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!
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.
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.
By Irasema Romero | 03/15/2011 - 09:45
During our lifetime, we are constantly asking ourselves: Who are we, really?
That is what author Sandra Rodriguez Barron seeks to answer in Stay With Me (Harper Paperbacks; $15, out now) through the lives of five siblings, who as toddlers were found together inside the cabin of a luxury boat after a devastating hurricane hit Puerto Rico’s western coast in 1979. They are left without a trace of their personal history or any link to their past lives.
By Johanna Ferreira | 02/10/2011 - 11:00
From his close relationship with his grandma to his drug use and hitting it big with multiplatinum group The Black Eyed Peas, Taboo holds little back in his revealing new memoir, Fallin’ Up, in stores now. Taboo talked to Latina.com about why he wrote the book and why it isn’t just another celebrity memoir.
By Johanna Ferreira | 01/20/2011 - 08:15
We didn’t see this one coming! Martin Sheen and his son Emilio Estevez are currently collaborating on a memoir called Along the Way.
The book celebrates the “physical and spiritual journey,” of both Sheen and his son is set to hit stores this Father’s Day. The memoir covers everything from the Estevez’s families roots in Spain to the special bond between the father and son. It also will touch on The Way, a film that will be directed by Estevez and will star Sheen.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/20/2010 - 14:15
As if Shakira hasn't already accomplished a lot, now the Colombian pop star can add children's book author to her long list of triumphs!
Shaki teamed up with the folks behind Nickelodeon's hit TV show Dora the Exlorer to publish a new book in their series called World School Day Adventure. The book follows young Dora and her sidekick Boots as they rush to deliver school supplies to children around the globe in celebration of World School Day.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/17/2010 - 11:24
This was a great year for Latino authors, with newcomers like Patricia Engel receiving critical acclaim and established authors like Isabel Allende returning to classic form.
Check out our picks for the five best books of 2010!
By Lee Hernandez | 11/19/2010 - 08:20
Kat Von D is on top of the world right now. The famous Argentinean tattoo artist has a hit TV show (TLC’s L.A. Ink) and her latest book The Tattoo Chronicles is a NY Times Bestseller. Latina.com spoke Kat about her new book, staying sober and how she's really just a normal girl at heart.
By Janel Martinez | 10/20/2010 - 10:30
Bestselling author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is back and bearing an extra special gift for readers just in time for the holiday season. Her seventh novel, The Three Kings (on sale Nov. 9th), is a romantic comedy following successful interior designer, Christy de la Cruz, as she reenters the dating scene after a divorce. She becomes involved with not one, not two, but three guys. Get a sneak-peak of the novel in the November issue of Latina!