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January 2016: Phillippe Diederich, Marie Marquardt

Join Las Comadres around the world for an interview with Phillippe Diederich author of Sofrito published by Cinco Puntos Press and Additional Conversation with Marie Marquardt author of Dream Things True published by St Martin's Griffin Press.

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January 2016 Book of the Month

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Cinco Puntos Press
By Phillippe Diederich
Published by Cinco Puntos Press
ISBN-13: 978-1941026144

Frank Delgado is no thief. He co-owns a failing Cuban restaurant in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The restaurant, like Frank, is rudderless. Lost. He decides he’ll save the restaurant by traveling to Cuba to steal the legendary chicken recipe from the famed El Ajillo restaurant in Havana. The recipe is a state secret, so prized that no cook knows the whole recipe. But Frank’s rationale is ironclad—Fidel stole the secret from his family, so he will steal it back. He will triumphantly bring that recipe back to Manhattan and turn his fortunes around.

January 2016 Additional Conversation With

About the Book:


Dream Things True

By Marie Marquardt
Published by St Martin’s Griffin Press
ISBN-13: 978-1250070456
Evan and Alma have spent fifteen years living in the same town, connected in a dozen different ways but also living worlds apart — until the day he jumps into her dad’s truck and slams on the brakes.

The nephew of a senator, Evan seems to have it all – except a functional family. Alma has lived in Georgia since she was two, surrounded by a large (sometimes smothering) Mexican family. They both want out of this town. His one-way ticket is soccer; hers is academic success.

When they fall in love, they fall hard, trying to ignore their differences. Then Immigration and Customs Enforcement begins raids in their town, and Alma knows that she needs to share her secret. But how will she tell her country-club boyfriend that she and almost everyone she’s close to are undocumented immigrants?

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