Chile con Carne & other early works by Carmen Aguirre

Chile con Carne & other early works by Carmen Aguirre

Title: Chile con Carne & other early works Author: Carmen Aguirre Genre: Memoir, Fiction, Plays Latinx: Chile About: With perceptive, unflinching wit, these three early plays from award-winning Chilean Canadian writer Carmen Aguirre document the hardships, horrors, and heartache of exile, revealing the far-reaching effects of dictatorial violence and terror. Highlighting the fresh perspective refugees [...]

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 Refugee Hotel by Carmen Aguirre

The Refugee Hotel by Carmen Aguirre

Title: The Refugee Hotel Author: Carmen Aguirre Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Chile About: Laid bare in the fictionalized autobiographical details of The Refugee Hotel are the universal truths the victims and survivors of political oppression continue to experience everywhere: the terror of persecution, arrest and torture; the exhausted elation of escape; the trauma of learning to live again [...]

Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre

Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre

Title: Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter Author: Carmen Aguirre Genre: Memoir Latinxs: Chilean Author, Various, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru About: Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre fled to Canada with her family following General Augusto Pinochet's violent 1973 coup in Chile. Five years later, when her mother and stepfather returned to South America as Chilean resistance members, Carmen [...]

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 [...]

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Title: The House of the Spirits Author: Isabel Allende Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Chilean characters, Author born in Peru raised in Chile About: The House of the Spirits, the unforgettable first novel that established Isabel Allende as one of the world’s most gifted storytellers, brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the [...]

The Savage Detectives by Robert Bolaño

The Savage Detectives by Robert Bolaño

Title: The Savage Detectives (Spanish title: Los detectives salvajes) Author: Robert Bolaño  Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Chilean Author About: (Spanish and English language editions available) In this dazzling novel, the book that established his international reputation, Roberto Bolaño tells the story of two modern-day Quixotes--the last survivors of an underground literary movement, perhaps of literature itself--on [...]