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Las Christmas

Written by Esmeralda Santiago and Joie Davidow


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: December 1, 1998
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70169-6 (0-375-70169-9)

En esta espléndida extravagancia literaria, veinticino de los más conocidos escritores latinos nos agradan y nos conmueven con sus recuerdos navideños.

El cuento de Julia Álvarez nos enseña como Santicló libró de opresión política a su querido tío. Junot Díaz recuerda su inquieta asimilación a un nuevo país al pasar su primera... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Las Mamis
Favorite Latino Authors Remember Their Mothers
Edited by Esmeralda Santiago and Joie Davidow


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2001
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72687-3 (0-375-72687-X)

The women lovingly portrayed in Las Mamis represent a cross section of Latino life and culture. They come from rich families in the big cities of Latin America, from rural immigrant families, and from the worlds in between-and they share an extraordinary inner strength, often maintained against incredible odds. Pressed by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Las Mamis
Escritores latinos recuerdan a sus madres
Edited by Esmeralda Santiago and Joie Davidow


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: April 17, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72688-0 (0-375-72688-8)

The women lovingly portrayed in Las Mamis represent a cross section of Latino life and culture. They come from rich families in the big cities of Latin America, from rural immigrant families, and from the worlds in between-and they share an extraordinary inner strength, often maintained against incredible odds. Pressed by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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 Loves of Judith
A Novel
Written by Meir Shalev
Translated by Barbara Harshav


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4286-7 (0-8052-4286-4)

A woman with three loves and a son with three fathers: a universal story of passion and personal destiny by the award-winning author of A Pigeon and a Boy.

When the mysterious Judith arrives in a small agricultural village in Palestine in the 1930s, she attracts attention of three men: Moshe, a... Read more >
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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 >
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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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Looking for Poetry
Poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade and Rafael Alberti and Songs from the Quechua
Translated by Mark Strand


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70988-3 (0-375-70988-6)

Carlos Drummond de Andrade, a native-born Brazilian, is universally recognized as the finest and most accessible modern Portugese-language poet and, along with Pablo Neruda, a poet of the common man, writing of home, family, friends, and love.

Rafael Alberti—an elegist primarily—came to Argentina (where he wrote many of his poems) in exile... Read more >

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Por estas calles bravas
(Down These Mean Streets Spanish-Language Edition)
Written by Piri Thomas


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 14, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77628-4 (0-679-77628-1)

Translated by Suzanne Dod Thomas. Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused... 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 >
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Operation Massacre

Written by Rodolfo Walsh
Afterword by Ricardo Piglia
Translated by Daniella Gitlin
Foreword by Michael Greenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 252 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-513-5 (1-60980-513-5)

1956. Argentina has just lost its charismatic president Juán Perón in a military coup, and terror reigns across the land. June 1956: eighteen people are reported dead in a failed Peronist uprising. December 1956: sometime journalist, crime fiction writer, studiedly unpoliticized chess aficionado Rodolfo Walsh learns by chance that one of... Read more >
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The Boys from Little Mexico
A Season Chasing the American Dream
Written by Steve Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0152-3 (0-8070-0152-X)

In the tradition of Buzz Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights, a sensitive and clear-eyed journalist takes us deep inside Oregon’s only all-Hispanic boys’ high school soccer team, a team whose players stand on the cusp of change.

The all-Hispanic boys’ soccer team from Woodburn High has made the playoffs for nineteen straight years--but... 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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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