Una mesa. Dos sillas plegables. Una esquina cualquiera. Dos personas en conversación, descubriendo los secretos de una vida. En este libro, el renombrado periodista mexicano, León Krauze presenta un mosaico entrañable: cincuenta historias de nuestra gente, cincuenta vidas que retratan la experiencia del inmigrante en Estados Unidos y la batalla por alcanzar una vida mejor. Inspirado en las conversaciones espontáneas y francas de su exitoso segmento televisivo La Mesa, el cual ha roto récords de audiencia en Univision, Krauze revive la vida de quienes han tenido la valentía de emigrar, dejando atrás no solo parte del corazón sino, en ocasiones, la vida entera. Así presentamos a Manuel, un bracero de 84 años de edad que perdió a su madre siendo apenas un niño…y nunca la olvidó. O Nélida, valiente guatemalteca que ayudó a sobrevivir a sus hijas gemelas, que eran «más pequeñas que la palma de la mano». El lector también encontrará aquí a Ismael, el mariachi que sueña con cantarle a su madre algún día o a Concepción, la vendedora de raspados que vio a sus hermanos matarse entre sí. Todos ellos llevan consigo la mezcla de la experiencia del migrante: la nostalgia por la patria original y el agradecimiento a la patria adoptiva; el dolor y la esperanza de quien deja la tierra que le vio nacer para echar raíces allá, en el otro lado. El resultado es uno de los recorridos literarios más conmovedores de los últimos años. En cincuenta vidas, el retrato de un «nosotros». Amor, ilusiones, dolor, sueños: historias de nuestra gente.
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Reconocido y galardonado periodista, escritor y presentador mexicano, León Krauze comenzó su carrera en el periodismo deportivo para luego convertirse en un reconocido analista de política internacional especializado en la sociedad y la política de Estados Unidos. Autor polifácetico, Krauze ha publicado libros de historia deportiva y política estadounidense, además de tres tomos de literatura juvenil, incluida la novela “El Vuelo de Eluán” y los bestsellers “Historias Perdidas”. A lo largo de veinte años de carrera periodística, Krauze ha entrevistado a decenas de figuras del mundo de la cultura, el deporte y la política. Su trabajo ha aparecido en The New Republic, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Times, El País y Letras Libres, entre muchos otros. Es colaborador frecuente en The New Yorker, así como columnista semanal del diario mexicano, El Universal. Actualmente es el principal presentador en KMEX, canal de Univisión en Los Ángeles, donde encabeza los programas noticiosos de mayor audiencia en todo Estados Unidos.
Cathleen Chambless is a fearless riot grrrl poet whose witchy and bewitching poems cast their spell. Her debut Nec(Romantic) is full of love and death, politics and our fragile natural world. Chambless uses the rhythms of nursery rhymes as well as traditional forms to tip over the toy box of childhood, storm through addiction, and wrestle the elegiac mode. Nec(Romantic) is a book so real it stings. - Denise Duhamel
About the Author:
Cathleen Chambless is from Miami, Florida. She graduated with her MFA in poetry from FIU. She is also a visual artist and activist. She facilitates popular education based anti-oppression workshops with Miami‘s grassroots organization Seed 305. Her work has appeared in The Electronic Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature, Fjords, Grief Diaries, Jai-Alai, Literary Orphans, and Storm Cycle 2014 & 2015. She co-authors a queer/feminist zine called Phallacies. Nec(Romantic) is her first book.
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A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann.
In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her.
Sorting through boxes of family papers and yellowed photographs she finds more than she bargained for: "deceit and scandal, alcohol, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly loved and disputed family land . . . racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of the prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder."
In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing photographs, she crafts a totally original form of personal history that has the page-turning drama of a great novel but is firmly rooted in the fertile soil of her own life.
