A LATINO NATIONAL CONVERSATION
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RECOMMENDED READING FOR ADULTS

 

PABLO NERUDA

ISABEL ALLENDE

This list was inspired by and based on the prospectus for "A Latino National Conversation," a program of the Great Books Foundation. It was compiled by Tom Healy, Seattle Public Library librarian; author Kathleen Alcala; members of Los Nortenos writing group; and the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. There is also a list for children and young adults.

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Alcala, Kathleen Treasures in Heaven
Allende, Isabel The House of the Spirits
Alvarez, Julia How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent
Alvarez, Julia In the Time of the Butterflies
Anaya, Rudolfo Bless Me, Ultima
Anzaldua, Gloria Borderlands
Arana, Marie American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood
Azuela, Mariano The Underdogs (Los de abaja)
Barrios, Flor Fernandez Blessed by Thunder
Benitez, Sandra A Place Where the Sea Remembers
Castillo, Ana So Far from God
Chavez, Denise Last of the Menu Girls
Cisneros, Sandra The House on Mango Street
Coelho, Paulo The Alchemist
Cruz, Angie Soledad
Diaz, Junot Drown
Escandon, Maria Amparo Esperanza's Box of Saints
Esquivel, Laura Like Water for Chocolate
Garcia, Cristina Dreaming in Cuban
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel Love in the Time of Cholera
Gonzales, Rigoberto So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water Before it Breaks 
Lopez-Medina, Sylvia Cantora
Machado, Antonio Times Alone: Selected Poems of Antonio Machado
Menendez, Ana In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd
Neruda, Pablo The Yellow Heart
Obejas, Achy Days of Awe
Ortiz Cofer, Judith Line of the Sun
Paz, Octavio The Labyrinth of Solitude
Poniatowska, Elena Here's to You, Jesusa (Hasta no verte Jesus mio)
Sanchez, Ricaedo Canto y grito mi liberacion
Santiago, Esmerelda When I Was Puerto Rican
Santos, John Phillip Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation
Vargas Llosa, Mario Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Vea, Alfredo Gods Go Begging
Villasenor, Victor Macho!

 
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