New Books

THE ACCOUNTANT’S STORY by Roberto Escobar with David Fisher

“For the first time ever, Roberto Escobar, the surviving brother of the infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, tells the real inside story of the Medellin drug cartel, which was once estimated by Fortune Magazine to be worth in excess of $6 billion. Roberto knows – he was the accountant who kept track of all the money.

In The Accountant’s Story, Roberto details everything: the brutal violence, dealing with American drug forces and the CIA, the problems faced against the Colombian mafia, even Pablo’s moments of kindness and compassion towards less fortunate countrymen in Colombia. As his brother points out, although many people view Pablo Escobar as a monster, thousands still visit his grave every year to mourn him, and revere him as a savior.”

Listen to the podcast here: theaccountantsstory_pc.mp3

Into the Beautiful North By Luis Urrea comes out in May. You can follow Luis @Urrealism.

“Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US to find work. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn’t the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village–they’ve all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men–her own “Siete Magníficos”–to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

Filled with unforgettable characters and prose as radiant as the Sinaloan sun, INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH is the story of an irresistible young woman’s quest to find herself on both sides of the fence.”

Urrea is also the author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter and The Devil’s Highway.

He is the recipient of an American Book Award, a Western States Book Award, and a Colorado Book Award, and he has been inducted into the Latino Literary Hall of Fame. You can learn more here: http://www.luisurrea.com/home.php

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