BROWN: The Last Discovery of America
“Beautiful...a meditation on America’s family
secrets.”—Los Angeles Times.
Penguin • 256 pp. • 978-0-14-200079-3 • $15.00
A National Book Critics Circle Book Award
Finalist; an ALA Booklist Editor’s Choice Book; a
New York Times Notable Book; a Los Angeles Times
Best Book; California Book Award Winner
DAYS OF OBLIGATION
An Argument with My Mexican Father
Penguin • 256 pp. • 978-0-14-009622-4 • $15.00
f THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE
OF OSCAR WAO
The story of a disastrously overweight
Dominican teenager living in New Jersey, who
dreams of becoming the next J.R.R. Tolkien
and finding love, in spite of the curse that has
haunted his family. “Balance[s] an intimate,
multigenerational story of familial tragedy with
a meditation on the larger horrors that have
gripped their homeland.”—The Boston Globe.
Riverhead • 352 pp. • 978-1-59448-329-5 • $14.00
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Sargent Sr. First
Novel Prize, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy
Award; a New York Times Notable Book
FAMOUS ALL OVER TOWN
The story of Rudy Medina, 14-year-old member of a Chicano street gang in L.A.
Plume • 288 pp. • 978-0-452-25974-4 • $14.00
John Phillip Santos
PLACES LEFT UNFINISHED
AT THE TIME OF CREATION
Penguin • 304 pp. • 978-0-14-029202-2 • $15.00
National Book Award Finalist
“The ten stories in Drown vividly evoke
Díaz’s hardscrabble youth in the Dominican
Republic and New Jersey.”—Newsweek.
Riverhead • 224 pp. • 978-1-57322-606-6 • $14.00
ON BORROWED WORDS
A Memoir of Language
“Stavans, a prolific scholar of Hispanic literature and culture, here describes his life in
Mexico, Israel, and the United States, showing
how the languages he ‘borrowed’ from these
different cultures shaped and now reflect
different periods in his life....Highly recommended.”—Library Journal (starred review).
Penguin • 272 pp. • 978-0-14-200094-6 • $16.00
THE CHINESE IN AMERICA
A Narrative History
“Richly detailed....I know of no better
introduction to this multilayered and emotionally charged story.”—Jonathan D. Spence,
Yale Univ. 32 pp. b/w photos.
Penguin • 512 pp. • 978-0-14-200417-3 • $17.00
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year
Also available: The Rape of Nanking, see page 60
HARVEST OF EMPIRE
The History of Latinos in America
“A serious, significant contribution to understanding who the Hispanics of the United
States are and where they come from.”—The
New York Times Book Review.
Penguin • 368 pp. • 978-0-14-025539-3 • $16.00
Defining a New American Identity
in the Spanish-Speaking United States
“[Makes] the tremendous diversity, dynamism
and geographical breadth of our blossoming Hispanic population come alive.”—The
Riverhead • 368 pp. • 978-1-59448-176-5 • $16.00
f THE LOST DAUGHTERS OF CHINA
Adopted Girls, Their Journey to America,
and the Search for a Missing Past
Preface by Anchee Min
“A story of cross-cultural adoption conveyed
with great narrative energy and skill—a story,
really, of parental yearning and its fulfillment.”—Robert Coles, Harvard Univ.
Tarcher • 400 pp. • 978-1-58542-676-8 • $14.95
Eduardo Machado and Michael Domitrovich
f TASTES LIKE CUBA
An Exile’s Hunger for Home
The acclaimed playwright turns his talents
to memoir, recounting his life as an exile,
in which recipes represent the lost comfort
of home and the best chance to get it back.
“Machado’s memoir will bring life to a world
lost in time.”— The Miami Herald.
Gotham • 368 pp. • 978-1-59240-405-6 • $15.00
THE TATTOOED SOLDIER
“This beautifully constructed novel has everything: profoundly moving characters and
situations; penetrating vision into the political economy of the U.S. and Latin America;
an invaluable history lesson; social realism
of the highest order; psychological and ideological profundity; a revelation of the true
meaning of the so-called global village. I am
now assigning it in both graduate and undergraduate courses here at Rutgers University.”
—H. Bruce Franklin.
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-028861-2 • $15.00
Finalist for the PEN Center USA West Award
Nora Okja Keller
“Keller skillfully mingles the Asian past with
the American present...a mother’s trauma and
a daughter’s quest.”—Newsweek.
Penguin • 224 pp. • 978-0-14-026335-0 • $14.00
Winner of the American Book Award
Also available: Fox Girl, see page 61
EVERYTHING YOU NEED
TO KNOW ABOUT LATINO HISTORY
“Explain[s] what makes Mexicans different
from Puerto Ricans and Nicaraguans from
Cubans, and how these vastly different
peoples have integrated into the Anglo system.”—The Miami Herald.
Plume • 384 pp. • 978-0-452-28889-8 • $16.00
“Lyrical, mysterious, and nuanced, the poignant moodiness of this first novel by a
28-year-old Korean American...illuminates the
Asian immigrant experience.”—Booklist.
Riverhead • 368 pp. • 978-1-57322-531-1 • $15.00
Also in Riverhead: A Gesture Life 978-1-57322-828-2;
Helena María Viramontes
UNDER THE FEET OF JESUS
A moving vision of the lives of the men,
women, and children who labor under dangerous conditions in America’s fields.
Plume • 192 pp. • 978-0-452-27387-0 • $14.00
“A wonder of a story...gives us a new perspective on ‘growing up American.’”—Amy Tan.
Plume • 336 pp. • 978-0-452-27158-6 • $15.00
A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus
“In this wonderful memoir, Ojito ransoms
herself from the seductions of nostalgia and
reclaims instead the beleaguered Cuba of her
childhood.”—The New York Times.
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-303660-9 • $15.00
D. H. Figueredo
THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE
TO LATINO HISTORY AND CULTURE
Alpha • 336 pp. • 978-00-2864-360-1 • $18.95
A STEP FROM HEAVEN
“In her mesmerizing first novel, Na traces the
life of Korean-born Young Ju from the age of
four through her teenage years, wrapping up
her story just a few weeks before she leaves
for college.”—Publishers Weekly.
Puffin Children’s • 160 pp. • 978-0-14-250027-9 • $7.99
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for Teenage
Latino / Asian American
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