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EXCERPT: ALL THAT GLITTERS: A TALE OF SEX, DRUGS AND HOLLYWOOD DREAMS BY LIZA TREVIÑO

How would you like to be in the movies?  Who wouldn’t?
The Latina Book Club welcomes author Liza Treviño, who shares with us an excerpt from her new novel about a sassy Latina heroine off to make it big in Hollywood.  

Book Summary:   ALL THAT GLITTERS is a women’s fiction Jackie Collins-type saga that introduces a strong, driven Latina heroine at the center of a rags-to-riches story spanning a decade of action. Along the way, Alexandria walks the fine line separating ambition and self-destruction, and discovers that some sacrifices will cost her everything.

All That Glitters:  A Tale of Sex, Drugs and Hollywood Dreams by Liza Treviño Koehler books

EXCERPT
Los Angeles Oscar Night, 1990

            When did things start going wrong?             Alexandria Moreno gulped another swig of champagne from the bottle. She picked at its broken gold foil. It was the samestuff she used to buy back in the days when spending more thanten dollars on bubbly was an extravagance. Now she sat in the best limo mo…

BOOK OF THE MONTH: DYSFUNCTIONAL MALES BY FERNANDO SDRIGOTTI (DEBUT NOVEL!)

The Grid….This mystical understanding of everything known to man, only comparable to the opening of my pores, melting and understanding everything that surrounds me in the way we understand our own skin. Pantheism, non-dualistic mind. A body without organs. I’ve suddenly become everything and yet, at the same time, much better than everything else.


The Latina Book Club congratulates Fernando Sdrigotti on his debut novel!
Even though March is Women’s History Month, we have chosen a book of the month that is all about men.  (The book cover says it all!)

Sdrigotti’s DYSFUNCTIONAL MALES is a gritty and exciting collection of five stories set in contemporary London.  This collection is full of contradictions.  It’s at once ridiculous yet significant; light yet dark; irrelevant yet insightful; toxic yet energizing. 
Men are different. They obsess over video games, sex, drugs, wanking off.  But in bursts of clarity, they do contemplate the reason for their existence, their homosexuality, their …

EXCERPT WEDNESDAY! DYSFUNCTONAL MALES BY FERNANDO SDRIGOTTI

Every WednesdayThe Latina Book Clubfeatures an excerpt from an exciting new book written by a Latino author or for a Latino audience.
This week we are highlightingDYSFUNCTIONAL MALES by Fernando Sdrigotti.  It’s an exciting collection—a little outrageous, a little pathetic but then such are the tales of men.
Happy Reading.  Read Latino.





EXCERPT
DYSFUNCTIONAL MALES by Fernando Sdrigotti


How would a real man, say Steve McQueen, have reacted? Grabbing him by the neck, pulling him off the wheelchair, and smashing him headfirst against the ground? I don’t think so. Perhaps just graciously hiding the pain on the leg with a handsome grin, leaning against the first available wall, lighting up and smoking away for a while. What’s very clear is that he wouldn’t have stammered a few pathetic angry words — Steve McQueen wouldn’t have released all his passive aggression on a fellow soldier, a comrade, a man, regardless of body ability. Great men preserve their greatness through times of trouble, even if b…