The Sad End of Policarpo Quaresma by Lima Barreto

The Sad End of Policarpo Quaresma by Lima Barreto

Title: The Sad End of Policarpo Quaresma Author: Lima Barreto Genre: Fiction, Satire Latinx: Brazil  About: A deftly satirical masterpiece about a man and a country caught in a violent clash between sanity and madness. Policarpo Quaresma—fastidious civil servant, dedicated patriot, self-styled visionary—is a defender of all things Brazilian, full of schemes to improve his beloved [...]

Review of Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

Review of Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

Title: Perfect Days Author: Raphael Montes Genre: Suspense / Thriller Latinx: Brazil Perfect Days tells the story of a quiet, introverted medical student, Teo, who is in love with the free spirited Clarice–who he doesn’t know at all. Taking us into the mind of a psychopath, this story reveals the dangerous, one-sided relationship formed between [...]

In The Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

In The Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

Title: In The Midst of Winter Author: Isabel Allende Genre: Fiction  Latinxs: Brazil, Chile, Guatemala About: During the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, and what at first seems an inconvenience takes a more [...]

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Title: The Alchemist Author: Paulo Coelho Genre: Fiction, Spirituality Latinxs: Brazilian Author About: Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an [...]

Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina by Rosie Molinary

Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina by Rosie Molinary

Title: Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina  Author: Rosie Molinary Genre: Non-Fiction Latinxs: Various About: In Hijas Americanas, author Rosie Molinary sheds new light on what it means to grow up Latina. Drawing upon her own experiences, as well as interviews and surveys collected from more than 500 Latina women, Molinary provides a powerful [...]