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By Raul Ramos y Sanchez
Grand Central Publishing
Release date January 28, 2011

Details and links at bottom.

“Honor doesn’t come cheap.”

“Dead from hungry? Dead from bullet?... Dead is dead.”

A son may have taken the same path as his father, but he is not following in his footsteps.

Powerful. Realistic. Terrifying. Thrilling. Spellbinding.

Raul Ramos y Sanchez must be congratulated on writing such a realistic and gripping saga. I could not put either of these books down until I had read the endings. The stories are so real that it feels like I should be able to turn on my TV and watch the updates on CNN or, better yet, on You-Tube.

If you’ve read AMERICA LIBRE, you know it was the story of Manolo Suarez, a man struggling to provide and protect his family amid smoldering ethnic tensions that give rise to a Hispanic liberation movement that ignites a new civil war upon American soil.

HOUSE DIVIDED, begins in the aftermath of the failed attempt by the Hispanic Republic to carve out a nation of its own. Imprisoned in Quarantine Zones, Latinos struggle to survive, even as their leaders try to regroup. But a new fringe terrorist group rises calling for violence, for death to the U.S. government, to all gringos. El Frente seduces the frustrated, the hungry and the young, including Manolo’s only remaining son, Pedro. Father and son find themselves on opposite sides. And, when El Frente kidnaps 10 young white girls, Pedro will have to grow up fast and prove his loyalty in blood.

Click here to see the book trailer.

Could this Latino Civil War really happen here? Check out what the author predicts by clicking here.

Click here for The Latina Book Club’s review of AMERICA LIBRE.

Click here for The Latina Book Club’s question and answer with Raul Ramos y Sanchez.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Raul Ramos y Sanchez was born in Cuba. His first book, AMERICA LIBRE, won the 2008 International Latino Book Award. HOUSE DIVIDED is book two of his planned trilogy. Visit him at

DOUBLE GIVEAWAY.    Leave a comment and You’ll be entered to win a copy of both AMERICA LIBRE and HOUSE DIVIDED.    Read Latino.

Books courtesy of The Hachette Group.  Review courtesy of The Latina Book Club.



Mayra Calvani said…
I have a review copy of this book but unfortunately I haven't had the time to read it yet. if only there were more hours in a day! Looks like a great read.
Caridad Pineiro said…
Thanks for the review and the intro to the book! Congrats on the new release Raul.
traveler said…
Thanks for this interesting feature and the great review.
Marjorie/cenya2 said…
The storyline of both of these books sounds very good and I would like to read them.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com
petite said…
Excellent review. These books are compelling and wonderful.
Unknown said…
Wonderful review as always!
Thanks for sharing this review-another fabulous book to go on my reading list ! Love that you've started this to share your love for reading,and specifically Latino authors ! xxxx
Mil gracias-for posting this review.Looks like a very compelling read to put on the growing list of books to read. I think it is wonderful,that you share your love of reading here,and specifically your support for our Latino authors is to be commended ! xoxox
herblady said…
I have a great interest in latin culture & would like to read them.
Mariana said…
My husband read his first book... I'd love to win the second one for him so he can continue with the trilogy!