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Manuscript Found in Accra

Written by Paulo Coelho
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 31, 2013
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80505-8 (0-345-80505-4)

The great wisdom of life is that we can be masters of the things that try to enslave us

“There is nothing wrong with anxiety. Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible... Read more >

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Manuscript Found in Accra

Written by Paulo Coelho
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34983-3 (0-385-34983-1)

July 14, 1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city’s gates. There, inside the ancient city’s walls, men and women of every age and every faith have gathered to hear the wise words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. He has summoned the... Read more >

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The Meaning of Consuelo
A Novel
Written by Judith Ortiz Cofer


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 30, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8387-1 (0-8070-8387-9)

La nina seria, the serious child. That’s how Consuelo’s mother has cast her pensive, book-loving daughter, while Consuelo’s younger sister, Mili, is seen as vivacious–a ray of tropical sunshine. Two daughters: one dark, one light; one to offer comfort and consolation, the other to charm and delight. But something is not... Read more >

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Windward Heights

Written by Maryse Conde


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-216-3 (1-56947-216-5)

Prizewinning writer Maryse Cond reimagines Emily Brontë’s passionate novel as a tale of obsessive love between the “African” Rayz and Cathy, the mulatto daughter of the man who takes Rayz in and raises him, but whose treatment goads him into rebellious flight. Retaining the emotional power of the original, Cond shows... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Blow-Up
And Other Stories
Written by Julio Cortazar


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 12, 1985
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-72881-0 (0-394-72881-5)

Collected in this volume are fifteen stories in which Cortázar explores the boundary where the everyday meets the mysterious−brilliant, eerie voyages into the unkown.

"A splendid collection." —The New Yorker

"Cortázar at his best." —Michael Wood Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hopscotch
A Novel
Written by Julio Cortazar


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 12, 1987
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-75284-6 (0-394-75284-8)

Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinean writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves “the Club.” A child’s death and the mistress’s disappearance put an end to Oliveira’s life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt him to return to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Breath, Eyes, Memory
A Novel
Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 18, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70504-5 (0-375-70504-X)

Set in the villages of Haiti and in New York's community of Haitian exiles, Breath, Eyes, Memory is the story of Sophie Caco, who was conceived in an act of violence, abandoned by her mother and then, at the age of 12, is summoned to join in her in the United... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Brother, I'm Dying

Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3430-7 (1-4000-3430-2)

From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her “second father,” when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she was both elated and saddened when, at twelve, she joined her parents and youngest... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Claire of the Sea Light

Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27179-2 (0-307-27179-X)

From the best-selling author of Brother, I’m Dying and The Dew Breaker: a stunning new work of fiction that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing.

Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea Light—is an enchanting... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Create Dangerously
The Immigrant Artist at Work
Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94643-0 (0-307-94643-6)

A New York Times Notable Book
A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year

In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile.

Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Farming of Bones

Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-349-2 (1-61695-349-7)

A New York Times Notable Book
ALA Booklist Editor’s Choice

It is 1937 and Amabelle Désir, a young Haitian woman living in the Dominican Republic, has built herself a life as the servant and companion of the wife of a wealthy colonel. She and Sebastian, a cane worker, are deeply in love and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Krik? Krak!

Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 2, 1996
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76657-5 (0-679-76657-X)

When Haitians tell a story, they say, "Krik?" and the eager listeners answer, "Krak!" In Krik? Krak! Danticat establishes herself as the latest heir to that narrative tradition with nine stories that encompass both the cruelties and the high ideals of Haitian life. They tell of women who continue loving behind... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Alienist

Written by Machado De Assis


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-107-2 (1-61219-107-X)

A classic work of literature by “the greatest author ever produced in Latin America.” (Susan Sontag)

Brilliant physician Simão Bacamarte sacrifices a prestigious career to return home and dedicate himself to the budding field of psychology. Bacamarte opens the first asylum in Brazil hoping to crown himself and his hometown with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Invisible Mountain

Written by Carolina De Robertis


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45661-8 (0-307-45661-7)

On the first day of the year 1900, a small town deep in the Uruguayan countryside gathers to witness a miracle—the mysterious reappearance Pajarita, a lost infant who will grow up to begin a lineage of fiercely independent women. Her daughter, Eva, a stubborn beauty intent on becoming a poet, overcomes... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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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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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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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Vuelo del cisne

Written by Rosario Ferré


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71385-9 (0-375-71385-9)

El amor y la lealtad son puestos a pueba en esta novela llena de brío y agudeza de la reconocida autora puertorriqueña, Rosario Ferré, autora de La casa de la laguna. Se trata de la historia de una bailarina famosa mundialmente que, en el 1917, visita a Puerto Rico en gira... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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