About the Author:
Sally Mann, born in Lexington, Virginia, in 1951, is one of America’s most renowned photographers. She has received numerous awards, including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Foundation grants, and her work is held by major institutions internationally. Her many books include What Remains, Deep South, At Twelve, Immediate Family, Still Time, Proud Flesh,and The Flesh and the Spirit. A feature film about her work, What Remains, debuted to critical acclaim in 2006. Mann is represented by Gagosian Gallery and the Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York. She lives in Virginia.
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR"The New York Times," "Washington Post," "The San Francisco Chronicle," "Vogue," "NPR," "Publishers Weekly," "BookPage" A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann.
The world knows Aimée Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this New York Timesbestselling series, as a très chic, no-nonsense private investigator—the toughest and most relentless in Paris. Now, author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimée first became a detective . . .
November 1989: Aimée Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris’s preeminent medical school. She lives in a 17th-century apartment that overlooks the Seine with her father, who runs the family detective agency.
But the week the Berlin Wall crumbles, so does Aimée’s life as she knows it. First, someone has sabotaged her lab work, putting her at risk of failing out of the program. Then, she finds out her aristo boyfriend is getting engaged to another woman. And finally, Aimée’s father takes off to Berlin on a mysterious errand. He asks Aimée to help out at the detective agency while he’s gone—as if she doesn’t already have enough to do. But the case Aimée finds herself investigating—a murder linked to a transport truck of Nazi gold that disappeared in the French countryside during the height of World War II—has gotten under her skin. Her heart may not lie in medicine after all—maybe it’s time to think harder about the family business.
About the Author:
Cara Black is the author of sixteen books in the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and visits Paris frequently.
The world knows Aimee Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this "New York Times" bestselling series, as a "tres chic," no-nonsense private investigator the toughest and most relentless in Paris. Now, author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimee first became a detective . . .
El jefe de los sicarios del capo del narcotráfico colombiano, Pablo Escobar, asesino confeso apodado «Popeye», fue liberado de la cárcel después de ayudar a los fiscales a condenar a un exministro de justicia.
Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez ha confesado haber matado a 300 personas y organizado las matanzas de otras 3.000, pero salió libre de la cárcel de alta seguridad Combita del centro de Colombia después de cumplir 22 años de su sentencia de 30 años por asesinato, dijeron fuentes policiales y judiciales.
Maritza trabajaba como traductora y comenzó a visitar a prisioneros estadounidenses en la cárcel para ayudarlos a contactar con la embajada.
Ahí conoció a Popeye y pensó que «tenía que hacer algo por él» y comenzó a comunicarse con él. Popeye rechazó su primera petición de que escribiera un libro, pero ella comenzó a escribir la historia de él por sí sola, usando las historias de las que hablaban como la base para su libro.
En este libro, Popeye detalla la ayuda financiera y legal de Pablo Escobar, así como también sus encarcelamientos, donde se encontró con algunos enemigos y como elaboró una estrategia para sobrevivir en una guerra interna.
Describe su estadía en las cárceles de Tramacua y Combita, en medio de múltiples intentos de asesinatos, tortura, alianzas y traiciones, guerra, rebelión y extradiciones Popeye logra un cambio espiritual y psicológico, perdona a sus enemigos e inicia una nueva vida, que le da la esperanza de la libertad que un día llega a obtener.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines returns to Rosemary Beach one last time in this highly-anticipated finale.
Spoiled. Selfish. Rich girl. Villain. Slut.
As the Prada-clad bad girl of Rosemary Beach, Nan Dillon has been called every vile name under the hot summer sun. Some of her reputation is deserved—she’s never had to worry about anything but maintaining her perfect figure and splitting Daddy’s private jet with her brother, Rush.
But Nan is far from happy. Rush has another kid on the way and doesn’t have time to catch up with his sister. Grant, the last guy she truly cared about, chose to be with her half-sister, Harlow, instead of her. And Harlow, who has never gotten over the way Nan treated her when she first moved to town, remains distant.
So when Major asks her out, she jumps at the chance to date the gorgeous charmer. Though she doesn’t know much about the sweet-talking Texan, and though it’s clear he doesn’t want to be exclusive, dating him beats hanging out with vapid socialites or watching Netflix alone at home.
