Bich Minh Nguyen
STEALING BUDDHA’S DINNER
A vivid, funny, and viscerally powerful memoir of childhood, assimilation, food, and a
Vietnamese girl’s coming of age in Michigan.
“A charming memoir...engaging, precise,
compact.”—The New York Times Book Review.
Penguin • 272 pp. • 978-0-14-311303-4 • $14.00
LATIN AMERICAN &
David E. Stannard
HONOR KILLING: Race, Rape, and
Clarence Darrow’s Spectacular Last Case
See American History, page 15
THE BOOK OF LAMENTATIONS
Translated with an Afterword by Esther Allen
Introduction by Alma Guillermoprieto
A masterpiece of contemporary Latin American
fiction by Mexico’s greatest twentieth-century woman writer, The Book of Lamentations
draws on two centuries of struggle among the
Maya Indians and the white landowners in the
Chiapas region of southern Mexico.
Penguin Classics • 400 pp. • 978-0-14-118003-8 • $17.00
THE JOY LUCK CLUB
“Wonderful...a significant lesson in what
storytelling has to do with memory and
inheritance.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
Penguin • 288 pp. • 978-0-14-303809-2 • $14.00
The Kitchen God’s Wife 978-0-14-303810-8
Saving Fish from Drowning 978-0-399-15301-3
BEFORE NIGHT FALLS
Translated by Dolores Koch
“A fascinating and frightening tale of growing
up extremely poor in rural Cuba, of varied
personal and political relationships, of rebelliousness, homosexuality, suppression, and
Penguin • 336 pp. • 978-0-14-015765-9 • $15.00
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Singing from the Well 978-0-14-009444-2;
Farewell to the Sea 978-14-006636-4
“A little masterpiece of travel, history, and
adventure.”—The New York Times.
Penguin Classics • 240 pp. • 978-0-14-243719-3 • $15.00
THE FOUR VOYAGES
Translated by J. M. Cohen
Penguin Classics • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-044217-5 • $14.00
FIRE AND ICE: The United States, Canada,
and the Myth of Converging Values
“Persuasive and arresting.”—Toronto Star.
Challenges the “myth of inevitability” that
has led to the belief that the Canadian way of
life is doomed to extinction. Adams reveals
that Canada and the United States are not
drawing together, but are diverging in significant ways.
Penguin • 240 pp. • 978-0-14-301423-2 • $15.95
Winner of the Donner Prize for best book on
Canadian public policy
Carolina Maria De Jesus
CHILD OF THE DARK
Translated with a Preface by David St. Clair
Afterword by Robert Levine
A woman’s vivid diary of her struggle for
survival in a squalid Brazilian slum. “A rarely
matched essay on the meaning and the feeling
of hunger, degradation, and want.”— The New
York Times Book Review. Photographs.
Signet Classics • 208 pp. • 978-0-451-52910-7 • $6.95
f THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF CANADA
Penguin Canada • 432 pp. • 978-0-14-305032-2 • $20.00
f THE UNDERDOGS
A Novel of the Mexican Revolution
Newly translated with an
Introduction and Notes by Sergio Waisman
New Foreword by Carlos Fuentes
The greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution,
in a brilliant new translation by an award-winning translator.
Penguin Classics • 176 pp. • 978-0-14-310527-5 • $8.00
Translated by Andrew Hurley,
Greg Simon, and Steven F. White
Edited with an Introduction by Ilan Stavans
Poetry and prose of the Nicaraguan-born writer who pioneered the Modernista movement.
Poems are presented in a bilingual format.
Penguin Classics • 608 pp. • 978-0-14-303936-5 • $16.00
THREE DAY ROAD
In the tradition of Great War epics like All
Quiet on the Western Front and Birdsong, comes
this story of an Oji-Cree medicine woman
who leaves her home in northern Ontario to
retrieve a relative recently returned from the
trench warfare of Europe with harrowing tales
of survival. “Devastatingly truthful...grave,
grand, and passionate.”—Louise Erdrich.
Penguin • 368 pp • 978-0-14-303707-1 • $14.00
f Translated by E. Munguia Jr.
Introduction by Ana Castillo
New Afterword by Max Parra
Signet Classics • 192 pp. • 978-0-451-53108-7 • $6.95
The Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw
Penguin • 304 pp. • 978-0-14-200095-3 • $16.00
Also available: Black Hawk Down, page 71
THE ANCIENT KINGDOMS OF MEXICO
Covers four major Mesoamerican cultures—
the Olmec (1500 BC–0), the Teotihuacán (AD
0–750), the Toltec (AD 950–1150), and the
Aztec (AD 1300–1521)—and sums up the
achievements of ancient Mexico as a whole.
Penguin • 288 pp. • 978-0-14-013587-9 • $15.00
THE ANCIENT KINGDOMS OF PERU
Penguin • 240 pp. • 978-0-14-023381-0 • $16.00
A Portrait of a Country and Its People
Penguin Canada • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-305308-8 • $18.00
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E. Lucas Bridges
UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH
The First History of Tierra del Fuego
and the Fuegian Indians
The 1947 work that inspired Bruce Chatwin’s
In Patagonia—back in print in a facsimile edition. Photographs, maps, 3 gate-folds.
Overlook • 560 pp. • 978-1-58567-956-0 • $40.00
Bartolomé de Las Casas
A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE
DESTRUCTION OF THE INDIES
Translated by Nigel Griffin
Introduction by Anthony Pagden
This eyewitness record and protest of Spanish
atrocities in the territory of Columbus was
first published in 1552. Illustrations, map.
Penguin Classics • 192 pp. • 978-0-14-044562-6 • $13.00
Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
THE NARVÁEZ EXPEDITION
See American History, page 7
THE CONQUEST OF NEW SPAIN
Translated with an Introduction by J. M. Cohen
The classic eyewitness account of Cortez’s
war against the Aztecs.
Penguin Classics • 416 pp. • 978-0-14-044123-9 • $16.00
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Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
FACUNDO: Civilization and Barbarism
Translated by Mary Peabody Mann
Introduction by Ilan Stavans
Penguin Classics • 288 pp. • 978-0-14-043677-8 • $16.00
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