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Western Avenue and Other Fictions

Western Avenue and Other Fictions Author Fred Arroyo
ISBN-10 9780816502332
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 108
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A collection of short stories by Fred Arroyo.



Along These Highways

Along These Highways Author Rene S Perez
ISBN-10 9780816599608
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 152
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Rene Perez has the ability to stop time. In fact, time stops as soon as you start reading one of his short stories. You find yourself transported into the minds and lives of people you thought you didn't know. Suddenly they are your best friends. They live in Texas. Most of them are Hispanic. But their problems are universal. Like Alfredo, driving home from Dallas to Greenton with the body of his friend "Frankie" Ochoa in the back of his hearse and his son Ramon ready to drive if Alfredo's eyesight fails again. Or Joey, just back from basic training and ready to ship out with his Marine platoon. He's having beers with his best friend J.R. at Flojo's, a bar outside of Greenton run by Liz and Vicente, "the toughest couple in town." Or Benny, who drops into Flojo's for the first time in years and finds his one-time friend Gumby drinking himself into oblivion. Turns out Gumby's luck is even worse than Benny's. Or Virginia, the schoolteacher who's trying to become better educated in the hope that her son who went to Stanford will come back home to Corpus Christi. Or Eric, who spent all his money on two flashy wheels for his car and put them both on the passenger side so that they'll impress everyone on the sidewalk as he passes. Or Andy, who breaks into a home he's always wanted to see from the inside. You'll want to know them all. And you will count yourself fortunate to have met them.



Zigzagger

Zigzagger Author Manuel Munoz
ISBN-10 9780810120990
Release 2003-10-28
Pages 185
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A first collection of stories, mainly set in California's Central Valley, depicts the struggles of characters against their physical and personal surroundings and follows in the title story the experiences of a teenage boy who learns the consequences of succumbing to the lure of a town outsider. Simultaneous. A first collection. (Story Collection)



My Father Was a Toltec

My Father Was a Toltec Author Ana Castillo
ISBN-10 9780307538727
Release 2009-03-12
Pages 192
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Mixing the lyrical with the colloquial, the tender with the tough, Ana Castillo has a deserved reputation as one of the country’s most powerful and entrancing novelists, but she began her literary career as a poet of uncompromising commitment and passion. My Father Was a Toltec is the sassy and street-wise collection of poems that established and secured Castillo's place in the popular canon. It is included here in its entirety along with the best of her early poems. Ana Castillo’s poetry speaks—in English and Spanish—to every reader who has felt the pangs of exile, the uninterrupted joy of love, and the deep despair of love lost. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Good Rainbow Road

The Good Rainbow Road Author Simon J. Ortiz
ISBN-10 0816529353
Release 2010-05-01
Pages 80
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Two boys are sent by their people to the west to visit the Shiwana, the spirits of rain and snow, and bring back rain to relieve a drought.



Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children

Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children Author Christine Granados
ISBN-10 082635792X
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 192
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Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children book for free.



Lettuce Wars

Lettuce Wars Author Bruce Neuburger
ISBN-10 9781583673331
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 350
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In 1971, Bruce Neuburger—young, out of work, and radicalized by the 60s counterculture in Berkeley—took a job as a farmworker on a whim. He could have hardly anticipated that he would spend the next decade laboring up and down the agricultural valleys of California, alongside the anonymous and largely immigrant workforce that feeds the nation. This account of his journey begins at a remarkable moment, after the birth of the United Farm Workers union and the ensuing uptick in worker militancy. As a participant in organizing efforts, strikes, and boycotts, Neuburger saw first-hand the struggles of farmworkers for better wages and working conditions, and the lengths the growers would go to suppress worker unity. Part memoir, part informed commentary on farm labor, the U.S. labor movement, and the political economy of agriculture, Lettuce Wars is a lively account written from the perspective of the fields. Neuburger portrays the people he encountered—immigrant workers, fellow radicals, company bosses, cops and goons—vividly and indelibly, lending a human aspect to the conflict between capital and labor as it played out in the fields of California.



