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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 …

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Book Review of No Greater Love

Book Review by Vincent Bosquez Book Review: No Greater Love: The Lives and Times of Hispanic Soldiers by Retired Maj. Gen. Freddie Valenzuela, with Jason Lemons In March 2003, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Alfredo “Freddie” Valenzuela presided over the funeral of Army Spc. Rodrigo Gonzalez-Garza, the first casualty of the Iraq war. Gonzalez-Garza was born in Sabinas …