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REVIEW: THE CLOSER by Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey

  The Latina Book Club is proud to select THE CLOSER as its July 2014 Book of the Month.    “I love being on a team.   You share your triumphs and your troubles.   You share everything.   You are all in it together.   You will do anything for the guys on your team.” “The Bible can’t tell you the story of my walk with the Lord, but it can tell you everything about how I try to live, and why the love of the Lord is the foundation of my whole life.   For me, the Bible is not just the word of God, but a life road map that is packed with wisdom that you cannot beat even if you spent the next hundred years reading spiritual books and self-help books.   It is the best kind of wisdom: Simple Wisdom.” If you are looking for a baseball tell-all about the New York Yankees, you’ve come to the wrong place.   If you want the latest dish on Derek Jeter or A-Rod or tales about Baseball Annies (aka groupies) look elsewhere. THE CLOSER is a sweet, heart-warming account of the life of M


     Kami Garcia, one of the co-authors of the popular Beautiful Creatures series, has gone solo and has a new series:   The Legion.   Book 1, UNBREAKABLE, is out now to great reviews.   The book is being called a crossed between "Supernatural" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."   It's about a bunch of teens, untrained, uncoordinated, out to save the world.  It's fast-paced, full of intrigue and suspense, with interesting characters.   We love it and you will too.   We have our fingers crossed for a movie!     Happy reading ---mcf SUMMARY:      I never believed in ghosts.   Until one tried to kill me. When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, she doesn’t realize that paranormal forces are responsible–not until mysterious identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into her room and destroy a deadly spirit sent to kill her.   Kennedy learns that her mother’s death was no accident, and now she has to take her place in the  Legion of the Black Do


  History:   In 1998, Nancy Pearl from the Washington Center for the Book in the Seattle Public Library launched the campaign "If All Seattle Read the Same Book,” designed to unite the community of readers under the same book. The goal of the campaign was to encourage the public to read one particular book and to participate in several educational and literature-based programs associated with the chosen book. Today, countless libraries, schools and bookstores across the United States have adopted their own version of “One Book” with the same enthusiasm and vision as its original campaign. Today:   La Casa Azul Bookstore has begun a community-wide reading campaign to promote literacy and foster community through literature in East Harlem. On June 7, they announced the first book in their One Book, One Barrio project -- The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, by Sonia Manzano. Now through November, there will be events each month to complement the One Book, One Barrio project, i


   The Good News:    Koehler Books is launching a new Latino imprint, Café Con Leche, with author/agent/publisher Leticia Gomez and author/life coach/motivational speaker Harris Kern at the helm. The Bad News:    Café Con Leche’s first book -- The Life of Ximena Godoy by Graciela Limón – will not be released until May 2015. We anxiously await the release of the first book in what promises to be an exciting imprint.   Café Con Leche will publish fiction and non-fiction by Latino authors and Latino-themed works in English for now.     Below is the official press release.   We wish Leticia and Harris the best of luck with their new imprint! –mcf PRESS RELEASE:   Koehler Books Launches Latino Imprint VIRGINIA BEACH, JUNE 1, 2014:   Köehler Books is proud to announce the creation and launch of its new Latino imprint Café con Leche , which will publish print and e-books of uncompromising quality written by Latino authors or are of interest to a wide Latino readership.