First Blood and Other Stories

First Blood and Other Stories Author Jack Schaefer
ISBN-10 9780826358448
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 160
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In these classic stories acclaimed author Jack Schaefer yet again captures the spirit and adventure of the Old West. First Blood, Schaefer’s follow-up to Shane, tells the tale of Jess Harker, a young stagecoach driver finding his way in this coming-of-age story. Jess admires Race Crimm, the Company’s top messenger, for his stature and wild abandon and would have “shucked ten years of [his] life to be driving beside him.” Jess, eager to ride the big trails, has the chance to prove himself by driving an important shipment when trouble arises. Facing hard choices of honor and justice, he must pick a side because his life might just depend on it. “Jacob,” “Salt of the Earth,” and “One Man’s Honor” complete this engaging collection of stories by award-winning American treasure Jack Schaefer.



The Region of Lost Names

The Region of Lost Names Author Fred Arroyo
ISBN-10 0816526575
Release 2008
Pages 176
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Remember that the dream of one is the dream of everyone. Ernest is searching for a place where he can live beyond his past. His family has returned to Puerto Rico, and Ernest remains in the States, desiring only distance from his memories of childhood displacement and work, his parentsÕ tumultuous relationship, and his own love for Magdalene. Magdalene, too, looks to move beyond her memories as she follows ErnestÕs family home, seeking resolution to her motherÕs hurtful secrets, her fatherÕs unknown identity, and her love for Ernest. As Ernest moves through the fields of Michigan, as Magdalene traverses the jungles of Puerto Rico and the shores of the Caribbean, they discover that their dreams and identities are linked within the framework of their families and their pasts. Together, Ernest and Magdalene must come to terms with the secrets and mistakes made by the previous generation, the histories of disloyalty and abandonment, of secrecy and sorrow. Their struggles take place in a region of lost names, where loves and memories are banished and found. Fred Arroyo writes a story in two voices, following Ernest and Magdalene by turns in prose that is elegant and lyrical. His words evoke another world lush with the scent of salt spray, the taste of mangoes, and the rush of leaves, alive with characters whose ardors and pathos are achingly real. Arroyo explores the ebb and flow between past and present and themes that are enduring. Ultimately, Ernest and Magdalene must live with more than their memories; they must rediscover the intimacies of the region of lost names.



The King and Queen of Comez n

The King and Queen of Comez  n Author Denise Chávez
ISBN-10 9780806147161
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 320
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Comezón: It’s more than an itch. It’s a long-standing desire that will never be fulfilled. And, in this novel by award-winning author Denise Chávez, it is also a border town in New Mexico whose denizens’ longings are as powerful as they are, all too often, impossible. But in the feverish dance of life that seizes Comezón during its two annual fiestas, all things seem possible. As the townspeople revel in the freedom of the fiestas, their stories unfold in all manner of mystery, drama, and comic charm. In the middle of it all is Arnulfo P. Olivárez, master of ceremonies and befuddled patriarch of a less-than-tractable family. At the moment, he is calculating his chances of becoming mayor, as well as pondering the fate of his beautiful disabled daughter, Juliana. Arnulfo’s daughters (“the half and the whole,” he deems them) are the Fiesta Queen, Lucinda, a lovely, lost and wild girl, and Juliana, her half sister, wheelchair-bound but with soaring dreams of love for the local priest, El Padre Manolito. Their mother, the saintly Doña Emilia, attends to all her children, including Arnulfo, with grace. Lucinda’s unsuitable suitor, Ruley Terrazas, a tall, bumpy-skinned boy, is not to be trusted, nor is his father, Cuco “Matamosca” Terrazas, the local chief of police. And Rey Suárez, owner of the Mil Recuerdos Lounge, is haunted by his former incarnation as an immigration officer, an expert in spotting fake IDs. Between New Mexico and México, between Cinco de Mayo and the 16th of September, between the dreams and the realities of Comezón’s characters, something has to give. Each character is attempting to find love in this feverish fiesta called Life. And in the deft hands of Denise Chávez this tragicomic novel gives unerringly: pleasure, surprise, and the satisfaction of a tale well told.



