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Loose Woman
Poems
Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 1995
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75527-2 (0-679-75527-6)

Celebrating the cataclysms of love and mapping the faultlines in the Mexican-American psyche, Loose Woman is by turns bawdy, introspective, lyrical, and funny. These poems offer narratives as formally elegant as they are emotional and accessible. They are bound together by the voice of one woman, whose language spans culture and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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My Wicked Wicked Ways

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 17, 1992
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-41821-4 (0-679-41821-0)

Here is a collection of poetry by the author of the acclaimed books The House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek.  Here are verses comic and sad, radiantly pure and plainspoken.

"All poets would do well to follow the example of Sandra Cisneros, who takes no prisoners and has not made... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Vintage Cisneros

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3405-5 (1-4000-3405-1)

“Sandra Cisneros knows both that the heart can be broken and that it can rise and soar like a bird. Whatever story she chooses to tell, we should be listening for a long time to come.” —The Washington Post Book World

One of the most beloved of contemporary American writers, Sandra Cisneros... Read more >
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¿Has visto a María?

Written by Sandra Cisneros
Illustrated by Ester Hernández
Translated by Liliana Valenzuela


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74470-8 (0-307-74470-1)

La mundialmente aclamada autora de La casa en Mango Street nos brinda un relato profundamente conmovedor acerca de la pérdida, el duelo y la sanación: una fábula para adultos líricamente narrada y vívidamente ilustrada sobre una mujer que busca un gato extraviado tras la muerte de su madre.

La palabra “huérfana” no... Read more >
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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 >
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La sabiduría de los nuestros

Edited by Yvonne Conde


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: May 23, 2006
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27487-8 (0-307-27487-X)

¡DÉJESE INSPIRAR!

¿Quisiera saber cuáles son los atributos que Shakira valora más en sí misma?

O
¿por qué Frida Kahlo se autoretrataba tan frecuentemente?

Esta colección única de sobre 1.000 citas legendarias, producto de las mentes más brillantes y las estrellas más reconocidas del mundo hispano, expone todo el humor y la audacia de... Read more >

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Family Sentence
The Search for My Cuban-Revolutionary, Prison-Yard, Mythic-Hero, Deadbeat Dad
Written by Jeanine Cornillot


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0617-7 (0-8070-0617-3)

Jeanine Cornillot was just two years old when her father, a former Cuban revolutionary turned anti-Castro militant, was sentenced to thirty years in a Florida prison for political bombings. His absence left a single mother to raise four children who kept his incarceration a secret and conjured a mythic father-hero out... Read more >

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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 >
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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 >
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Enduring Patagonia

Written by Gregory Crouch


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76128-7 (0-375-76128-4)

Patagonia is a strange and terrifying place, a vast tract of land shared by Argentina and Chile where the violent weather spawned over the southern Pacific charges through the Andes with gale-force winds, roaring clouds, and stinging snow. Squarely athwart the latitudes known to sailors as the roaring forties and furious... Read more >
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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 >
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Butterfly's Way
Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States
Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $16.50
ISBN: 978-1-56947-218-7 (1-56947-218-1)

In four sections–Childhood, Migration, First Generation, and Return–the contributors to this anthology write powerfully, often hauntingly, of their lives in Haiti and the United States. Jean-Robert Cadet’s description of his Haitian childhood as a restavec–a child slave–in Port-au-Prince contrasts with Dany Laferriere’s account of a ten-year-old boy and his beloved grandmother... Read more >
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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 >
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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 >
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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 >
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The Dew Breaker

Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3429-1 (1-4000-3429-9)

Winner of the 2005 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction


We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly between Haiti in the 1960s and... Read more >
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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 >
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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 >
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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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Perla

Written by Carolina De Robertis


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74417-3 (0-307-74417-5)

From the author of the international bestseller, The Invisible Mountain, comes Perla, a coming-of-age story based on one of the darkest chapters in Argentinean history.

Growing up as a privileged only child in Buenos Aires, Perla Correa learned early on not to discuss the profession of her naval officer father in... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
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