Sobremesas Book Club

By Book Moon

By Book Moon

The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

$18.00 $16.56

Dominicana

Angie Cruz

$16.99 $15.63

First pick of 2021: "Cruz’s sensuous and passionate descriptions, especially of the Dominican Republic, make the tough story bearable. You can almost smell the mangos, chayote and platanos; the stolen childhood Ana so desperately longs for."— London Sunday Times

Juliet Takes a Breath: The Graphic Novel

Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote

$14.99 $13.79

New gn edition! Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn't sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But don't worry, Juliet has something kinda resembling a plan, not perfect, but a plan...

Fiebre Tropical

Juli Delgado Lopera

$17.95 $16.51

"Gorgeously written, tragic and hilarious by turns, Fiebre Tropical is the tale of a teenager from Bogotá coming to the United States and coming of age. But more than that, it's about a crumbling family of matriarchs gone crazy for religion, and the soul-saving, soul-crushing power of first love. Juli Delgado Lopera's voice prickles with tears, outrage, and sharp details that make us believe in their characters, and more importantly, to believe in their survival." --Annalee Newitz "Glowing. . . . story about coming of age as a queer adolescent, an immigrant, a daughter, a bilingual kid, a complex human being, this book is fast-paced and energetic while also being heartfelt and captivating." --LitHub

The House of Broken Angels

Luis Alberto Urrea

$16.99 $15.63

"Urrea's gifts as a storyteller are prodigious...The book's spirit is irrepressibly high. Even in its saddest moments, The House of Broken Angels hums with joy...The novel overflows with the pleasure of family...And all that vulnerability, combined with humor and celebration and Urrea's vivid prose, will crack you open."--Lily Meyer, NPR

With the Fire on High

Elizabeth Acevedo

$17.99 $16.55

"The acclaimed author follows up her celebrated The Poet X with a love letter to food and a tribute to young, single mothers... Acevedo's second serving offers a much-needed nuanced exploration of teen parenting that belongs on all shelves."--School Library Journal

Love War Stories

Ivelisse Rodriguez

$16.95 $15.59

Puerto Rican girls are brought up to want one thing: true love. Yet they are raised by women whose lives are marked by broken promises, grief, and betrayal. While some believe that they'll be the ones to finally make it work, others swear not to repeat cycles of violence. This collection documents how these "love wars" break out across generations as individuals find themselves caught in the crosshairs of romance, expectations, and community.

Clap When You Land

Elizabeth Acevedo

$18.99 $17.47

"Acevedo's poetry at one moment envelops readers through vibrant description, and the next pierces them with all-too-effective phrases... Her quick, penetrating verse is lean and decisive, her blank spaces expertly planned moments of held breath. Finishing the book is not unlike touching ground again after a flight." — Shelf Awareness (starred review)

Little Eyes

Samanta Schweblin

$26.00 $23.92

"This brilliant and disturbing book resembles Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale in how it speculates...Schweblin unspools a disquieting portrait of the dark sides of connectivity and the kinds of animalistic cyborgs it can make of us, as we walk through barriers that even spirits cannot cross." -Literary Hub