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1.
The House on Mango Street (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Sandra Cisneros


Vintage Books
Paperback - 110 pages
Reissue edition (April 1991)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Jesse Larsen
Esperanza and her family didn't always live on Mango Street. Right off she says she can't remember all the houses they've lived in but "the house on Mango Street is ours and we don't have to pay rent to anybody, or share the yard with the people downstairs, or be careful not to make too much noise,... Read more

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Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Sandra Cisneros


Vintage Books
Paperback - 165 pages
(March 1992)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
A collection of stories, whose characters give voice to the vibrant and varied life on both sides of the Mexican border. The women in these stories offer tales of pure discovery, filled with moments of infinite and intimate wisdom. Read more

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Bodega Dreams
by Ernesto Quinonez


Vintage Books
Paperback - 213 pages
(March 14, 2000)
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4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Growing up in Spanish Harlem, Chino knew he needed three things to survive: a solid friend (his pana), a decent nickname--not some lame thing his parents had called him, like Tito or Googie--and a reputation that he would rather lose a tooth or get his ribs broken than back out of a fight. With the... Read more

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Esperanza's Box of Saints
by Maria Amparo Escandon


Scribner
Paperback - 254 pages
(January 1999)
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4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Where Latin American fiction is concerned, miracles happen every day. Indeed, upon opening a novel written by a Mexican, Chilean, Colombian, or Cuban author, one is slightly disappointed if at least three impossible things don't happen before the opening chapter is over. María Amparo... Read more

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The Circuit : Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child
by Francisco Jimenez


University of New Mexico Press
Paperback - 134 pages
(September 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
From Horn Book
Originally published only in paperback, this is the first hardcover edition of the moving and transcendent book that won the 1998 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for fiction; the appended author's note is from Jiménez's acceptance speech for that award. -- Copyright © 1999 The Horn Book, Inc. All... Read more

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Peel My Love Like an Onion
by Ana Castillo


Doubleday
Hardcover - 224 pages
(September 14, 1999)
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3 out of 5 stars
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Ana Castillo's voice is one of self-confident, hypnotic melancholy. Peel My Love Like an Onion, her fifth book, often reads like a diary rather than a novel--full of dashed-off midnight eloquence but unformed. It's the story of Carmen Santos, a flamenco dancer whose right leg is shriveled from... Read more

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So Far from God : A Novel
by Ana Castillo


Plume
Paperback
Reprint edition (May 1994)
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4 out of 5 stars
From Kirkus Reviews , March 15, 1993
Chicana writer Castillo (whose reputation until now has been mostly regional) brings a warm, sometimes biting but not bitter feminist consciousness to the wondrous, tragic, and engaging lives of a New Mexico mother and her four fated daughters. Poor Sofi! Abandoned by her gambler husband to raise... Read more

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Boricuas : Influential Puerto Rican Writings-An Anthology
by Roberto Santiago(Editor)


Ballantine Books (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 355 pages
(September 1995)
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5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
MANY CULTURES * ONE WORLD

"Boricua is what Puerto Ricans call one another as a term of endearment, respect, and cultural affirmation; it is a timeless declaration that transcends gender and color. Boricua is a powerful word that tells the origin and history of the Puerto Rican people."

--From the... Read more


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The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo
by Oscar Zeta Acosta, Robin Desser (Editor)


Vintage Books
Paperback - 204 pages
Reissue edition (July 1989)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
Saturday Review of Literature
"Acosta has entered counterculture folklore. This is the life story of a man whose pain is made real, whose roots are in question, and whose society seems to be fragmenting around him." Read more

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The House on Mango Street
by Sandra Cisneros


Knopf
Hardcover - 134 pages
Reprint edition (May 1994)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Jesse Larsen
Esperanza and her family didn't always live on Mango Street. Right off she says she can't remember all the houses they've lived in but "the house on Mango Street is ours and we don't have to pay rent to anybody, or share the yard with the people downstairs, or be careful not to make too much noise,... Read more

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Macho!
by Victor E. Villasenor


Delta
Paperback - 240 pages
(March 1997)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
From Victor Villase-or, author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Rain of Gold, comes the stunning story of a young man's coming of age--a novel that captures the cadences and color, passion and pride of the Mexican-American experience.

