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7 Books Every Latina Should Read During Hispanic Heritage Month
By Sugey Palomares | 09/26/2012 - 16:00

There’s no better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month than by celebrating our amazing authors and the memorable stories they create. Here are seven books to add to your reading list this month. Enjoy! 


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This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Junot Diaz Chats About His New Book 'This Is How You Lose Her'
By Celia San Miguel | 09/13/2012 - 17:00

Five years ago, Dominican American Jersey boy Junot Diaz’s debut novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, making him just the second Latino to achieve this honor, following Oscar Hijuelos (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love).


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Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz To Release Book On Health & Fitness
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/09/2012 - 18:00

Actress Cameron Diaz is going to take a leap in her career for a new project, and this time it isn't for a movie. Cameron is getting ready to go from actress to author as she stays busy writing a fitness book.

HarperCollins announced yesterday that the What to Expect When You're Expecting star has a contract agreement with the book publisher to release a book on health and wellness. The book is currently untitled and scheduled to hit store shelves in fall 2013.


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Victor Cruz Memoir: Out of the Blue
5 Great Latino Celebrity Memoirs & Autobiographies
By Samantha Leal | 07/17/2012 - 16:15

Victor Cruz just released his new memoir, Out of the Blue, which chronicles his life and struggle to get to where he is now – a Super Bowl champion and proud papi. To celebrate, we’re looking at some other books by notable Latinos. Are any of these on your reading list?


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Marco Rubio Memior An American Son Book
5 Things We Learned About Marco Rubio From His Memoir ‘An American Son’
By Samantha Leal | 06/20/2012 - 15:06

Marco Rubio’s recently released memoir, An American Son, gives us insight into his life and beginnings. The Republican Vice President hopeful talks about his Cuban family, coming to grips with his heritage and parlaying that into a successful political career. But there were a few things that we didn’t know about Rubio (or at least, not in his words). Here are our top 5 takeaways:

He suffered from a medical complication as a child that could have killed him.


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The Shadow Catcher by Hipolito Acosta
Book Review: The Shadow Catcher
By Samantha Leal | 06/03/2012 - 13:00

The Shadow Catcher, the debut novel by Hipolito Acosta, chronicles the life of the author as a U.S. Government Agent, as he worked for 30 years, mostly undercover, infiltrating Mexico’s immigrant smuggling rings and drug cartels. 

Poli, as he likes to be called, rose in the ranks from Border Patrol Agent to a key position in the Department of Homeland Security. The book, while full of amazing vignettes and stories (like that of being targeted by criminals he locked up – just another day on the job), also speaks to the current immigration situation.


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Woman Reading on the Beach
Editor’s Picks: The Best Summer Reads
By Latina Staff | 06/01/2012 - 17:00

We’re big bibliophiles here at Latina, so we picked our favorite books for you to add to your summer reading list (whether you love your nook, kindle or good ol’ print).


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Your Latino Summer Reading List!
Your Latino Summer Reading List!
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/14/2011 - 13:59

Kick back in hammock with a cool drink (and some sunscreen!) and enjoy these great new books by Latino authors, offering everything from mysteries to memoirs. Happy reading!

JOIN THE LATINA BOOK CLUB TO GET THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS AND FIND OUT ALL ABOUT THE NEWEST, HOTTEST BOOKS WRITTEN BY LATINOS!


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LATINA's June-July Book Club Pick: 'The New (And Updated) Latina's Bible' by Sandra Guzman
LATINA's June-July Book Club Pick: 'The New (And Updated) Latina's Bible' by Sandra Guzman
By Irasema Romero | 05/20/2011 - 09:00

Puerto Rican author and former Latina magazine editor-in-chief Sandra Guzman brings us a book on what every Latina should know about: dating, health, succeeding professionally, and managing friendships, among other things.


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LATINA Book Club Pick: 'Say Her Name' by Francisco Goldman
LATINA Book Club Pick: 'Say Her Name' by Francisco Goldman
By Irasema Romero | 05/10/2011 - 13:29

If you are going to read only one novel this summer, choose one that allows you to explore your own life and its fragility. In Say Her Name (Grove Press; $24, out now), author Francisco Goldman takes us into the most intimate aspects of the love he shared with his late wife Aura Estrada. After she died in a bodysurfing accident while vacationing in Mexico, this Brooklyn-based writer creates the most poignant and heartfelt novel about a mourning widower who narrates Aura’s life and how she transformed his.


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