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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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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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March: Nely Galan & Karen Valentin

March 2017 Book of the Month: Self-Made: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant and Rich in Every Way by Nely Galan      Published by Spiegel & Grau ISBN: 978-0812989755 Website: FB: Nely.Galan.3 Twitter: @NelyGalan  @BeSelfMadeNow What does it mean to be self-made? It’s not just about having money, but financial […]

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February: Virginia Alanís & Fabiana Elisa Martínez

February Book of the Month:    Love Field By Virginia Alanis ISBN-13: 978-1539678809                                               Published by: Floricanto Press Laura Cano is a Mexican-American teenager living in Dallas in the mid-1980s. She comes from a traditional family from Nuevo León, Mexico. When Laura was a child, she […]

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January: Zoraida Córdova & Patricia Santos Marcantonio

  January 2017 – Book of the Month Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova Synopsis: Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives. Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a […]

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