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2018 Teleconference Series

Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club is a partnership between Las Comadres and Association of American Publishers (AAP) to promote reading of Latino authors. Membership is open to everyone. Most of the books are also available in Spanish. We welcome you to join our National […]

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January Olga Campos Benz

January 2018 Book of the Month It’s News To Me by Olga Campos Benz Published by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform ISBN-10:  1540712478 ISBN-13:  978-1540712479   SYNOPSIS: Life in television news is not as glamorous, exciting or entertaining as viewers might think.  At least it’s not for anchor-reporter Marissa […]

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October Rodrigo Hasbún

October 2017 Book of the Month Affections by Rodrigo Hasbún Published by: Simon & Schuster ISBN-10: 1501154796 ISBN-13: 978-1501154799   SYNOPSIS: A haunting novel about an unusual family’s breakdown—set in South America during the time of Che Guevara and inspired by the life of Third Reich cinematographer Hans Ertl—from the […]

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September Mayte Garcia

September 2017 Book of the Month The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince by Mayte Garcia  Published by: Hachette Books ISBN-10: 0316468975 ISBN-13: 978-0316468978   SYNOPSIS: Music icon Prince is revered not only for his remarkable music, but also for his enigmatic and mysterious public image. Few knew him intimately. Arguably, no […]

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August: Cecilia Velástegui

August 2017    Book of the Month Lucia Zarate by Cecilia Velástegui Published by: Libros Publishing ISBN-10: 0990671380 ISBN-13: 978-0990671381   SYNOPSIS: Lucia Zárate is based on the poignant, real-life odyssey of the world’s smallest woman. Pretty and gregarious, Lucia Zárate was just twenty inches tall. A celebrity after her ‘display’ […]

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July: Liza Treviño

July 2017    Book of the Month   All That Glitters by Liza Treviño Published by: Koehler Books   ISBN-10: 1633933083 ISBN-13: 978-1633933088     Book Synopsis (Short):  All That Glitters is a Latina-centric, rags-to-glam Hollywood saga with a serious edge. Alexandria Moreno—clever, sexy, driven and, at times, self-destructive. She blazes a path from Texas to […]

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June: Judith Ortiz Cofer

June 2017    Book of the Month THE CRUEL COUNTRY by Judith Ortiz Cofer Published by: The University of Georgia Press ISBN: 978-0820347639  Synopsis: “I am learning the alchemy of grief―how it must be carefully measured and doled out, inflicted―but I have not yet mastered this art,” writes Judith Ortiz […]

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Summer 2017 Reading List

PRESS RELEASE LAS COMADRES AND FRIENDS NATIONAL LATINO BOOK CLUB ** CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF CONNECTING READERS THROUGH LATINO LITERATURE ** Third Annual 2017 Summer Reading List FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 2017 CONTACT: Maria Ferrer Media Relations Coordinator mferrer.lcbookclub@gmail.com New York, NY—Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book […]

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May: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

May 2017    Book of the Month   CERTAIN DARK THINGS by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Published by: Thomas Dunne Books   ISBN: 9781250099082   Synopsis:   Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…   Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eeking out a […]

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April: Emmy Perez & Maritere Rodriguez Bellas

April 2017 BOM   With the River on our Face by Emmy Perez Published by: University of Arizona Press ISBN: 9780816533442       Bio: Emmy Pérez earned her MFA from Columbia University and her BA from the University of Southern California. She is an associate professor […]

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