Off the Road

Off the Road Author Jack Hitt
ISBN-10 0743261119
Release 2005-03-01
Pages 272
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A funny, irreverent travelogue through France and Spain describes places considered sacred--fortresses, monasteries, statues, and relics--and features a group of quirky, modern pilgrims seeking knowledge of themselves and each other rather than God. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.



God s Hotel

God s Hotel Author Victoria Sweet
ISBN-10 9781594486548
Release 2013
Pages 416
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A portrait of America's last surviving almshouse describes the author's practice at Laguna Honda Hospital, explaining how its patients and low-tech focus on "attentive medicine" transformed her views about health care.



Resisting Elegy

Resisting Elegy Author Joel Peckham
ISBN-10 9780897336475
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 144
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In this thoughtful collection of narratives, author Joel Peckham explores the transformative power of emotional and physical pain from the vantage point of a husband and parent who lost his wife and a child in an accident that left him in chronic distress. Along the way, he fills a need for a brutally honest literary examination of not only grief and suffering, but also of recovery.



Junot D az and the Decolonial Imagination

Junot D  az and the Decolonial Imagination Author Monica Hanna
ISBN-10 9780822374763
Release 2015-12-18
Pages 448
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The first sustained critical examination of the work of Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz, this interdisciplinary collection considers how Díaz's writing illuminates the world of Latino cultural expression and trans-American and diasporic literary history. Interested in conceptualizing Díaz's decolonial imagination and his radically re-envisioned world, the contributors show how his aesthetic and activist practice reflect a significant shift in American letters toward a hemispheric and planetary culture. They examine the intersections of race, Afro-Latinidad, gender, sexuality, disability, poverty, and power in Díaz's work. Essays in the volume explore issues of narration, language, and humor in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the racialized constructions of gender and sexuality in Drown and This Is How You Lose Her, and the role of the zombie in the short story "Monstro." Collectively, they situate Díaz’s writing in relation to American and Latin American literary practices and reveal the author’s activist investments. The volume concludes with Paula Moya's interview with Díaz. Contributors: Glenda R. Carpio, Arlene Dávila, Lyn Di Iorio, Junot Díaz, Monica Hanna, Jennifer Harford Vargas, Ylce Irizarry, Claudia Milian, Julie Avril Minich, Paula M. L. Moya, Sarah Quesada, José David Saldívar, Ramón Saldívar, Silvio Torres-Saillant, Deborah R. Vargas



This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN-10
Release 2016-01-18
Pages 316
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INDEX BOOK ONE—The Romantic Egotist CHAPTER 1. Amory, Son of Beatrice CHAPTER 2. Spires and Gargoyles CHAPTER 3. The Egotist Considers CHAPTER 4. Narcissus Off Duty INTERLUDE May, 1917-February, 1919 BOOK TWO—The Education of a Personage CHAPTER 1. The Debutante CHAPTER 2. Experiments in Convalescence CHAPTER 3. Young Irony CHAPTER 4. The Supercilious Sacrifice CHAPTER 5. The Egotist Becomes a Personage



Vatos

Vatos Author José Galvez
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822028170314
Release 2000-09-01
Pages 95
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A tribute in photographs and poem--to Chicano men, to Latino men, to all men everywhere.



Sixty Acres and a Bride

Sixty Acres and a Bride Author Regina Jennings
ISBN-10 9780764209901
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 368
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Sparks fly when a widowed Latin beauty looking to save her family's farm meets a Texas rancher in this sensational historical debut.