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Masterful Intrigue with Vintage Tunes: Book Review of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Velvet Was the Night

Readers of the bestseller Mexican Gothic are sure to flock to Velvet Was the Night, the latest work by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Her seventh novel is a masterful historical noir that delivers mystery, romance, and plenty of vintage tunes. Set in 1971 Mexico City, the novel is prefaced by a confidential telegram issued by the United …

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Havana Breathes, Swears, and Cries: Book Review of Dariel Suárez’s The Playwright’s House

Havana breathes, swears and cries in Dariel Suárez’s first novel, The Playwright’s House (Red Hen Press, 2021). With a plot that blends family stories and national history, this is a beautifully layered book that shows Cuba through the eyes of a native. Serguey is a young lawyer employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, expecting …