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Boricuas: Influential Puerto Rican Writings - An Anthology

Written by Roberto Santiago


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
On Sale: September 11, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-39502-3 (0-345-39502-6)

This anthology contains poetry, fiction, plays, and essays by:
Jack Agueros
Miguel Algarin
Julia de Burgos
Pedro Jesus Colon
Victor Hernandez Cruz
Jose de Diego
Martin Espada
Sandra Maria Esteves
Ronald Fernandez
Graniela de Pruetzel
Pablo Guzman
Felipe Luciano
Rene Marques
Luis Munoz Marin
Nicholasa Mohr
Willie Perdomo
Pedro Pietri
Miguel Pinero
Reinaldo Povod
Reddie Prinze
Geraldo Rivera
Abraham Rodriguez, Jr.
Clara E. Rodriguez
Esmeralda Santiago
Roberto Santiago
Pedro Juan Soto
Piri Thomas
Edwin Torres
Jose Torres
Joseph B. Vasquez
Ana... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Antigua and My Life Before
A Novel
Written by Marcela Serrano
Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 21, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49802-9 (0-385-49802-0)

Josefa Ferrer, a famous Chilean singer and star, awakens one morning to read in the Santiago newspaper that her best friend, Violeta, has been involved in a brutal act of violence. Overwhelmed with regret and plagued with guilt for not having foreseen the tragedy, Josefa feels compelled to tell Violeta’s life... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Days of the Rainbow

Written by Antonio Skarmeta


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-627-0 (1-59051-627-3)

A novel based on the true story of how an advertising campaign caused the fall of Chile’s dictator, General Pinochet.

Nico, the son of a noted Chilean philosophy professor, witnesses his father’s arrest while he is teaching a class. Bettini, the father of Nico’s best friend, is a leftist advertising executive who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Los minutos negros

Written by Martin Solares


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47536-7 (0-307-47536-0)

Un policía muy poco inteligente debe investigar un crimen ocurrido veinte años antes.

Para resolver el asesinato de un periodista en la calurosa ciudad de Paracuán, Tamaulipas, en el Golfo de México, un policía muy poco inteligente debe investigar un crimen ocurrido veinte años antes. Sin embargo, a medida que se sumerge... Read more >

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Imagining Argentina

Written by Lawrence Thornton


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: November 1, 1991
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-34579-7 (0-553-34579-6)

A 1997 New York Times Notable Book, and winner of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award, and the PEN American Center West Award for Best Novel of 1987. Imagining Argentina is set in the dark days of the late 1970's, when thousands of Argentineans disappeared without a trace into the general's prison... Read more >

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Tyrant Banderas

Written by Ramon del Valle-Inclan
Translated by Peter Bush
Introduction by Alberto Manguel


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-498-2 (1-59017-498-4)

The first great twentieth-century novel of dictatorship, and the avowed inspiration for García Márquez’s The Autumn of the Patriarch and Roa Bastos’s I, the Supreme, Tyrant Banderas is a dark and dazzling portrayal of a mythical Latin American Republic in the grip of a monster. Valle-Inclán, one of the masters of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Buenos Aires Quintet

Written by Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Translated by Nick Caistor


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Melville International Crime
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-034-1 (1-61219-034-0)

Introducing one of crime fiction’s most legendary detectives, and greatest writers, to America

The Argentine army’s “Dirty War” disappeared 30,000 people in six years and the last thing Pepe Carvalho wants is to investigate another vanished person, even if that missing person is his cousin. But blood proves thicker than a fine... Read more >
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Pocho

Written by Jose Antonio Villarreal


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 4, 1970
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-06118-6 (0-385-06118-8)

José Antonio Villarreal here illuminates the world of the “pochos,” Americans whose parents came to the United States from Mexico. Set in Depression-era California, the novel focuses on Richard, a young pocho who experiences the intense conflict between loyalty to the traditions of his family’s past and attraction to new ideas... Read more >
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Pocho

Written by Jose Antonio Villarreal


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 1, 1994
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47407-8 (0-385-47407-5)

Spanish-Language Edition

Villarreal illuminates here the world of “pochos,” Americans whose parents come to the United States from Mexico. Set in Depression-era California, the novel focuses on Richard, a young pocho who experiences the intense conflict between loyalty to the traditions of his family’s past and attraction to new ideas. Richard’s struggle... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Walking Stars
Stories of Magic and Power
Written by Victor Villasenor


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: May 11, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31654-5 (0-385-31654-2)

Consistently hailed as one of today's most important Latin writers, Victor Villase-or presents a collection of stories full of the rich imagination, spirituality, and true life experiences of the Villase-or family in southern California and Mexico. Set against the turmoil of the Mexican revolution and amid the upheaval of his family's... Read more >

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Wild Steps of Heaven

Written by Victor Villasenor


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: February 10, 1997
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31569-2 (0-385-31569-4)

In Rain of Gold, Villase-or brings the history of his Mexican-American ancestry to life with the story of his mother's side of the family. In Wild Steps of Heaven he turns to his father's family, the Villase-ors. Against a backdrop of love and war, magic and heroism, the author creates a... Read more >

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The Magic Orange Tree
and Other Haitian Folktales
Written by Diane Wolkstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 21, 1997
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1077-4 (0-8052-1077-6)

With a new Preface by Diane Wolkstein, and a new Foreword by Edwidge Danticat. This volume collects twenty-seven Haitian folktales and songs.  Wolkstein traveled the Haitian countryside in search of stories, then harvested a rich collection of tales, each of which is illuminated by introductory notes. From orange trees growing at the... Read more >

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Bonsai
A Novel
Written by Alejandro Zambra
Translated by Carolina De Robertis


Format: Trade Paperback, 86 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-168-3 (1-61219-168-1)

Winner of Chile’s Literary Critics’ Award for Best Novel

Hailed as a great Latin American literary event, this stylistically innovative, elliptically told tale of a young man and his love who mysteriously disappears is, as the narrator tells us, “a simple story that becomes complicated.”

Through both the distance and closeness of these... Read more >
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Short Stories by Latin American Women
The Magic and the Real
Written by Celia Correas Zapata
Introduction by Isabel Allende


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6707-4 (0-8129-6707-0)

In her Foreword, Isabel Allende states, “This anthology is so valuable; it lays open the emotions of writers who, in turn, speak for others still shrouded in silence.”

Celia Correas de Zapata, an internationally recognized expert in the field of Latin American fiction written by women, has collected stories by thirty-one... Read more >
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