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Brides and Sinners in El Chuco

The University of Arizona Press

Brides have their dreams, sinners their secrets, but sometimes it's not so easy to tell them apart.

In the border town of El Paso--better known to its Mexican American residents as El Chuco--dramas unfold in humdrum households every day as working-class men come home from their jobs and as their wives and children do their best ...

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Sanctuaries of the Heart / Santuarios del Corazón

The University of Arizona Press

The night that my father burned his house down, well, I was just beginning to gather newspaper clippings and notes for my novel. . . .

Petra Leyva has begun to write a novel about the Sanctuary Movement when she hears that her widowed, womanizing father has set fire to his house in a drunken rage. Overwhelmed by family memories, ...

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How to Name a Hurricane

The University of Arizona Press

There's no denying it, media culture has ushered in a new era of visibility for gays in America. Yet somehow the gay Latino doesn't fit into this sound-bite identity and usually isn't included in national media images. Rane Arroyo offers a corrective.

Known primarily as a poet and playwright representing the gay Latino community,

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Conversations with Ilan Stavans

The University of Arizona Press

For almost twenty years, Ilan Stavans—described by the Washington Post as "Latin America's liveliest and boldest critic and most innovative cultural enthusiast"—has interviewed path-breaking intellectuals and artists in a wide range of media. As host of the critically acclaimed PBS series La Plaza, he interviews ...

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Beyond the Reach of Time and Change

The University of Arizona Press

Around the turn of the twentieth century, most photographs of Indians pandered to shameless, insensitive stereotypes. In contrast, photographic portraits made by Frank A. Rinehart conveyed the dignity and pride of Native peoples.

More than 545 Native Americans representing tribes from all over the country attended the Trans-...

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In-between Places

The University of Arizona Press

"There is a map you decide to call a book. A book of the territories you've traveled. A map is a meaning you hold against the unknowing. The places you speak in many directions." For Diane Glancy, there are books that you open like a map. In-between Places is such a book: a collection of eleven essays unified by a ...

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Chicano Sketches

The University of Arizona Press

Mario Suárez will tell you: Garza's Barber Shop is more than razors, scissors, and hair. It is where men, disgruntled at the vice of the rest of the world, come to get things off their chests. The lawbreakers come in to rub elbows with the sheriff's deputies. And when zoot-suiters come in for a trim, Garza puts on a bit of zoot talk ...

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Waiting for Rain

The University of Arizona Press

Foreword by Nancy Scheper-Hughes

"Very occasionally, a book happens along which is so honest and raw in its treatment of an otherwise dispassionate subject (in this case drought) that it can move the reader to tears. Nicholas Arons has accomplished just such a rare feat in his poetry-studded narrative of the reasons for, and ...

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Waiting for Rain

The University of Arizona Press

Foreword by Nancy Scheper-Hughes

"Very occasionally, a book happens along which is so honest and raw in its treatment of an otherwise dispassionate subject (in this case drought) that it can move the reader to tears. Nicholas Arons has accomplished just such a rare feat in his poetry-studded narrative of the reasons for, and ...

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Anne Droyd and Century Lodge

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This Asperger adventure explores the human condition and the need to integrate into a society that demands conformity. Readers will be captivated by the heroic characters and the colourful plot, and engaged by Hadcroft's imaginative presentation of real-life issues such as smoking, bullying and peer acceptance.

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