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December 15, 2017

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A selection of writers from across Latin America.

 

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Maya's Notebook: A Novel

Maya's Notebook: A Novel
Allende, Isabel

In her diary, Maya Vidal records her gradual transformation from a life of crime and drug addiction in California to a more hopeful future on a remote island off the Chilean coast.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 8 copies

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United States of Banana

United States of Banana
Braschi, Giannina

An amusing, witty allegory involving the rescue of Puerto Rican Segismundo from his 100 year prison in the Statue of Liberty by the author, Hamlet and Zarathustra, is a keenly observed treatise on freedom.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Hotel Juárez: Stories, Rooms and Loops

Hotel Juárez: Stories, Rooms and Loops
Chacón, Daniel

The stories and flash images in this collection center on the role of literature, the fine arts and imagination in establishing personal identity.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Have You Seen Marie?

Have You Seen Marie?
Cisneros, Sandra

Roz and her cat, Marie, arrive in San Antonio to comfort Sandra after her mother’s death. Marie’s immediate disappearance and the search that ensues provide a poignant fable about love and grief.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her
Díaz, Junot

The author’s singular energetic verve propels the earthy, charming and maddeningly delightful characters of his stories in this collection that explores the vagaries of the human heart.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 19 copies

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The Future Is Not Ours: New Latin American Fiction

The Future Is Not Ours: New Latin American Fiction

The 23 writers whose works comprise this anthology were born and raised during the 1970s, a time of world-wide unrest. These stories reflect their experiences of the Cold War, of dictatorships and as immigrants.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Before the End, After the Beginning

Before the End, After the Beginning
Gilb, Dagoberto

In this collection of ten stories, the author shares his perspective on helplessness, masculinity, immigration law, family struggles and poverty experienced by Latinos living in the American Southwest.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Beautiful María of My Soul, Or, The True Story of María García Y Cifuentes, the Lady Behind A Famous Song: A Novel

Beautiful María of My Soul, Or, The True Story of María García Y Cifuentes, the Lady Behind A Famous Song: A Novel
Hijuelos, Oscar

Now 60 years old, Maria tells her own story of her journey from a childhood of countryside poverty to working in post-war Havana and inspiring the song that made the Mambo Kings famous


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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The Madness of Mamá Carlota

The Madness of Mamá Carlota
Limón, Graciela

Three orphaned sisters take refuge with the Empress Carlotta, who loves Mexico but fails sadly in her marriage and as a ruler, eventually returning to Europe while her companions must decide whether to stay or accompany her.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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The Realm of Hungry Spirits

The Realm of Hungry Spirits
López, Lorraine

Following the kind, peaceful ways of Gandhi and the Dalai Lama, Marina Luceno eventually finds her self-made role as savior and caregiver to the perpetually needy leaves her exhausted and in need of change.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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