Friday, January 4, 2013

Sarita's Favoritas 2012

Randy Lopez Goes Home. The latest by Bless Me, Última author Rudolfo Anaya

Getaway. Lisa Brackmann. I loved Brackmann’s Rock Paper Tiger and this one is just as good. You will be willing the heroine to Get rid of the darn cell phone!

Have you seen Marie? Sandra Cisneros. A delicate poem in prose that shimmers with Cisneros’s deft weilding of her craft and charming illustrations by Ester Hernández.

On Hallowed Ground. John Lantigua. Get away from those frigid Swedes for some fun sleuthing with Miami-based private eye Willie Cuesta who is feeling good.

Purgatory. Tomás Eloy Martínez. The consequences from Argentina’s dirty war still resonate.

Triple Crossing. Sebastian Rotella.
Conquistadora. Esmeralda Santiago. This is a sensual, riveting tale, set in a place where human passions and cruelties collide – Puerto Rico!

The Barbarian Nurseries. Héctor Tobar.
Short stories
This is How you Lose Her. Junot Díaz. Another slam dunk for Díaz!

Before the End, After the Beginning. Dagoberto Gilb.
Three Messages and a Warning. Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic.
Taco USA. Gustavo Arellano. ‘The Mexican’ puts Tulsa on the great Mexican food map in this fun and informative book.

The Boy Kings of Texas. Domingo Martínez.