Below I humbly present a list of what I consider the best Latino books
published in 2013. Each would make a thoughtful gift for your loved ones,
from the foodie to the bibliophile to the new parent.
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The Latinidad List
Literary Fiction ÔÇô It's Not Love, It's Just Paris by Patricia Engel
Quietly devastating and wise depiction of love, as well as a clear-eyed portrait of modern-day Paris.
Memoir ÔÇô Bird of Paradise by Raquel Cepeda
An award-winning journalist uses her family as a prism through which to conduct an intelligent and important conversation about parenting and parentage.
Poetry ÔÇô Beneath the Halo by Celeste Guzman Mendoza
Sharp-eyed yet tender observations about the beauty and darkness below the surface of marriage, faith, and family.
Thriller ÔÇô The Rules of Wolfe by James Carlos Blake
A riveting read that is quite possibly the only thriller in print featuring outlaws with English literature degrees.
Young Adult ÔÇô The Living by Matt de la Pe??a
The Poseidon Adventure meets Contagion in a gripping novel that leaves you seriously hungry for the sequel.
Middle Grade ÔÇô Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes
A young girl's mother is deported in a moving and timely story that bravely accepts that not all endings are happy.
Children's Picture Book ÔÇô How Far Do You Love Me by Lulu Delacre
Beautiful landscapes from every continent form the backdrop of this timeless game between parent and child.
Cookbook ÔÇô No Bake Makery by Cristina Suarez Krumsick
Adorable and doable oven-free (and many gluten-free) recipes perfect for cooks who love dessert but don't love baking.
Self-Help ÔÇô Making Hope Happen by Shane J. Lopez
Inspiring true stories and research-based recommendations convincingly argue that hope can be learned and used to create the future you want.
Lifestyle ÔÇô Out There by Maria Gabriela Brito
Gorgeously illustrated guide to collecting and living with art, featuring a useful list of resources such as top art web sites.
Excerpted from Latinidad?« ?® 2003 by Marcela Landres
Marcela Landres is the author of the e-book How Editors Think. She is an Editorial Consultant who specializes in helping Latinos get published and was formerly an editor at Simon & Schuster. Author's website Email the author