poignant story, touched with bittersweet moments of magic and sensuality, celebrates food and passion. As the youngest daughter in a traditional Mexican family led by a tyrannical rancher, Tita de la Garza is bound by tradition to remain unmarried so that she can... Read more >

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Swift as Desire

Written by Laura Esquivel


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72151-6 (0-385-72151-X)

A magical, sensuous new love story from the author of the international bestseller Like Water for Chocolate.

Instead of entering the world crying like other babies, Jublio was born with a smile on his face. He had a gift for hearing what was in people's hearts, for listening to sand dunes sind... Read more >
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Tan veloz como el deseo
Una Novela
Written by Laura Esquivel


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72163-9 (0-385-72163-3)

Laura Esquivel, author the international bestseller Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate), one of the most beloved novels of recent years, returns to favorite themes–the power of love, the truths of the human heart–in this story of an exceptional love affair.

Júbilo Chi is a telegraph operator who born with... Read more >

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De Gabo a Mario
El boom latinoamericano a través de sus premios Nobel
Written by Angel Esteban and Ana Gallego


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74339-8 (0-307-74339-X)

Dos narradores extraordinarios, Gabo y Mario, el poeta y el arquitecto, Lennon y McCartney, el turco y el indio, protagonizan una de las amistades más férreas de toda la literatura universal. Esos mismos amigos, diez años más tarde, terminan su relación con una pelea que llega hasta los puños. Cobijados bajo... Read more >
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La mano de Fátima

Written by Ildefonso Falcones


Format: Trade Paperback, 960 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: August 18, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47606-7 (0-307-47606-5)

La apasionante historia de un joven atrapado entre dos religiones y dos amores, en busca de su libertad y la de su pueblo

España, segunda mitad del siglo XVI: hace más de medio siglo que ha desaparecido el último reino musulmán de la península, el de Granada. Los musulmanes, cuya presencia tenía... Read more >
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Duelo del lenguaje/Language Duel

Written by Rosario Ferré


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: July 30, 2002
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71384-2 (0-375-71384-0)

"English and Spanish have been at war since Queen Elisabeth sank King Felipe's Spanish Armada in 1588," Rosario Ferré writes in the title poem of Language Duel; "Language carries with it all their fire and power." Ferré explores this tension throughout this explosive collection, which plays with the sensual differences between... Read more >

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Rosario Tijeras
A Novel
Written by Jorge Franco
Translated by Gregory Rabassa


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 5, 2005
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-678-0 (1-58322-678-8)

“Since they shot her at point-blank range while she was being kissed, she confused the pain of love with that of death.” Rosario Tijeras is the violent, violated character at the center of Jorge Franco’s study of contrasts, set in self-destructing 1980s Medellín. Her very name-evoking the rosary, and scissors-bespeaks her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Rosario Tijeras
Una Novela
Written by Jorge Franco


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Siete Cuentos
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-612-4 (1-58322-612-5)

Spanish Language Edition

“Since they shot her at point-blank range while she was being kissed, she confused the pain of love with that of death.” Rosario Tijeras is the violent, violated character at the center of Jorge Franco’s study of contrasts, set in self-destructing 1980s Medellín. Her very name-evoking the rosary, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The Eagle's Throne
A Novel
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Kristina Cordero


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7255-9 (0-8129-7255-4)

Set in the near future, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Mexico’s idealistic president has dared to vote against the U.S. occupation of Colombia and Washington’s refusal to pay OPEC prices for oil. Retaliation is swift. Concocting a “glitch” in a Florida satellite, America’s president cuts Mexico’s communications... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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This I Believe
An A to Z of a Life
Written by Carlos Fuentes


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 16, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7254-2 (0-8129-7254-6)

In this masterly, deeply personal, and provocative book, the internationally renowned Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, whose work has been called “a combination of Poe, Baudelaire, and Isak Dinesen” (Newsweek), steps back to survey the wellsprings of art and ideology, the events that have shaped our time, and his extraordinary life and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories

Edited by Carlos Fuentes and Julio Ortega


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 5, 2000
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77551-5 (0-679-77551-X)

In The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories, Julio Ortega and Carlos Fuentes present the most compelling short fiction from Mexico to Chile. Surreal, poetic, naturalistic, urbane, peasant-born: All styles intersect and play, often within a single piece. There is "The Handsomest Drown Man in the World," the García Márquez fable... Read more >

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Doña Bárbara

Written by Rómulo Gallegos


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47230-4 (0-307-47230-2)

Publicada por primera vez en 1929, este clásico de la literatura venezolana y latinoamericana narra el apasionado triángulo amoroso entre Santos Luzardo, doña Bárbara y su hija, Marisela.

Cuando el abogado Santos Luzardo vuelve a Los Llanos de Apure para reclamar las tierras de su familia, descubre que éstas están en... Read more >
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 7, 2003
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3471-0 (1-4000-3471-X)

“Exquisitely harrowing. . . . Very strange and brilliantly conceived. . . . A sort of metaphysical murder mystery. . . . The murder will stand among the innumerable murders of modern literature as one of the best and most powerfully rendered.” —The New York Times Book Review

A man returns to... Read more >

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Cien años de soledad

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 22, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47472-8 (0-307-47472-0)

“Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de fusilamiento, el coronel Aureliano Buendía había de recordar aquella tarde remota en que su padre lo llevó a conocer el hielo”.

Con estas palabras empieza una novela ya legendaria en los anales de la literatura universal, una de las aventuras literarias más fascinantes del siglo... Read more >

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Clandestine in Chile
The Adventures of Miguel Littin
Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Preface by Francisco Goldman
Translated by Asa Zatz


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-340-4 (1-59017-340-6)

In 1973, the portly, dark-haired, bearded film director Miguel Littín fled Chile after a U.S.-supported military coup toppled the democratically elected Socialist government of Salvador Allende, replacing it with the rule of General Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet’s cruel reign was to last some seventeen years, during which Chile was turned into a... Read more >

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Crónica de una muerte anunciada

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3495-6 (1-4000-3495-7)

“This investigation of an ancient murder takes on the quality of a hallucinatory exploration, a deep groping search into the gathering darkness of human intentions for a truth that continually slithers away.” —New York Review of Books

A spectacular wedding, a sudden scandal, a (perhaps reluctant) murder to which an entire town... Read more >

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Del amor y otros demonios

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47535-0 (0-307-47535-2)

Premio Nobel de Literatura

“Una obra atrevida y cautivadora… García Márquez retiene una voz admirable y vital, y la pluma de un ángel”.
—Los Angeles Times Book Review

El 26 de octubre de 1949 el reportero Gabriel García Márquez fue enviado al antiguo convento de Santa Clara, que iba a ser demolido para edificar... Read more >
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