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Latina Book Club: Q & A with Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
LATINA Book Club: Q & A with Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
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!


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Michelle Cabrera
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera Tells Us Why Immigration is Good for America
By Lee Hernandez | 10/12/2010 - 16:16

In her new page turner, You Know I'm Right: More Prosperity, Less Government, CNBC Reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera tackles tough subjects like immigration, school reform and the need for less government. The Emmy-winning journalist (and proud Cubana) spoke to Latina.com about her book, why immigration is good for America and more.


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Mario Vargas Llosa
Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Literature Prize
By Stacey Rivera | 10/07/2010 - 11:25

Famed author and politician Mario Vargas Llosa, 74, was awarded the Nobel Literature Prize Thursday. Llosa is the first South American to win the prize since his former friend and rival Gabriel Garcia Marquez won the award in 1982, prompting Marquez to tweet this morning “cuentas iguales” (Now we are even).


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Four Books to Read this Fall
By Janel Martinez | 09/23/2010 - 15:30

Fall weather brings a certain chill in the air that just makes us want to curl up with a good book and get some serious reading done. Here are a few books that we are definitely going to be reading this fall. Be sure to add your own picks in the comments below!


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Ricky Martin Isn’t the Only Musician with a Biography
By Grace Bastidas | 08/26/2010 - 12:00

Ricky Martin’s memoir, Me, doesn’t hit shelves till November 2, so if you’re anxious to know more about the former Menudo’s life as a dad or his decision to reveal his sexuality, you’ll just have to wait. In the meantime, there are a few tell-all books that should satiate your curiosity about life away from the recording studio for some of our favorite music makers. Get reading!


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Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Diaz on 'Oscar Wao', the movie
Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Diaz on 'Oscar Wao', the movie
By Angie Romero | 08/25/2010 - 10:00

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz likes to take his sweet time. In fact, it could be another ten years before we read another thing from him. (The good news is that he’s already started working on it—a fantasy-type novel for young readers). Díaz, a proud Dominican American, took exactly 11 years to finish his modern fiction masterpiece, 2007’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.


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Details Emerge on Ricky Martin's Memoir!
By Angie Romero | 08/19/2010 - 10:00

Details have finally emerged straight from Ricky Martin’s reps regarding the superstar’s upcoming memoir Me (or Yo, if you read in Spanish), to be published in the U.S. in hardcover on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
 


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J Lo's Latest Project: New Book Series for Latina Teens
J Lo's Latest Project: New Book Series for Latina Teens
By Alice Taranto | 08/16/2010 - 15:45

South Beach. Jennifer Lopez. Entrepreneurial teens. What do they have in common? They're all themes in the fresh teen book series, Amigas. Written by esteemed Latina author Veronica Chambers, the series was created by Jane Startz and inspired by veritable entertainment giant Lopez. A cross between Jane Startz Productions and J.


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What's Inside Ricky Martin’s New Memoir: 'Me'?
By Angie Romero | 08/03/2010 - 10:00

Last week Ricky Martin proudly tweeted: "I'm happy to announce that my book titled "ME" will be released and available everywhere on November 2nd." The highly anticipated memoir, to be published simultaneously in Spanish and English by the Hispanic-focused Penguin imprint, Celebra (home to Emilio Estefan’s memoir, among other books by high-profile Latin celebrities), will chronicle Martin’s life journey.


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Book Review: 'Platinum' Gives a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Lives of Hip Hop Wives
By Angie Romero | 07/17/2010 - 14:00

The buzz has been building around award-winning journalist Aliya S. King’s new novel Platinum ($16, amazon.com), about the "glamorous" lives of hip-hop WAGs (wives and girlfriends) for some time now. Having just turned the last page, I can confirm that it’s addictive. At restaurants, coffee shops, in my bedroom, on the balcony, I couldn’t put the thing down!


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