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Short Stories

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A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America - Thomas Colchie

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Fire From the Andes: Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru - edited by Susan E. Benner and Kathy S. Leonard

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Drown - Junot Diaz

 

Poetry

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The Republic of Poetry - Martín Espada

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Wachale!: Poetry and Prose about Growing up Latino in America - edited by Ilan Stavans

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Burnt Sugar Cana Quemada: Contemporary Cuban Poetry in English and Spanish - edited by Lori Marie Carlson and Oscar Hijuelos

 

Fiction

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Breath, Eyes, Memory - Edwidge Danticat
Sophie Caco, a child who was born of rape, leaves Haiti at the age of twelve to join her mother in New York City, where they both battle with the results of sexual abuse.

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The Farming of Bones - Edwidge Danticat
Amabelle, a Haitian woman who has grown up as a servant in the home of Dominicans, falls in love with Sebastien, an itinerant sugarcane cutter, and together they try to weather the storms of persecution against their people.

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Krik? Krak! - Edwidge Danticat
Nine stories that encompass both the cruelties and the high ideals of Haitian life.

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The Dew Breaker - Edwidge Danticat
The book of the dead -- Seven -- Water child -- The book of miracles -- Night talkers -- The bridal seamtress -- Monkey tails -- The funeral singer -- The dew breaker.

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The Storyteller: A Novel - Mario Vargas Llosa

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz

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In the Time of Butterflies - Julia Alvarez

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents - Julia Alvarez

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The Feast of the Goat - Mario Vargas Llosa

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One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Biography and Memoir

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A Cross and a Star: Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile - Marjorie Agosín

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Of Earth and Sea: A Chilean Memoir - Marjorie Agosín

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Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy - Carlos M.N. Eire

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The Motorcycle Diaries - Ernesto Che Guevara

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