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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.