Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!

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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!  From September 15 through October 15, the U.S celebrates the experiences, heritage, contributions and culture of Hispanic and Latinx Americans.

Join in the celebration by enjoying one of the following fiction titles that highlight the Latinx experience:

 

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

Reeling from her husband’s sudden death, Antonia Vega contends with her unstable sister’s disappearance.  In the midst of this chaos, a pregnant undocumented teen’s enters her life.

 

Dominicana by Angie Cruz

In a turbulent 1960s Dominican Republic, a teenager agrees to marry a man twice her age to help her family immigrate to America.

 

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A young woman in Mexico City visits her newly married cousin at her dilapidated countryside manor.  She becomes overwhelmed by nightmares and horrific visions.

 

It Would Be Night in Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo

In an increasingly violent and corrupt Venezuela, looters take ownership of Adelaida’s apartment.  She discovers creative means of survival.

 

Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis

Enduring the violence against women and the LGBTQ community in the decades of the Uruguayan dictatorship, five women unite as lovers, friends, and family.

 

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

This epic novel spans decades and crosses continents.  The story follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.

 

Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

In Pablo Escobar’s violent Colombia of the 1990’s, a rich young girl and her teen-aged housemaid’s become friends.  Eventually,  circumstances outside their control threaten their connection.

 

Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

The common thread in this collection of short stories is the struggles faced by Latina women of Indigenous descent.  There is also a theme of homeland and belonging.

 

Looking for more recommendations for National Hispanic Heritage Month?  Give us a call at 508-539-1435 or email mpl_mail@clamsnet.org.

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