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.
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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 http://www.raulramos.com/.
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Books courtesy of The Hachette Group. Review courtesy of The Latina Book Club.
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