 

Roberto Garcia was only seventeen. But he already had big... Read more


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In the Name of Salome : A Novel
by Julia Alvarez


Algonquin Books
Hardcover - 368 pages
(June 9, 2000)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
Publishers Weekly, starred
"...one of the most moving political novels of the past half century..." Read more

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Pocho
by Jose Antonio Villarreal


Anchor Books/Doubleday
Paperback - 187 pages
Rep edition (December 1, 1970)
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5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Villarreal illuminates here the world of "pochos," Americans whose parents come to the United States from Mexico. Set in Depression-era California, the novel focuses on Richard, a young pocho who experiences the intense conflict between loyalty to the traditions of his family's past and attraction... Read more

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LA Maravilla
by Alfredo, Jr. Vea


Plume
Paperback
Reprint edition (April 1994)
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5 out of 5 stars
From Kirkus Reviews , January 1, 1993
From attorney and onetime migrant farmworker V‚a, a bewitching debut based on childhood memories of a squatters' settlement outside 1950's Phoenix. Most multicultural stories pale next to nine-year-old Beto's boyhood in the desert with his Spanish-born grandmother--who struggles to reconcile her... Read more

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Face of an Angel
by Denise Chavez


Warner Books
Paperback - 467 pages
(November 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist
In this exceptional novel composed of one luminous vignette after another, Ch{ }avez weaves a multifaceted portrait of Soveida Dosamantes, professional waitress and writer, former wife of one man, widow of another, and friend to all "women who serve." Although an expansive cast of characters... Read more

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What It Takes to Get to Vegas
by Yxta Maya Murray


Grove Press
Hardcover - 320 pages
(July 1999)
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4 out of 5 stars
The Los Angeles Times, Cara Mia Dimassa
Murray's elegant prose beckons those who fear this land of urban blight to venture into it, to stay a while and meet its citizens... Read more

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In the Time of the Butterflies
by Julia Alvarez


Algonquin Books
Hardcover - 344 pages
(September 1994)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
From the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents comes this tale of courage and sisterhood set in the Dominican Republic during the rise of the Trujillo dictatorship. A skillful blend of fact and fiction, In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal... Read more

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Besame Mucho : New Gay Latino Fiction (New Gay Latino Fiction)
by Jaime Manrique(Editor), Jesse Dorris (Editor)


Painted Leaf Pr
Paperback - 248 pages
(June 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Booklist, June 1, 1999
Writer Manrique (see also the review of Eminent Maricones on in this issue) gathers, with coeditor Jesse Dorris, an eye-opening selection of exemplary stories by contemporary gay Latino men. These stories are edgy, confrontational, and nonapologetic. They are in-your-face when it comes to gay... Read more

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Sor Juana's Second Dream : A Novel
by Alicia Gaspar De Alba


University of New Mexico Press
Hardcover - 480 pages
1 Ed edition (September 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Greg Sarris, author of Watermelon Nights
Beautifully written, without doubt the best book I have read this year. A masterpiece. Read more

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Growing Up Latino : Memoirs and Stories
by Harold Augenbraum, et al


Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap)
Paperback
(March 1993)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
From the mean streets of the barrio to the house on Mango Street, from the Mambo Kings to the Garcia Girls, the authors who contribute to this shocking, funny collection of fiction and nonfiction transport us across the geographies and through the cultures in an attempt to articulate the joys,... Read more

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El Arroyo De LA Llorona : Y Otros Cuentos (Vintage Espanol)
by Sandra Cisneros, Liliana Valenzuela (Translator)


Vintage Books
Paperback
(July 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
The highly acclaimed short story collection by the author of The House on Mango Street is now available in a Spanish edition. El arroyo de La Llorana brings to life an astonishing array of characters and, like La casa en Mango Street, promises to become a book that will be cherished around the... Read more

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Tortilla Flat (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
by John Steinbeck, Thomas Fensch (Introduction)


Penguin USA (paper)
Paperback - 192 pages
Reprint edition (June 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature , April 1, 1995
Novel by John Steinbeck, published in 1935. The first of his novels to be set in the Monterey peninsula of California, this episodic, humorous tale of the adventures of a group of pleasure-loving Mexican-Americans contains some of Steinbeck's most interesting characters. The men drink, steal, chase... Read more

23.   George Washington Gomez : A Mexicotexan Novel
by Americo Paredes


Arte Publico Pr
Paperback - 302 pages
(February 1990)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
Book Description
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Alamo Heights : A Novel
by Scott Zesch


Texas Christian Univ Pr
Hardcover - 330 pages
(April 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
The author, Scott Zesch , April 11, 1999
"Alamo Heights": Fact and Fiction
In 1986, while Texas was celebrating the 150th anniversary of its revolution, I attended an exhibit on the Alamo at the Witte Museum in San Antonio. What caught my attention was not the familiar material on Travis, Bowie, Crockett and the famous battle of 1836, but a small item about Adina De... Read more

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The Last Tortilla & Other Stories (Camino Del Sol)
by Sergio Troncoso


University of Arizona Press
Paperback - 240 pages
(September 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
From Kirkus Reviews
paper 0-8165-1961-7 The Last Tortilla (; paper ; Sept. 3; 240 pp.; 0-8165-1960-9; paper 0-8165-1961-7). A debut collection of 13 stories dealing with El Paso's often impoverished, invariably feisty Mexican-American populace. Troncoso's immensely lifelike characters include ``Tuyi, the... Read more

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