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The Forgery By Ave Barrera, Ellen Jones (Translator), Robin Myers (Translator) Cover Image
By Ave Barrera, Ellen Jones (Translator), Robin Myers (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781913867157
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Charco Press - July 26th, 2022

Who knew art forgery was so dark and dangerous??! A fun ride that you never want to end. Perfect beach read IMO! 


Review by Rosa

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Dreaming of You: A Novel in Verse By Melissa Lozada-Oliva Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781662600593
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Astra House - October 26th, 2021

Written as a novel in verse, our main character brings Selena back from the dead to fill the hole in her life that isn't being filled by romance. Beautiful hybrid of poetry and prose brimming with personality that will actually make you laugh out loud and tear you up. Will definitely be one I'll read over and over again!

 


Review by Emily

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The Town of Babylon: A Novel By Alejandro Varela Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781662601033
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Astra House - March 22nd, 2022

Its only March but this may just be the best book I've read in 2022! A beautiful novel about coming home, confronting the past, and embracing the future. This book put me in ALL MY FEELS and I havent been the same since. 


Review by Rosa

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All Day Is A Long Time By David Sanchez Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780358572015
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harper - January 18th, 2022

An unfiltered account of addiction that does not glamorize the disease of addiction. Some of the best writing I've read in a long time. 


Review by Rosa

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Dreaming of You: A Novel in Verse By Melissa Lozada-Oliva Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781662600593
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Astra House - October 26th, 2021

This is a novel in verse that tells the story of a young woman who decides to being back the singer Selena from the dead. But it's so much more than that. It's about loneliness, feminism, the culture behind fandom and queer/latinidad identity. TOP TEN BOOK 2021 OF FOR ME!  


Review by Rosa

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Certain Dark Things: A Novel By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250785589
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 7th, 2021

This "certain dark thing" broke through my reading slump, and made me excited about reading again. Set in a "neon noir" Mexico City where vampires hide from Sanitation sweeps, a modern detective with a Van Helsing reputation gets swept up in a blood drenched turf war, and somewhere, a dreamy young garbage picker rides the subway across from a beautiful ... woman. I got swept away—along with Domingo, Atl, and a worldly melange of mythologies—into a world of drug cartels, vampire clans and romance. 

 


Review by Kitri

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The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina: A Novel By Zoraida Córdova Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982102548
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Atria Books - September 7th, 2021

This is one of the best books I've read in a while. Cordova's writing is straight epic and took me on a journey that I wont forget. If you need some magic in your life right now, pick this up now! 


Review by Rosa

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Thrown in the Throat (National Poetry) By Benjamin Garcia Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315212
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2020

I stan HARD! This may be the best collection I've read in years. Pick this up ASAP!!

 


Review by Rosa

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Catrachos: Poems By Roy G. Guzmán Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450239
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 5th, 2020

I loved everything about this collection. There were so many lines I re-read over and over again in hopes I will remember them forever. 


Review by Rosa

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The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories By Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell (Translated by) Cover Image
By Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593134092
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Hogarth - February 1st, 2022

Mariana Enriquez brings the senses alive with her descriptions of the putrescent. Her addicting stories read like freshly unearthed urban myths and legends, full of yearning, filth and witchcraft. They make me feel gross and I love them for it. I haven't been this excited about a book in quite some time, and I will greedily consume anything she produces in the future.


Review by Dean

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