For a while, Nan deals with Major’s playboy ways, but after he burns her one too many times, she takes off for an impromptu wild weekend in Vegas. There, she meets Gannon, a darkly seductive and oh-so-dangerous businessman who knows exactly how to handle her.
With Major asking for a second chance and Gannon haunting her dreams, Nan has to decide who to give her heart to. But what she doesn’t realize is that these players are involved in a much bigger game—and they’re already two moves ahead of her.
About the Author:
Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Field Party, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted book lover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at Facebook.com/AbbiGlinesAuthor and AbbiGlines.com.
“What I think is striking about something like VONA is that in some ways you get this extraordinary spectrum of literary artists under one roof. If you want to get a pulse of what’s happening in American literary arts, coming to a VONA reading or event will certainly give you a window into that.”
—Junot Díaz, co-founder of VONA/Voices
Join Books & Books and VONA on Thursday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Books & Books for an evening of readings with some of the most innovative and talented authors working today.
Readings are completely free and open to the public, but please remember to RSVP HERE.
The VONA/Voices workshop is hosted by the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences Creative Writing Program. Now in its 17th year, VONA is the only multi-genre workshop for writers of color in the country with two sessions: June 19 – June 25, and June 26 – July 2.
New for 2016 are two distinct classes: Young Adult Literature with Daniel Josè Older answers the demand for more writers of color in the young adults genre, while Essay with Kiese Laymon reflects the growing influence of writers of color in the form.
Reyna Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist and has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the International Latino Book Award among other accolades. Her books include Across a Hundred Mountains, Dancing with Butterflies and Distance Between Us, about her life before and after illegally immigrating from Mexico to the United States and which will be released as a YA edition in September.
Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Laymon is the author of the novel, Long Division and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. He’s written for numerous publications including Esquire, Colorlines, The Los Angeles Times, The Best American Series, and Guernica and is currently a columnist at The Guardian. He has two books forthcoming, a memoir, Heavy, which will be released in 2016 and the novel And So On, which can be expected in the Spring of 2017.
M. Evelina Galang
M. Evelina Galang is the author of Her Wild American Self, One Tribe, and Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery. She edited the anthology Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images and is currently working on Lolas’House:Women Living with War and the novel, Beautiful Sorrow, Beautiful Sky. Galang teaches in and directs the creative writing program at the University of Miami and is core faculty for Vona.
David Mura is a writer, memoirist, poet and performance artist. As a third-generation Japanese-American, he’s written about his life as a man of color and the connections between race, sexuality and history. His books include The Last Incantations, After we Lost our Way, Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei, which won a 1991 Josephine Miles Book Award from the Oakland PEN and was a New York Times Notable Books of Year and Song for Uncle Tom, Tonto & Mr. Moto: Poetry & Identity.
John Murillo's first poetry collection, Up Jump the Boogie, was a finalist for both the 2011 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the PEN Open Book Award. A graduate of New York University's MFA program in creative writing, other honors include a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Cave Canem Foundation, and the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. His work has appeared in such publications as Callaloo, Ninth Letter, and Ploughshares, and is forthcoming in Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthologyof African-American Poetry.
Daniel José Older is the author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series and the YA novel Shadowshaper and was named a “rising star of the genre,” by Publishers Weekly. He co-edited the anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History and his short stories and essays have appeared in Salon, BuzzFeed, The New Haven Review, PANK, Apex and the anthologies Subversion and Mothership: Tales Of Afrofuturism And Beyond.
Tananarive Due teaches in the creative writing MFA program at Antioch University Los Angeles and is a former Cosby Chair in the Humanities at Spelman College where she taught screenwriting, creative writing and journalism. She has won an American Book Award and an NAACP Image Award and is the author of twelve novels including The Living Blood, Casanegra, and The Black Rose and the short story collection Ghost Summer.
