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Latino-Chicano Experience | Latino-Chicano Experience

rafaela-castro's picture
May.02.2008
This inclusive lexicon offers terms associated with the Chicano population and its history, experiences, and customs, though the focus is on Mexican Americans who came of age in the 1960s in the Southwest. The entries, which combine English and Spanish terminology, include definitions, commentary,...
gloria-white's picture
Jan.22.2008
In every life there's a turning point. For Ronnie Ventana, it came at the corner of Sunset and Santiago, the San Francisco intersection where her parents died in a car crash twenty years before. Now, at two a.m. on the same corner, Ronnie has witnessed two men dumping a body in the shrubs--and...
gloria-white's picture
Jan.22.2008
When Ronnie invites her friend and mentor Blackie Coogan to join her at the comeback concert of Match Margolis, the greatest tenor sax and jazz composer alive, she is not expecting a final very final performance. Match seems to owe money all round town, but some very powerful figures illogically...
gloria-white's picture
Jan.22.2008
          A Ronnie Ventana Mystery Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award Meet Veronica "Ronnie" Ventana, daughter of the infamous Ventana's, the couple who made cat burglary classy. But Ronnie, with her special expertise in burglar alarm systems — getting past them,...
gloria-white's picture
Jan.22.2008
A missing friend, two abandoned tykes, Argentinians, liars, SUV-driving suburbanites, and a floater. Ronnie figures it out, but it's not what you think. "A welcome return for a series that should please fans of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone."Booklist on Cry Baby
lorna-dee-cervantes's picture
Jan.04.2008
A major collection of poetry by a walking legend in Chicana / Latina literature. Her first book in 15 years.
lorna-dee-cervantes's picture
Jan.04.2008
Winner of the Patteson Poetry Prize and the Latino Literature Prize. Cervantes stretches the resources of language, imagery and the dialectics of love, hunger and aesthetics to express a penetrating feminist and human vision of her universe.
alejandro-murguia's picture
Dec.27.2007
“A contact bomb, a volcano ready to erupt” describes not only Central America in the 1980s but—in the conception of its editors—this anthology of contraband poetry. The poems themselves were often copied by hand and smuggled onto Mexico, from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. In all...
alejandro-murguia's picture
Dec.27.2007
This War Called Love is the second collection of stories by American Book Award-winner Alejandro Murguia (Southern Front). Young Reymundo’s idyllic life in 1950s Mexico City is interrupted by one tragedy after another in the richly detailed “Boy on a Wooden Horse.” Although the eight subsequent...
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Dec.27.2007
A fictionalized account of the experiences of the international volunteers by one participant who fought with the Sandinistas against the Somoza regime in Nicaragua.