I Hear Men Talking

Revised edition
By Meridel Le Sueur

Penelope, a girl in Depression-era rural Iowa, is witness to the personal and political dramas of her family and neighbors during hard times.

Subjects: FictionWomen

The Education of Little Tree

25th Anniversary Edition
By Forrest Carter

The Education of Little Tree tells of a boy orphaned very young, who is adopted by his Cherokee grandmother and half-Cherokee grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee during the Great Depression.

El Puente/The Bridge

By Ito Romo

This tenderly wrought novel about a town on the Rio Grande resonates with pure border voices. Thirteen women--all ages and backgrounds--react in unexpected, humorous, and mysterious ways when one day the river suddenly turns crimson red.

Subjects: FictionSouthwest


A Chicano Novella
Bilingual Edition
By Margarita Cota-Cardenas
Translated by Barbara ReissTrino Sandoval

A Chicana graduate student learns of a cover-up of the police shooting a young Chicano laborer named Puppet. Both a mystery and a call-to-action novel, Puppet is an underground classic.

He Walked In and Sat Down and Other Stories

By Rosaura Sánchez
Translated by Beatrice Pita

The stories in this bilingual collection portray the everyday lives of a cross-section of Chicano men and women in the contemporary U.S.

The Collected Stories of Moacyr Scliar

By Moacyr Scliar
Translated by Eloah Giacomelli

From Brazil's most distinguished and important Jewish writer comes this anthology of powerful stories, bringing a compelling voice of the Jewish Diaspora to the English language.


By Michael Henson

"A first novel almost perfect of its kind."-- Louisville Courier-Journal

Subjects: Fiction

The Iguana Killer

Twelve Stories of the Heart
By Alberto Alvaro Ríos

Set along the Southwestern border, these stories explore growing up Hispanic and weaving together three distinct worlds--Mexico, the United States, and childhood.

Fire from the Andes

Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru
Edited by Kathy LeonardSusan Benner
Translated by Kathy LeonardSusan Benner

South American women authors look at the female experience.


By Sheila Ortiz Taylor

This desert mystery novel, set in Palm Springs in 1983, is from one of Chicana literature's finest writers.