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Sand County Almanac

Written by Aldo Leopold


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 12, 1986
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-34505-9 (0-345-34505-3)

A delicate and tender picture of a wilderness nevermore, Sand County Almanac explores the breathtaking diversity of the unspoiled American landscape at the peak of its beauty and majesty. Conjuring up one extraordinary vision after another, Leopold takes readers with him on the road and through the seasons on a fantastic... Read more >

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Cuba: My Revolution

Written by Inverna Lockpez
Illustrated by Dean Haspiel


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2217-8 (1-4012-2217-X)

Seventeen-year-old Sonia, a medical student with dreams of becoming a modernist painter, is caught up in Fidel Castro’s revolution from the moment it captures Havana on New Year’s Eve 1958. While her eccentric mother hatches an increasingly desperate series of plans to flee Cuba, Sonia joins the militia and volunteers as... Read more >

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Gabriel García Márquez
A Life
Written by Gerald Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47286-1 (0-307-47286-8)

In this exhaustive and enlightening biography—nearly two decades in the making—Gerald Martin dexterously traces the life and times of one of the twentieth century’s greatest literary titans, Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez.

Martin chronicles the particulars of an extraordinary life, from his upbringing in backwater Columbia and early journalism career, to the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Gabriel García Márquez
Una Vida
Written by Gerald Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 22, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47228-1 (0-307-47228-0)

A MAJOR LITERARY EVENT: The first comprehensive biography of the most popular international novelist of our time—author of One Hundred Years Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera —now available in Spanish.

Designated by Gabriel García Márquez to be his official biographer, Gerald Martin has interviewed the Nobel laureate at regular... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Mother Tongue

Written by Demetria Martinez


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
On Sale: August 12, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-41656-8 (0-345-41656-2)

Mary is nineteen and living alone in Albuquerque. Adrift in the wake of her mother's death, she longs for something meaningful to take her over. Then José Luis enters her life. A refugee from El Salvador and its bloody civil war, José has been smuggled to the United States as part... Read more >
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La novela de Perón
Spanish-language edition
Written by Tomas Eloy Martinez


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: May 6, 1997
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78146-2 (0-679-78146-3)

Un éxito instantáneo en América Latina, La novel de Perón, escrita por el periodista y novelista argentino Tomás Eloy Martínez, antex de la publicación de su renombrada Santa Evita, es una ficción que cuenta la verdad. Combinando artículos de diario, fotos, testimonios y entrevistas del autor con el mismo Perón, con... Read more >

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Santa Evita

Written by Tomas Eloy Martinez


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 29, 1997
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76814-2 (0-679-76814-9)

From one of Latin America's finest writers comes a mesmerizing novel about the legendary Eva Peron. Bigger than fiction, Eva Peron was the poor-trash girl who reinvented herself as a beauty, snared Argentina's dictator, reigned as uncrowned queen of the masses, and was struck down by cancer. When her desperate but... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Santa Evita
Spanish-language edition
Written by Tomas Eloy Martinez


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 17, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77629-1 (0-679-77629-X)

From one of Latin America's finest writers comes a mesmerizing novel about the legendary Eva Peron. Bigger than fiction, Eva Peron was the poor-trash girl who reinvented herself as a beauty, snared Argentina's dictator, reigned as uncrowned queen of the masses, and was struck down by cancer. When her desperate, but... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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arráncame la vida

Written by Angeles Mastretta


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: June 23, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70199-3 (0-375-70199-0)

A young girl recounts her girlhood and eventual marriage to a general of the Mexican revolution. By one of the most outstanding writers of the new feminist Mexican literature, it is at once a haunting novel of one woman's life and a powerful account of post-revolutionary Mexico from a female perspective... Read more >

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Mal de amores

Written by Angeles Mastretta


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: June 23, 1998
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70200-6 (0-375-70200-8)

Mal de amores es la historia de una pasión entretejida entre la historia de un país, de una guerra, de una familia y de varias vocaciones desmesuradas.

Emilia Sauri, la protagonista de esta inqietante novela, nace en una familia liberal ye tiene la fortuna de aprender acerca del mundo de quienes lo... Read more >

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Contemporary Latin American Short Stories

Written by Pat McNees


Format: Trade Paperback, 402 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 29, 1996
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91226-3 (0-449-91226-4)

Striking in its imagery, history, and scope, Latin American fiction has finally come into its own throughout the world. Collected in this brilliant volume are thirty-five of the finest writers of this century, including: Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, Julio Cortazar, Miguel Angel Asturias, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Amado, Octavio Paz... Read more >

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Edgewater Angels
A Novel
Written by Sandro Meallet


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72561-6 (0-375-72561-X)

Set in the projects of Los Angeles, California, Edgewater Angels chronicles the adolescence of Sunny Toomer, a streetwise young man endlessly sandwiched between the right and wrong thing to do. In a neighborhood where an absentminded stare might be mistaken for a silent challenge for turf, and asking someone if they... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Second Death of Unica Aveyano

