Seattle Picks: Latino
Annotation:In a fictional South American city, Norma, whose husband is missing, hosts a radio show that tries to reunite callers with their lost loved ones. Enter Victor, an 11-year-old orphan, who takes her on a journey.
Annotation:Delve into the 16th century in this sweeping tale and meet Inés Suarez, Chile's founding parent and one of the first female conquistadores of the New World.
Annotation:In a page-turning novel within a novel, two brave women, living centuries apart, encounter crises of faith as the men in their lives face medical humanitarian missions.
Annotation:Take an unforgettable journey with a family of master shawl makers heading out on Highway 66, bound on an odyssey full of life, labor, love and music, from Chicago to Mexico and back again.
Annotation:A stranger tests the morality of a remote mountain village in a parable about the struggle between good and evil in this dramatic and enthralling tale by a masterful storyteller.
Annotation:Oscar, an overweight nerd who lives in New Jersey, dreams of women and becoming a famous Dominican science fiction writer in a tumultuous story of an immigrant family seeking a better life.
Annotation:Having arisen from apparent death and been declared a saint, Teresita discovers her gift for healing. This sweeping novel is set against the turbulent backdrop of events just prior to the Mexican Revolution.
Annotation:In this suspenseful novel, a Peruvian translator falls in love with a mysterious, unattainable "bad girl" and their affair unfolds over several decades, from Lima to London, Paris, Tokyo and Madrid.