Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Title: Fruit of the Drunken Tree Author: Ingrid Rojas Contreras Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Colombia About: Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar continues [...]

Cien Años de Soledad by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Cien Años de Soledad by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Title: Cien Años de Soledad (Engl. Title: 100 Years of Solitude) Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Genre: Fiction, Magical Realism Latinxs: Colombian Author About: One of the twentieth century’s most beloved and acclaimed novels, One Hundred Years of Solitudetells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the [...]

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 [...]

Delirium by Laura Restrepo

Delirium by Laura Restrepo

Title: Delirium Author: Laura Restrepo Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Colombia About: In this remarkably nuanced novel, both a gripping detective story and a passionate, devastating tale of eros and insanity in Colombia, internationally acclaimed author Laura Restrepo delves into the minds of four characters. There's Agustina, a beautiful woman from an upper-class family who is caught [...]

The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Title: The Sound of Things Falling Author: Juan Gabriel Vásquez Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Colombia About: In the city of Bogotá, Antonio Yammara reads an article about a hippo that had escaped from a derelict zoo once owned by legendary Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The article transports Antonio back to when the war between Escobar’s Medellín [...]