Favorite Editions

Some of our Favorite Editions

Some of our Favorite Editions

WHEN I WAS PUERTO RICAN by Esmeralda Santiago

A moving narrative, lyrically written. The author shares with the reader her memories of her Puerto Rican childhood and her bewildering years of transition in New York City.

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE by Laura Esquivel

Originally presented in monthly installments with recipes, romances and home remedies, it became the number-one bestseller in Mexico in 1990. It is a poignant tale, touched with bittersweet moments of magic and sensuality.

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA by Gabriel García Márquez

In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow – she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a telegraph boy, falls in love with Fermina Daza, the daughter of a mule trader.

HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS by Julia Alvarez

Forced to flee their native Caribbean island after an attempted coup, the Garcias–Carlos, Laura, and their four daughters–must learn a new way of life in the Bronx, while trying to cling to the old ways that they loved.

DEAR FIRST LOVE by Zoé Valdés

Originally published as Querido Primer Novio by Editorial Planeta in Spain. The author spins a tale of one woman’s spiritual and sexual awakening under the soul-destroying Castro regime.

 

In the future we plan to add additional titles to our list on this page of our favorite editions. If you have a favorite publication you would like to recommend to the book club, let us know. You can do that by sending them an email.