El sotano del caracol by Elvia Ardalani is the story of three women: Asunción, Evangelina and Luz Maria, moved by love and loss. Women who have learned to carry their heart as a shell to confront adversity. Contrary to what would be the natural response, they don’t hold any bitterness but a circumspection learned from their experience Continue reading... 1/1/16
La casa de los secretos is a historic fictional novel by María de Lourdes Victoria which takes place during two crucial time periods in Mexican history, the Mexican-American War and the Mexican Revolution. It is the story of Patricia, a widow who lives in a mansion in the exotic and enchanting state of Oaxaca. Continue reading... 12/11/16
To start reading Cortázar, maybe it would be prudent to avoid Rayuela, a novel that was described by Jose Saramago as being "in constant movement". It is impossible to stop it, as it is vast and to a certain degree, infinite. If we continue Morelli's reading recommendations maybe we would never finish reading it, perhaps because it can Continue reading... 10/8/16
Bonsái is the first novel of the Chilean author Alejandro Zambra. Due to its laconic language and his almost interrupted descriptions, we can not only consider it a short novel, but also a synthesis novel, or maybe a bonsai novel; an intimate short version of a bigger tree. The plot is barely relevant, described almost completely in its Continue reading... 7/24/16
A clash between religion and science in the making since the findings of the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin. El dios de Darwin is an acute fiction thriller that attempts to determine a common ground in our present time, narrated through the voice of a highly functional autistic biologist sought by the Interpol to help in perplexing investigation. Continue reading... 5/21/16
The Dead Will Rise and Save Us is a collection of fifteen fictional stories by Paul Pedroza that take place in and around El Paso, Texas, giving life to the culturally rich and mysterious southern border region.
The characters in the stories share a constant struggle to find acceptance and fulfillment Continue reading... 4/17/16
A new and explosive take on Latin America's greatest challenges through an international legal thriller that exposes today's tragic global issues, including corporate greed, foreign investment, conflicts with indigenous cultures, climate change and environmental devastation. Emmanuelle Solis, a young and attractive Continue reading... 12/31/16
Veronica Gonzales, a struggling Latina artist, is trying to find her place in the constricted world of painting. Moved by her endless determination and her willingness not to become a high school art teacher Veronica pushes herself forward in an attempt to overcome her artistic and personal life struggles including the sudden death of her father. Continue reading... 11/21/16
Finding wisdom and transcending towards illumination is not an easy task in life. The paths are various and distinct. In El hombre de la dicha perenne, Eligio Coronado in an impeccable prose with sparkles of camouflaged poetry, shows us one of these paths. The adoration of the Golden Flux that carries its followers to paradise. Continue reading... 11/06/16
The Road to Llorona Park is a culturally rooted collection of short stories by Christopher Carmona which take place in the enchanting frontera of the Río Grande Valley of South Texas; a region that has become one of most electrifying literary scenes in the last decade.
With a smooth yet piercing Continue reading... 8/21/16
A small town in Sinaloa, Mexico is taken over by despicable drug cartel members who decide to feast on whatever they see fit. It's now up to the townspeople to come up with a solution. Into the Beautiful North is an epic novel by Luis Alberto Urrea which tells the story of 19 year old Nayeli and her three adventurous friends who Continue reading... 5/29/16
El viejo y el man is a Spanish realistic fiction novel by Carlos Aguasaco which tells the story of Fidel Castro in his later years. No longer is he the encarnated symbol of power in Cuba, but a mere nostalgic shadow of what he once was. Forgotten by the media and his countless bodyguards, "El Comandante" finds himself freed of the constant Continue reading... 3/27/16