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December: Erika Martinez and Juana Medina

December 2016 – Book of the Month Daring to Write – Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women Edited by Erika M. Martínez Synopsis: With this new Latino literary collection Erika M. Martínez has brought together twenty-five engaging narratives written by Dominican women and women of Dominican descent living […]

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November: Patricia Engel and P.T. Rezende

November 2016 Selections: The Veins of the Ocean  By: Patricia Engel Publisher: Grove Press ISBN-13: 978-0802124890 Synopsis: Reina Castillo is the alluring young woman whose beloved brother is serving a death sentence for a crime that shocked the community, throwing a baby off a bridge—a crime for […]

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September 2016: Vanessa Garcia and Sonia Manzano

September Book of the month:   WHITE LIGHT by Vanessa Garcia Publisher: Shade Mountain Press ISBN-13: 978-0991355549 BIO: Vanessa Garcia is a multidisciplinary artist working as a novelist, playwright, and journalist. Her debut novel, White Light, was published in 2015, to great critical acclaim. Named one of […]

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August Book of the Month: Luck is Just the Beginning

LUCK IS JUST THE BEGINNING by Celeste Leon Publisher: Floricanto Press Publication Date: November 27, 2015 ASIN: B018OIKITW Synopsis: When nineteen-year-old Ramón León wins the Puerto Rican lottery, he believes his promise to establish the first dental and medical clinic in his village will be achievable. But […]

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July Book of the Month: Nothing Up My Sleeve by Diana Lopez

    Diana Lopez, Bio: Diana Lopez is the author of the novels Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel, Choke, and Confetti Girl, which won the 2012 William Allen White Award. She is the editor of the journal Huizache and the managing director of CentroVictoria, an […]

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In Search of the Luminous Heart: June 2016 Book of the Month

June BoM Outside Links: Author Publisher About the Book: In Search of the Luminous Heart By Victoria Rivera McKinley Published by O Books ISBN-13: 978-1782798996 Beginning with her family’s origins as tenant farmers in the mountains of Puerto Rico at the turn of the nineteenth century, Victoria […]

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When Reason Breaks: May 2016 Book of the Month

May BoM Outside Links: Book Author Publisher About the Book: When Reason Breaks By Cindy L. Rodriguez Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books ISBN-13: 978-1619634121 A Goth girl with an attitude problem, Elizabeth Davis must learn to control her anger before it destroys her. Emily Delgado appears to […]

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Rant. Chant. Chisme.: April 2016 Book of the Month

Apr BoM Outside Links: Book Author Publisher About the Book: Rant. Chant. Chisme. By Amalia Ortiz Published by Wings Press ISBN-13: 978-1609404444 Rant. Chant. Chisme. is the debut collection of poetry by south Texas native Amalia Ortiz, featuring writing from the first decade of her career. This […]

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Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise: March 2016 Book of the Month

March 2016 Book of the Month: Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise by Oscar Hijuelos Read More Outside Links: Book Author Publisher About the Book: Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise By Oscar Hijuelos Published by Grand Central Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1455561490 Shortly before his sudden passing in October 2013, […]

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Deep Down Dark: February 2016 Book of the Month

February 2016 Book of the Month: Deep Down Dark by Héctor Tobar Read More Outside Links: Book Author Publisher About the Book: Deep Down Dark By Héctor Tobar Published by Picador Trade Press ISBN-13: 978-1250074850 When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August […]

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