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1. Cross over water [2011]

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204 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections

2. Diadema [2007]

Book
172 p. ; 22 cm.
Mary Black receives a death bed request from her best friend, Diadema, to find a son that she gave up for adoption and let him know his mother "always loved him." Diadema is a fictionalized account of actual events, which came together in Paseo, a Texas border town. San Benito, across the U.S.-Mexico border, shares with Paseo centuries of history. Close by there is a set of small, strange volcanic rock mountains, an ancient archeological site that also reminds Paseos of a deeper, mystically past. Mary leaves the Midwest and finds her way to Paseo where she meets Carlos Alvarado who embodies the many historical contrasts of the city. Carlos is obsessed about his Mexican Native heritage, frustrated with what he considers the colonized reality of the present, and haunted by his past involvement with the American Indian Movement, he unwittingly leads Mary into labyrinth of mystery and intrigue. Their search intertwines with a theft of ancient skeletal remains from the local university museum, an L.A. medical examiner, and a Harvard anthropologist doing research at the sites. The mystery of Diadema's name and efforts to find her son blend into the mythology of the Virgen of Guadalupe to give an insightful look at the underground Indian traditions that still permeate Mexican American culture. "The spiritual path is a search for authenticity. From Mexican American, to Chicano and finally, Native American, the author of DIADEMA presents the steps one takes in traveling on this path that all of us must travel in our search for true meaning of who we are. Carlos Aceves paints a fascinating picture of a Southwest City (which we all know), a spiritual search for identity, the indigenous cultures ofthe area and a cast of characters who represent the people inhabiting this area." Pete T. Duarte, Former Professor at UTEP "A great story that brings to life the vibrant culture of a west Texas town." Mary Luckie, Educator. "Es una encantadora historia que dice realidades profundas del ser humano en forma tierna y mgica." Argelia Flores, teacher. Diadema truly reminded me of my childhood. In its, pages, I could almost hear my mother's voice once again speaking to me. It took me back to a very happy time of my life. Mara E. Saenz. Educator.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780979645761 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage), Special Collections
Book
211 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
71 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
xii, 138 p. ; 22 cm.
The Chicano characters in Richard Yanez's debut story collection live in El Paso's Lower Valley but inhabit a number of borders-between two countries, two languages, and two cultures, between childhood and manhood, life and death. The teenaged narrator of "Desert Vista" copes with a new school and a first love while negotiating the boundaries between his family's tenuous middle-class status and the working-class community in which they have come to live. Tony Amoroza, the protagonist of "Amoroza Tires, " wrestles with the overwhelming grief from his wife's death until an unexpected legacy prompts him with new faith. Maria del Valle, "La Loquita, " the central character of "Lucero's Mkt., " crosses the border into madness while her neighbors watch, gossip, and try to offer-or refuse-aid. Yanez writes with perfect understanding of his borderland setting, a landscape where poverty and violence impinge on traditional Mexican-American values, where the signs of gang culture compete with the ageless rituals of the Church. His characters are vivid, unique, fully authentic, searching for purpose or identity, for hope or meaning, in lives that seem to deny them almost everything. Yanez's world is that of the Southwestern Chicanos, but the fears and yearnings of his characters are universal. This is the work of a deeply compassionate and highly skilled writer, and the stories are moving and powerful.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780874175332 20160528
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
120 p. ; 23 cm.
www.aspresolver.com Latino Literature
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
175 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Even in heaven -- The curse -- The girdle -- Memories in white -- Blanca Rosa -- Gloves of her own -- Butterfly -- Hotel Arco Iris -- Love and happiness -- Cloud-shadow -- Return of the spirit.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780811827942 20160528
A collection of interrelated stories exploring life on the Mexican-American border through the inner lives and relationships of characters in the fictional Arizona town of Mesquite.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780811827942 20160528
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
191 p. ; 20 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections

9. Yo chicano [1982]

Book
258 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Special Collections
Book
v, 76 leaves, bound ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage), Special Collections

11. Ask a policeman [1998]

Book
196 p. ; 22 cm.
www.aspresolver.com Latino Literature
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
352 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections

13. Maravilla [2006]

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233 p. ; 23 cm.
Maravilla is the first urban novel about Latino youth's experinece in the streets of a major metropolitan area. This is also the earliest novel ever written about an urban Latina finding her way in the mean streets of L.A. This is a novel written about Latino youth living in the barrio. It depicts their experience in the housing projects of L.A. The Maravilla project was a well known public housing in East Los Angeles during the mid-fifties where poverty, crime and desperation often ran unmitigated. This novel for the first time depicts the Chicano youth--long before they ever were known as such--in the L.A. barrios. "I named you Consuelo, " my mother said, "because you didn't stop screaming for hours when you were born. I figured you needed hope." To Consuelo Concepcin, "Cece" Contreres, however, hope seems to be just about all she's got. So when her boyfriend is cheating on her, her friends are doing drugs, and her parents don't understand her, is it any wonder that the only person she can talk to is St. Teresa de Avila? From the housing projects of East Los Angeles, Maravilla, to the lively scene of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district in the 1960s, Laura del Fuego's novel tells the absorbing and personal tale of a young Chicana, like many in real life, making her way in turbulent times. It is a thoughtful and sometimes violent story about coming of age in the heart of the barrio, discovering one's self in the midst of chaos and trying to make sense of a troubled life. An outstanding young writer, del Fuego knits a complex weave whereby her heroine progresses through the barrios of East Los Angeles during the effervescent years of the 1960's. Unlike, Garca Mrquez' narrative thatcenters on political turmoil and violence, Del Fuego's bring us the asphalt jungle, violence in the inner city barrio, which equally unsettle and destroy the Latino pathos. This new height of writing style and drama is a welcome addition to the selected group of Hispanic women writers. Most highly recommended.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780915745906 20160527
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
xli, 246 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections

15. A rush of hands [2003]

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71 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
143 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
79 p. : port., music ; 19 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
238 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Sophia
  • Frostbite
  • A tatting man
  • Soy la Avon lady
  • The crown on prince
  • After dad shot Jesus
  • Love can make you sick
  • Ivor's people
  • To control a rabid rodent
  • Mother-in-law's tongue
  • Walking circles.
Green Library, Special Collections

19. Giraffe on fire [2001]

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85 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Your throat burns, Red
  • Bull and octopus = Pulpo y toro (Adiós, querido PRI)
  • Ofelia
  • Giraffe on fire
  • Beneath your skin = Bajo tu piel.
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
xlv, 98 p. ; 22 cm.
www.aspresolver.com Latino Literature
Green Library, Special Collections

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