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To honor Latino Authors and books, we are giving away THREE books courtesy of the Hatchette Book Group.


Leave a comment --- AND your email address --- and you'll be entered to win THREE Latino Books from the selection below: 

Try to Remember By Iris Gomez
A stunning debut about a young girl who is her parent's translator, family peacemaker and brothers' keeper.  See how she gains confidence, educates herself and learns to walk the line between the traditional Latina woman and the modern one.

Hot (broke) Messes By Nancy Trejos
The true story of how this financial expert falls into so much debt that she must turn to her parent's for a loan.  Nancy writes about her journey towards financial freedom and how to avoid the pitfalls.

Waking Up in the Land of Glitter By Kathy Cano-Murillo
The Crafty Chica's debut novel about family, friendship, love and glitter.  If you don't fall in love with Star, Offie and Chloe and with crafting, you need to read this book again!

Little Nuggets of Wisdom By Chuy Bravo, Tom Brunelle
He may be short, but Chuy has tall Hollywood tales to tell and "little nuggets" of advice on finances, friendship and fashion.  A hoot.

Lone Star Legend By Gwendolyn Zepeda
What happens when a blogger dishes about family and boyfriend online?  Yep, she gets caught.  A fun read about truth and blogging.

Into the Beautiful North By Luis Alberto Urrea
19-year old Nayeli and friends decide to cross the Mexican border to the US and bring back seven men (think Hollywood western "Magnificent Seven") to repopulate their village and save the town from evil bandidos.

Amigoland By Oscar Casares
Three estranged brothers come together for an impromptu trip to Mexico that changes their relationship and lives forever.

REMEMBER, LEAVE A COMMENT:    What Latino Book are you reading or last read?

Winner will be selected on May 28, 2010.

Happy Reading!  ---Maria


Unknown said…
I just finished reading La isla bajo el mar by Isabel Allende and I loved it. I hadnt' read a full- length Spanish-language novel since undergrad days and I savored the work in its original language. Now I'm set to reread it in English to compare and contrast. I've just started reading The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and can't wait to wade into that one. The book give-away sounds great. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Ready to review CM Mayo's THE LAST PRINCE OF THE MEXICAN EMPIRE. An intriguing historical fiction novel.

Currently reading Kathy Cano-Murillo's WAKING UP IN THE LAND OF GLITTER. Fun, light, and amusing.

Starting Margo Candela's GOOD BYE TO ALL THAT. Official publication date of July 2010!

Talented writers, great reading, and a wonderful experience of colorful cultures.

-Teresa Carbajal Ravet
nilki said…
Hi Maria, I love this blog!!

I actually just read Tell Me Something True by Leila Cobo (from Billboard, VeMe, etc)

It's a fantastic novel and I especially liked the depiction of the bicultural (American/Colombian) main character and the complications of love and mother-father-grandmother/daughter relationships!

I totally recommend this book!

contact me at nilkibenitezATyahooDOTcom
traveler said…
I Am now reading Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende which is compelling and wonderful. I am captivated by this novel. Next up will be The Shadow of the Wind which sounds unique and enthralling. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com
Gaby317 said…
I read Waking Up In The Land of Glitter and enjoyed it - light, fun and witty!

I am looking forward to reading something new - Try to Remember looks like a fascinating read.

Thanks for the entry.

gaby317nyc at
Marjorie/cenya2 said…
I have read the book Tell Me Something True and I just loved it.
It was an excellent book.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com
the last I read was amigoland. It was good.
Benita said…
I'm in the middle of Tell Me Something True by Leila Cobo. I'm really enjoying the novel.

Thanks for this opportunity. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Elise said…
I'm reading Frida: A Biography. It's about the life of Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican Artist. She was married to Diego Rivera, the famous muralist. Great so far. I learned about her in my art class.
caliblue7 at gmail dot com
Unknown said…
I am reading The House Of Spirits by Isabel Allende, about the Truebas. My friend recommended it to me and I'm glad she did! So intricate and interesting. I'm also interested in reading her more recent works.
dianarod23 at gmail dot com
mrsshukra said…
Evenings at the Argentine Club by Julia Amante!

Native NYer said…
Thank you All for entering the raffle. All your books sound wonderful and I have added them to my reading list. :D

Do continue to tell all your friends to sign up HERE for their 3-free books.

And stay tune for more raffles. --Maria
Caridad Pineiro said…
Just got an ARC of Oscar Hijuelas's BEAUTIFUL MARIA OF MY SOUL. Can't wait to read it.
Gwen said…
I just finished The Name Partner by Carlos Cisneros and enjoyed it.

Gwen AT chewdigestbooks DOT com
Unknown said…
I'm reading The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
dakotasky55 at gmail dot com
Johnny said…
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel.
johnnystruckwash at gmail dot com
LAMusing said…
I'm about to start Isabelle Allendes latest book :)
herblady said…
I enjoyed reading Notorius by Michele Martinez. She's a great mystery writer.
I am planning to read The Case Runner by Carlos Cisneros next.

hrbeck_98 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Anonymous said…
The last Latino book I read was 'Amigoland'... Really Good! Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.
Admin said…
Okay. I am doing it. Reading a latino author.

Me llamo Rigoberta Menchu y asi me nacio la conciencia
by Menchu, Rigoberta.

clients (at) greenslip (dot) com
Julia Lourdes said…
I just finished reading Oscar Huijelos "A Simple Havana Melody." Absolutely loved it. There is this one song that he refers to throughout the book "Rosas Puras" that although I've never heard it (nor ever will since it doesn't exist), I can hear it. It's that good.

I've started reading "Daughters of the Stone" by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa and I am having a difficult time putting it down! Absolutely wonderful book. I'm actually going to DVR some of the season finales so that I can curl up with it again tonight! I'm transported. Fantastic.

This is a wonderful thing, the book giveaway. Spreading the word on Latino authors! Bravo!
degood said…
I just finished Tell Me Something True by Leila Cabo. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone looking for an interesting summer read.
Sarah E said…
The last Latino book I read was Tear This Heart Out by Angeles Mastretta. I really enjoyed the book's storyline, which reveals much about Mexican history through the lives of its characters.

Please enter me in this giveaway!

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah E
Anonymous said…
I've read two lately: The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Love In the Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I loved them both!

Elise said…
Hi, was a winner selected already for this giveaway?

Native NYer said…

Congratulations to Diana on gmail.

And many thanks to everyone for entering this giveaway.

Do come back again for a list of all the books recommended.

Happy Summer and Happy Reading!

ETowns said…
I just finished reading Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. This is my 2nd time reading this book. The first time it changed my approach to cooking with emotion - I know that seems strange, but I cook with so much emotion. It also changed how I look at the relationship between mothers and daughters. This book is amazing

Elizabeth T -
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i just finished jose saramago's "seeing". wow! like all of saramago's work, this blew me away!
readerrabbit22 at gmail dot com