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2017 5th ANNUAL BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Stories can’t be featured unless they are available to read.  We all need to share our stories…. – Lisa Guerrero, Journalist, Latina, Leader.


We can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by.  We were happy to discover new authors and new stories – stories that made us laugh, cry, cringe, scream and fall in love.  We’ve put together an easy reference list of our books of 2017 for readers everywhere.
Remember that books make great gifts all year around, and the best way to support an author is by buying their books, reading their stories and telling your friends and their friends and so on.
We wish you the very best for the New Year, and we look forward to discovering new stories and new authors. 
Happy Reading. Happy 2018! --- mcf



BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017
A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying by Laurie Ann Guerrero (University of Notre Dame Press) – poetry
All that Glitters by Liza TreviƱo (Koehler Books) -- fiction
All the Agents and Saints by Stephanie Elizondo Griest (University of North Ca…

BOOK OF THE MONTH: IN THE MIDST OF WINTER BY ISABEL ALLENDE

Tell your super-ego to fuck off, man. The way you examine every single action, past and present, is twisted. The sin of pride. You’re not that important. You have to forgive yourself once and for all. --- IN THE MIDST OF WINTER

Isabel Allende starts a new book every January.  IN THE MIDST OF WINTER must have been started during a snow storm because this book takes place during a hard winter in Brooklyn.
IN THE MIDST OF WINTER is a heartwarming, captivating, suspenseful, adventurous, gratifying novel.  It’s about love and loss, about justice and redemption, about survival and rebirth, about friendship and family.
Allende tackles issues like gang violence, political atrocities, domestic abuse, illegal immigration and human rights se with truthfulness and integrity. Her characters are so realistic they could be your next door neighbors. This novel is fast-paced and with enough plot twists –I did not see that dead body coming! -- to keep readers warm all over.  And best of all, it’s availabl…