The Neighborhood by Mario Vargos Llosa

The Neighborhood by Mario Vargos Llosa

Title: The Neighborhood / (Sp.) Cinco esquinas  Author: Mario Vargos Llosa Genre: Fiction Latinx: Peru About: From the Nobel Laureate comes a politically charged detective novel weaving through the underbelly of Peruvian privilege. In the 1990s, during the turbulent and deeply corrupt years of Alberto Fujimori’s presidency, two wealthy couples of Lima’s high society become embroiled [...]

Everyone Knows You Go Home by Natalia Sylvester

Everyone Knows You Go Home by Natalia Sylvester

Title: Everyone Knows You Go Home Author: Natalia Sylvester Genre: Fiction Latinx: Peruvian author, Mexican characters About: The first time Isabel meets her father-in-law, Omar, he’s already dead—an apparition appearing uninvited on her wedding day. Her husband, Martin, still unforgiving for having been abandoned by his father years ago, confesses that he never knew the [...]

The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castaneda

The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castaneda

Title: The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge Author: Carlos Castaneda Genre: Spirituality Latinxs: Peruvian Author, Native American Yaqui About: A Yaqui way of knowledge. The teachings of don Juan is the story of a remarkable journey: the first awesome steps on the road to becoming a "man of knowledge" -- the [...]

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 [...]