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Recommended English books written by authors from Mexico (42)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you speak English here are some English books from Mexico for the next part of the "Read Around The World Challenge".

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A Silent Fury : The El Bordo Mine Fire by Yuri Herrera EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Description:
Mine fire industrial disaster nonfiction: from the author of Signs Preceding The End of The World

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Borderlands : The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity.Borderlands / La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition features a new introduction by scholars Norma Cantú (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Aída Hurtado (Universit... continue

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El Llano in Flames by Juan Rulfo EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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For a writer so reserved in what he saw into print, Juan Rulfo has had a disproportional influence on writers of literature, in Spanish and beyond, on a par with Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez. His single story collection, El Llano in flames, provides a pithy and moving expression of life in central and western Mexico in the decades following the Revolution. These stories have the quality of an oral testimony to harsh years and are delivered in a spare and exquisite voice. This new translation by Stephen Beechinor marks the first time this masterpiece of Latin American literature... continue

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Empty Houses by Brenda Navarro EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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Daniel disappeared three months, two days and eight hours after his birthday. He was three. He was my son. Empty Houses unfolds in the aftermath of a child's disappearance. His mother is distraught. As her life begins to unravel, she is haunted by his absence but also by her own ambivalence: did she even want him in the first place? In a working-class neighbourhood on the other side of Mexico City another woman protects her stolen child. After longing desperately to be a mother, her life is violently altered by its reality. Alternating between these two contrasting voices, Empty Hou... continue

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Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia EN

Rating: 3     3 Votes
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The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore. “A spellbinding fairy tale rooted in Mexican mythology . . . Gods of Jade and Shadow is a magical fairy tale about identity, freedom, and love, and it's like nothing you've read before.”—Bustle NEBULA AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Tordotcom • The New York Public Library • BookRiot The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any ... continue
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I'll Sell You a Dog by Juan Pablo Villalobos EN

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Everything that can be done to fend off the boredom of retirement and old age, while still holding a beer.

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Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Description:
First pub. 1950. Tale of the conquered of Mexico in 1521 and its aftermath.

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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel EN

Rating: 3     6 Votes
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The Number One Bestseller In Mexico And America For Almost Two Years, And Subsequently A Bestseller Around The World, Like Water For Chocolate Is A Romantic, Poignant Tale, Touched With Moments Of Magic, Graphic Earthiness, Bittersweet Wit - And Recipes.A Sumptuous Feast Of A Novel, It Relates The Bizarre History Of The All-Female De La Garza Family. Tita, The Youngest Daughter Of The House, Has Been Forbidden To Marry, Condemned By Mexican Tradition To Look After Her Mother Until She Dies. But Tita Falls In Love With Pedro, And He Is Seduced By The Magical Food She Cooks. In Desperation Pedro... continue
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Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli EN

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NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • “An epic road trip [that also] captures the unruly intimacies of marriage and parenthood ... This is a novel that daylights our common humanity, and challenges us to reconcile our differences.” —The Washington Post In Valeria Luiselli’s fiercely imaginative follow-up to the American Book Award-winning Tell Me How It Ends, an artist couple set out with their two children on a road trip from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. As the family travels west, the bonds between them begin to fray: a fracture is growing between the parents, one the chil... continue

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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia EN

Rating: 4     22 Votes
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Men’s Health, Library Journal, Book Riot, LibraryReads An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose the... continue