Las Comadres & Friends National Latino 2012 Book Club Picks

This year’s chosen titles:

  • January:  Queen of America, A Novel by Luis Alberto Urrea (Little, Brown & Company)
  • February:  The Maid’s Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream by Mary Romero (New York University Press).  Additional conversation with Héctor Tobar, author of The Barbarian Nurseries: A Novel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • March:  The Second Time We Met by Leila Cobo (Grand Central Publishing
  • April:  The Madness of Mama Carlota by Graciela Limón (Arte Público Press).  Additional conversations celebrating Dia de los Niños scheduled with Carmen Bernier-Grand, author of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Rita Rosa Ruesga, La Pinata/The Piñata (Scholastic en Español)
  • May:  Perla by Carolina de Robertis (Alfred A. Knopf).   Additional conversation scheduled with Linda Rodriguez, author of Every Last Secret (Minotaur/St. Martin’s Press)
  • June:  Traces of Bliss by Cecilia Velastegui (Libros Publishing). Additional conversation scheduled with Denise Vega, author of Rock On (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • July:  “Dude Month” with The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma (Atria Books/Simon and Schuster).  Additional conversation scheduled with Robert Arellano, author of Curse the Name, A Novel (Akashic Books)
  • August:  “Paranormal Month” with The Claimed by Caridad Pineiro (Forever/Grand Central Publishing).  Additional conversations scheduled with Amanda Bonilla, author of Blood Before Sunrise (Signet Eclipse/Penguin) and Marta Acosta, author of The Dark Companion (TOR Teen/Macmillan)
  • September:  Hell or High Water by Joy Castro (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Adult).  Additional conversations scheduled with Alberto Manguel author of All Men Are Liars, translated by Miranda France (Riverhead Books)
  • October:  Count on Me: Tales of Sisterhoods and Fierce Friendships by Las Comadres Para Las Americas and edited by Adriana López  (Atria, Simon and Schuster)
  • November:  The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster).  Additional conversations with Diana López, author of Choke (Scholastic Press) and  Malin Alegría, author of Cruzar El Limite/Border Town #1: Crossing the Line (Point/Scholastic Press)
  • December:  Better With You Here, A Novel by Gwendolyn Zepeda (Grand Central Publishing).  Additional conversation scheduled with Guadalupe Garcia McCall, author of Summer of the Mariposas (Tu Books, Lee & Low Books)

More information on Las Comadres and the Latino Book Club can be found at www.lascomadres.org

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