A Style Expert and Native New Yorker’s Little Black Book of Brooklyn
More Than Two Hundred Places to Eat, Shop, and Explore
Designated the “It” borough of New York, Brooklyn has become a trendsetting destination, drawing tourists from around the world. In this beautiful, thoughtfully curated anthology, style and shopping expert Rachel Felder offers a personal tour of the borough’s best-kept secrets and diverse neighborhoods, as well as a full overview of its definitive cultural institutions, public spaces, and legendary venues.
Inside you’ll find:
Recommendations for hotels, restaurants, bars, clothing shops, flea markets, museums, parks, performance spaces, and more
Beautiful full-color photographs of every shop or location
An extensive list of shopping destinations of every kind: interior decor and antiques sellers, specialty food shops and bakeries, jewelers and artisanal workshops, clothing for men and women, and everything in between
The address, telephone number, and Web site for every listing, as well as the closest subway station
Written by a native New Yorker, this unique compendium of Brooklyn’s most stylish places to eat, shop, and explore is a must for travelers, home shoppers, and New Yorkers alike.
A trend and shopping expert and fourth-generation New Yorker’s chic, full-color guide to the best boutiques, shopping routes, restaurants, cafes, and bars in New York City’s “It” borough, highlighting more than 200 favorite destinations and shops for both style-oriented travelers and New Yorkers alike.
The fourth most popular travel destination in the world, New York City draws millions of visitors annually, including more than fifty-four million people in 2014 alone. At the center of this white-hot destination is none other than the borough of Brooklyn—the mecca of twenty-first century cool and style. Now, native New Yorker Rachel Felder, a widely published journalist specializing in fashion, beauty, travel, and trends, has created a portable, beautifully designed, personally curated anthology that brings this fashionable borough into focus as never before, featuring not-to-be-missed highlights and covering everything—from food to furniture to fashion—it has to offer.
Rachel takes you into some of the borough’s most diverse and charming neighborhoods, including Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Heights, and DUMBO. She begins with valuable travel advice, including a precisely selected list of hotels, cafes, bars, bakeries, festivals, salons, and markets. She provides a sample itinerary for trip planning, as well as a comprehensive list of Brooklyn’s main attractions—including its major landmarks, parks and gardens, museums and zoos, noteworthy restaurants, bars and breweries, and artisanal food shops. She then takes you into individual neighborhoods, exploring each thoroughly by shop type and goods, providing the complete address, phone number, and website for each.
Insider Brooklyn is filled with must-have advice on trendsetting furniture and décor; antiques and vintage; clothing for men, women, and children; jewelry, both affordable and high-end; beauty—makeup, perfume, and salons; health and wellness, including juices, gear, and fitness specialists; children’s goods; stylish kitchen essentials and decorating for the table; unique art and objects; rare oddities and curiosities; and favorite bookstores, specialty grocers, and niche shops. The stores have been chosen with an expert’s eye, including new discoveries, popular mainstays, and neighborhood gems worth visiting.
Bursting with invaluable insights, helpful tips, and must-see destinations, Insider Brooklyn is an indispensable resource and a visual feast for tourists and business visitors headed to the city, locals—both Brooklynites and other New Yorkers—and armchair travelers who simply want to dream about and shop it from home.
About the Author:
Rachel Felder is a journalist who writes about travel, trends, and style for a wide range of publications. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the International New York Times, the Financial Times, Travel and Leisure, Departures, New York magazine, People, Rolling Stone, Town and Country, Women’s Wear Daily, and on the websites of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. The author of Insider Brooklyn and Manic Pop Thrill and coauthor of Fighter, she has appeared at conferences like TEDx Oxford and SxSW. Twitter: @rachelfelder - Instagram: @rachelfelder
A trend and shopping expert and fourth-generation New Yorker's chic, full-color guide to the best boutiques, shopping routes, restaurants, cafes, and bars in New York City's It borough, highlighting more than 200 favorite destinations and shops for both style-oriented travelers and New Yorkers alike.