Written by Ernesto Mestre-Reed


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3316-4 (1-4000-3316-0)

One night in April, Única Aveyano sneaks out of her Miami nursing home and wanders toward the sea. Whether she intends to end her life or simply look at the ocean depends on whom you believe. She leaves behind her husband, a devoted nurse, the solicitude of her family—and the images... Read more >
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How I Learned English
55 Accomplished Latinos Recall Lessons in Language and Life
Written by Tom Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0097-7 (1-4262-0097-8)

All over the world there are people struggling to master the quirks and challenges of English. In today's America, many millions of them are Latino—and in this eloquent collection, nearly 60 of the best known contribute fascinating, revealing, often touching essays on the very personal process each went through to achieve... Read more >

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A House for Mr. Biswas
A Novel
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70716-2 (0-375-70716-6)

The early masterpiece of V. S. Naipaul’s brilliant career, A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul’s father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century’s finest novels.

In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Miguel Street

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 23, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71387-3 (0-375-71387-5)

“A stranger could drive through Miguel Street and just say ‘Slum!’ because he could see no more.” But to its residents this derelict corner of Trinidad’s capital is a complete world, where everybody is quite different from everybody else. There’s Popo the carpenter, who neglects his livelihood to build “the thing... Read more >
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The Mimic Men
A Novel
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70717-9 (0-375-70717-4)

A profound novel of cultural displacement, The Mimic Men masterfully evokes a colonial man’s experience in a postcolonial world.

Born of Indian heritage and raised on a British-dependent Caribbean island, Ralph Singh has retired to suburban London, writing his memoirs as a means to impose order on a chaotic existence. His memories... Read more >
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The Mystic Masseur

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70714-8 (0-375-70714-X)

In this slyly funny novel–his first–V. S. Naipaul traces the unlikely career of Ganesh Ramsumair, a failed schoolteacher and impecunious village masseur who in time becomes a revered mystic, a thriving entrepreneur, and the most beloved politician in Trinidad.

In 1940s Trinidad masseurs were the medical practitioners of choice. Ganesh treats not... Read more >
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A Way in the World
A Novel
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 24, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76166-2 (0-679-76166-7)

Naipaul intertwines memory and history to create an ambitious fictional archaeology of colonialism. Spanning continents and centuries and defying literary categories, A Way in the World tells intersecting stories whose protagonists include the disgraced and half-demented Sir Walter Raleigh who seeks El Dorado in the New World; the 19th century insurgent... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dime quién soy

Written by Julia Navarro


Format: Trade Paperback, 1104 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74172-1 (0-307-74172-9)

Una apasionante aventura protagonizada por unos personajes inolvidables cuyas vidas construyen un magnífico retrato de la historia del siglo XX.

Un periodista recibe la propuesta de investigar la vida de su bisabuela, Amelia Garayoa, una mujer de la que sólo se sabe que huyó abandonando a su marido y a su... Read more >
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Mundo Cruel
Stories
Written by Luis Negron
Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-418-3 (1-60980-418-X)

Luis Negrón’s debut collection reveals the intimate world of a small community in Puerto Rico joined together by its transgressive sexuality. The writing straddles the shifting line between pure storytelling and satire, exploring the sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking nature of survival in a decidedly cruel world.

“Hilarious and heart-wrenching, provocative and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Veinte poemas de amor y una cancion de desesperada y cien sonetos de amor

Written by Pablo Neruda


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47474-2 (0-307-47474-7)

Premio Nobel de Literatura

“El más grande poeta del siglo xx en cualquier idioma”. —Gabriel García Márquez

Un gran éxito desde el mismo momento de su publicación en 1924 cuando el autor contaba con tan solo diecinueve años, Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada causó un fuerte revuelo en la conservadora... Read more >

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Natural Histories
Stories
Written by Guadalupe Nettel
Translated by J. T. Lichtenstein


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-551-7 (1-60980-551-8)

Siamese fighting fish, cockroaches, cats, a snake, and a strange fungus all serve here as mirrors that reflect the unconfessable aspects of human nature buried within us. The traits and fates of these animals illuminate such deeply natural, human experiences as the cruelty born of cohabitation, the desire to reproduce and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Latin American Writers at Work

Written by Paris Review
Introduction by Derek Wolcott


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 18, 2003
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77349-8 (0-679-77349-5)

The fourth book in the Modern Library’s Paris Review Writers at Work series, Latin American Writers at Work is a collection of interviews with some of the most important and acclaimed Latin American writers of our time. The text of these fascinating conversations were compiled from the annals of The Paris... Read more >

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Stolen Images
Lumumba and the Early Films of Raoul Peck
Written by Raoul Peck
Translated by Catherine Temerson
Foreword by Bertrand Tavernier


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-393-3 (1-60980-393-0)

Among today’s leading filmmakers, none brings to the screen such a deep awareness of how power is channeled from First to Third World societies, or exhibits such great human sensitivity, as Raoul Peck, whose seminal film Lumumba, and three other early feature and documentary screenplays, are collected here for the first... Read more >
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