f WOMEN WITH BIG EYES
Translated by Amy Schildhouse Greenberg
“Mexican women, brought to vivid life in
masterful vignettes....A remarkable collection.”—Kirkus Reviews. “This edition includes
the full Spanish text and showcases
Mastretta’s engaging ability to capture the
pivotal moments of a woman’s life...this celebration of womanhood will captivate readers
who enjoy Isabel Allende and Laura
Esquivel.”—Publishers Weekly. “
Riverhead 384pp. 1-59448-040-0 $14.00
FRIDA: A Novel
“Vivid....Burns with dramatic urgency.”— The
New York Times Book Review.
Plume 368 pp. 0-452-28303-5 $14.00
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT LATINO HISTORY
“In a snappy, rapid-fire manner, [Novas] provides loads of useful and frequently surprising information.”—Booklist.
Plume 368 pp. 0-452-28432-5 $14.00
SECRETS OF THE TALKING JAGUAR
A Mayan Shaman’s Journey to
the Heart of the Indigenous Soul
Introduction by Robert Bly
“Offers...a privileged and rare glimpse into the
complex and spiritually rich life of a contemporary Mayan village.”—Rocky Mountain
News. Line drawings.
Tarcher 288 pp. 0-87477-970-7 $13.95
FAMOUS ALL OVER TOWN
“Full of poverty, violence, emotional injury…
all realistically portrayed, yet, like a spring
feastday in a barrio, it is nevertheless relentlessly joyous.”— The New York Times Book
Plume 240 pp. 0-452-25974-6 $14.00
Michele M. Serros
And Other Stories of Death,
Identity, and Oxnard
A collection of poems and stories that explores
the experience of being caught between two
cultures. “Michele Serros is a young, sassy
writer whose brilliant weapon is her humor.”
Riverhead 79 pp. 1-57322-685-8 $12.00
f Denotes new or forthcoming title
Alfredo Véa, Jr.
GODS GO BEGGING
“Views the Vietnam War from a Latino soldier’s perspective. “Véa is a true artist...his
rendering of the Vietnam war is thoroughly
original.”—Los Angeles Times.
Plume 336 pp. 0-452-28115-6 $14.00
“Beautifully written...thematically vital for
our times.”—Los Angeles Times. A young
Mexican-American boy struggles for identity
amid the poverty and passion of an Arizona
Plume 320 pp. 0-452-27160-6 $13.95
Helena María Viramontes
UNDER THE FEET OF JESUS
“Stunning...Viramontes blends lyricism, harsh
realism, and a concern for social justice...
Viramontes believes in fiction’s power to
inspire, and when you write as well as she
does, that’s not loose talk.”—Newsweek.
Plume 192 pp. 0-452-27387-0 $13.00
Barbara H. Solomon, editor
OTHER VOICES, OTHER VISTAS
Short Stories from Africa, China,
India, Japan, and Latin America
See Short Story Anthologies, page 40
“With ten stories that move from the barrios of
the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban
communities of New Jersey, Junot Diaz makes
his remarkable debut. Diaz’s work is unflinching and strong, and these stories crackle with
an electric sense of discovery.” — Amazon.com.
Riverhead 226pp. 1-57322-606-8 $13.00
NO TELEPHONE TO HEAVEN
“Cliff has given the literature of the Americas
a triumph of artistic integration, a hard-won
harmony between the political and the personal, between realism and the mysteries of
the spirit.”—The Washington Post Book World.
Plume 224 pp. 0-452-27569-5 $14.00
Also in Plume: Abeng 0-452-27483-4.
THE HOUSE ON THE LAGOON
“Colorful characters...playful, baroque...a family saga in the manner of Gabriel García
Márquez.”—The New York Times Book Review.
Plume 407 pp. 0-452-27707-8 $13.95
Also in Plume: Eccentric Neighbors 0-452-28064-8,
Flight of the Swan 0-452-28331-0, Sweet Diamond Dust
f TOO BEAU TIFUL TO DIE
See African-American Literature, pg. 10
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CARIBBEAN
From the Arawak and the Caribbean to the Present
“A veritable sourcebook of information about
the Caribbean.”—Library Journal. Photographs, Maps, Tables, Index.
Plume 432 pp. 0-452-28193-8 $16.00
Here are some of the newest and most talented contemporary fiction writers, as well as
those who are only now beginning to attract
the broader general and academic audience
“A lively debut about the innocence of Americans
abroad in modern Japan.”—Kirkus Reviews.
“Highly entertaining.”—Publishers Weekly.
Berkley 416 pp. 0-425-18336-X $14.00
f FINDING CARUSO
“Poignant writing about first love...rich, multilayered prose.”—Publishers Weekly. “Barnes,
a published poet, skillfully uses language to
paint an affecting picture of the rural West
and its lonely inhabitants.”—Library Journal.
Berkley 320 pp. 0-425-19393-4 $14.00
Named Best New Novelist by Entertainment
Weekly, Belle follows up her hilarious debut,
Going Down, with another brilliantly twisted
New York tale—the obsessive love affair
between a woman and an apartment.
Riverhead 368 pp. 1-57322-930-X $14.00
Also in Riverhead: Going Down 1-57322-554-1.
THE 25TH HOUR
Recently adapted into a movie starring
Edward Norton, this “acerbically captivating
first novel...creates a pungent, funny urban
tableau full of shrewd operators and unfulfilled desires.”(The New York Times).
Plume 224 pp. 0-452-28295-0 $13.00
THE PULL OF THE MOON
“Not a novel about a woman leaving home,
but...a human being finding her way back.”
—Chicago Tribune. “Measured, delicate, and
impossible to walk away from.”—
Berkley 208 pp. 0-425-17648-7 $12.95
Also in Berkley: Range of Motion 0-425-16876-X.
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