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Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Co.
A Road Novel with Literary License
Written by María Amparo Escandón


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 19, 2005
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9735-7 (1-4000-9735-5)

Serving a sentence in a prison in Mexico, Libertad González finds a clever way to pass the time with the weekly Library Club, reading to her fellow inmates from whatever books she can find in the prison’s meager supply. The story that emerges, though, has nothing to do with the words... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Transportes González e Hija

Written by María Amparo Escandón


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: June 14, 2005
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9650-3 (1-4000-9650-2)

Libertad González, puesta en prisión por un crimen que no revelará inaugura el club de lectura semanal de la biblioteca, leyendo a sus compañeras de prisión de cualquier libro a su alcance, desde Los tres mosqueteros hasta Gu’a Fodor’s de puertos del Caribe. La historia que surge, no tiene nada que... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Eagle's Throne
A Novel
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Kristina Cordero


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7255-9 (0-8129-7255-4)

Set in the near future, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Mexico’s idealistic president has dared to vote against the U.S. occupation of Colombia and Washington’s refusal to pay OPEC prices for oil. Retaliation is swift. Concocting a “glitch” in a Florida satellite, America’s president cuts Mexico’s communications... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bordering Fires
The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicana and Chicano Literature
Written by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7718-2 (1-4000-7718-4)

As the descendants of Mexican immigrants have settled throughout the United States, a great literature has emerged, but its correspondances with the literature of Mexico have gone largely unobserved. In Bordering Fires, the first anthology to combine writing from both sides of the Mexican-U.S. border, Cristina García presents a richly diverse... Read more >

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A Handbook to Luck

Written by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27680-3 (0-307-27680-5)

In the late 60s, three teenagers from around the globe are making their way in the world: Enrique Florit, from Cuba, living in southern California with his flamboyant magician father; Marta Claros, getting by in the slums of San Salvador; Leila Rezvani, a well-to-do surgeon's daughter in Tehran. We follow them... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Las caras de la suerte

Written by Cristina García
Translated by Liliana Valenzuela


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27681-0 (0-307-27681-3)

A fines de los años sesenta, tres adolescentes de varios rincones del planeta tratan de encontrar su lugar en el mundo: el cubano Enrique Florit, que vive en el sur de California con su padre, un mago extravagante; Marta Claros, que se las arregla para subsistir en un tugurio de San... Read more >
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Monkey Hunting

Written by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-46610-5 (0-345-46610-1)

Monkey Hunting follows one family from China to Cuba to America in an emotionally resonant tale of immigration, assimilation, and the powerful integrity of self.

In 1857, when Chen Pan signs a contract that will take him from China “beyond the edge of the world to Cuba,” he has no idea that... Read more >
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Voces sin fronteras
Antologia Vintage Espanol de literatura mexicana y chicana contemporánea
Written by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7719-9 (1-4000-7719-2)

As the daughters and sons and grandchildren of Mexican immigrants spread through the United States, more and more of the country is acquiring a Spanish accent. And in Mexico there are very few families that don't have connections en el otro ladro, on the other side. The collisions and cross fertilization... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Cup of Water Under My Bed
A Memoir
Written by Daisy Hernandez


Format: Hardcover, 200 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1448-6 (0-8070-1448-6)

In this lyrical, coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández chronicles what the women in her Cuban-Colombian family taught her about love, money, and race. These lessons—rooted in women’s experiences of migration, colonization, y cariño—define in evocative detail what it means to grow up female in an immigrant home.

In one story, Daisy sets... Read more >
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Caramba!

Written by Nina Marie Martinez


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7738-0 (1-4000-7738-9)

Inspirada en la Lotería, un juego de azar mexicano, esta novela es una alegre y graciosa historia de mamacitas y mariachis, charreadas y concursos de belleza. En el centro de la historia están Nataly y Consuelo, mejores amigas que residen en Lavalandia, California, donde pasan sus días trabajando en la Gran... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Caramba!

Written by Nina Marie Martinez


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72152-3 (0-385-72152-8)

Natalie and Consuelo are like-minded individuals who live in Lava Landing, CA. When they aren’t working at The Big Cheese Plant, they get all dolled up for the racetrack, or go for at a tequila float at The Big Five Four. They urgently need to get Consuelo’s father out of Purgatory... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bodega Dreams

Written by Ernesto Quinonez


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2000
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70589-2 (0-375-70589-9)

In a stunning narrative combining the gritty rhythms of Junot Diaz with the noir genius of Walter Mosley, Bodega Dreams announces the arrival of a writer who The Village Voice has already hailed as "a Writer on the Verge."

The word is out in Spanish Harlem: Willy Bodega is king. Need college... Read more >

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Hunger of Memory
The Education of Richard Rodriguez
Written by Richard Rodriguez


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: February 3, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38251-8 (0-553-38251-9)

Best Book for a Transformative New Year, NPR

The poignant journey of a "minority student" who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation-from his past, his parents, his culture. Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is simultaneously a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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King Bongo
A Novel of Havana
Written by Thomas Sanchez


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73746-9 (0-679-73746-4)

Thomas Sanchez, the author of the Key West novel Mile Zero (“A comic masterpiece bursting with vital characters, its brilliantly contrived plot uncoils with the suspense of a thriller.” —New York Times), returns to the tropics with King Bongo, a fevered dream of dangerous desires and political treachery amid the glamour... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Conquistadora

Written by Esmeralda Santiago


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38859-9 (0-307-38859-X)

As a young girl growing up in Spain, Ana Larragoity Cubillas is powerfully drawn to Puerto Rico by the diaries of an ancestor who traveled there with Ponce de Leon. And in handsome twin brothers Ramon and Inocente—both in love with Ana—she finds a way to get there. Marrying Ramon at... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Mi mundo adorado

Written by Sonia Sotomayor


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80409-9 (0-345-80409-0)

La primera latina y tan sólo la tercera mujer designada a la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos, Sonia Sotomayor se ha convertido en un icono americano contemporáneo. Ahora, con un candor e intimidad nunca antes asumidos por un juez en activo, Sonia nos narra el viaje de su vida —desde... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Pocho

Written by Jose Antonio Villarreal


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 4, 1970
Price: $15.00
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 >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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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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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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