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Please join us for our October book club meeting on October 16 at 6:00 PM. While this book club focuses on Latina & Latino authors, this book club is for EVERYONE. So feel free to invite a friend or two. Membership is FREE and open to all. KING OF CUBA By Cristina Garcia
Published by Scribner Publishing
Vivid and alive, Cristina García’s new novel transports readers to Cuba, to Miami, and into the heads of two larger-than-life men—a fictionalized Fidel Castro and an octogenarian Cuban exile obsessed with seeking revenge against the dictator. El Comandante, an aging dictator, shambles about his mansion in Havana, visits a dying friend, tortures hunger strikers in one of his prisons, and grapples with the stale end of his life that is as devoid of grandeur as his nearly sixty-year old revolution....Read more ABOUT CRISTINA GARCIA
Cristina García is the author of six novels, including: Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, Monkey Hunting, A Handbook to Luck, and The Lady Matador’s Hotel. García has edited two anthologies, Cubanísimo: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature and Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a Literature. Two works for young readers, The Dog Who Loved the Moon, and I Wanna Be Your Shoebox were published in 2008. A collection of poetry, The Lesser Tragedy of Death, was published in 2010. Her recent young adult novel, Dreams of Significant Girls, is set in a Swiss boarding school in the 1970s. Garcia's work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into fourteen languages. Conversation With...
Golden Plague By Ila Monroe
Published by Padmore Publishing
Unsuspecting citizens going about their lives are suddenly thrown into a volatile situation in which death is the most likely outcome. Can Valeria and Mercedes, two latinas living in Chicago, directors of a marketing campaign for an international pharmaceutical, save the population when they are as oblivious as the rest of us?....Read moreAdditional Conversation With...
The Fight to Save Juarez By Ricardo Ainslie
Published by University of Texas Press
The City of Juárez is ground zero for the drug war that is raging across Mexico and has claimed close to 60,000 lives since 2007. Almost a quarter of the federal forces that former President Felipe Calderón deployed in the war were sent to Juárez, and nearly 20 percent of the country's drug-related executions have taken place in the city, a city that can be as unforgiving as the hardest places on earth. It is here that the Mexican government came to turn the tide. Whatever happens in Juárez will have lasting repercussions for both Mexico and the United States.....Read more
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