• Afterlife

    Afterlife

    Alvarez, Julia

    Antonia, retired professor in Vermont, reflects on her own immigrant experiences and the unexpected loss of her husband when Estela, a pregnant, undocumented teenager, enters her life.

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  • Sea Monsters

    Sea Monsters

    Aridjis, Chloe

    In Mexico City in 1988, 17-year-old Luisa runs away with a troupe of Ukrainian dwarves from a Russian circus in this moody, surreal novel fueled by the 80s-era music of Depeche Mode, Joy Division, and The Cure.

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  • Both Sides

    Both Sides

    This anthology of fifteen short stories, edited by author Gabino Iglesias, delves beyond the headlines with voices that bear witness and bring dimensionality to life and death on the border.

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  • Where We Come From

    Where We Come From

    Cásares, Oscar

    12-year-old Orly leaves Houston after his mother’s death to spend time with his godmother Nina in a small border town. Orly discovers that Nina is housing undocumented immigrants and forms a bond with another boy his age in this emotional, resonant coming-of-age novel.

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  • The House of Impossible Beauties

    The House of Impossible Beauties

    Cassara, Joseph

    Inspired by the cult queer documentary “Paris is Burning” and the infamous House of Xtravaganza, this debut highlights the struggles and joys of Black and brown queer and trans lives in the scene.

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  • When We Left Cuba

    When We Left Cuba

    Cleeton, Chanel

    A Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection, Beatriz Perez may now be living in 1960s Florida, but her heart remains in Cuba. Burning with the desire to destroy Fidel Castro, Beatriz enlists as a spy for the CIA in the hopes of ending her exile.

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  • Dominicana

    Dominicana

    Cruz, Angie

    Based on the author’s mother’s life, 15-year-old Ana’s family marries her to 32-year-old Juan. Married and relocated to New York City from the Dominican Republic, Ana transitions from fear to discovery amidst Vietnam-era America.

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  • You Had Me at Hola

    You Had Me at Hola

    Daria, Alexis

    RITA Award-winning Daria whips up a telenovela-inspired romance about Jasmine, cast into a Latinx comedy series, whose recent break-up was splashed all over the tabloids. When dashing Ashton becomes her co-star, Jasmine’s love life reignites with hilarious and steamy results.

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  • Fade Into You

    Fade Into You

    Darling, Nikki

    Nikki is a biracial teen obsessed with punk rock and musical theater at an L. A. art school who is trying to find herself amidst other ‘90s disaffected youth adrift in drugs and ambition.

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  • Cantoras

    Cantoras

    De Robertis, Carolina

    Five queer women in late 1970s Uruguay find a refuge from the dictatorship and societal expectations for women on a remote cape. This novel explores the oppressive nature of dictatorship, the patriarchal, homophobic pressures of society, and the risks of transgression.

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