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Book Review of Cellophane

Book Review by Vincent Bosquez By Marie Arana Publisher: Dial Press (2006) ISBN: 0816524920 Throughout the ages, telling the truth has always been held in high esteem. From the opening books of the Bible, which give us the commandment against bearing false witness, to elementary school history books that extol the virtue of honesty by …

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Book Review of Brides and Sinners in El Chuco

Book Review by Vincent Bosquez Brides And Sinners in El Chuco By Christine Granados Publisher: University of Arizona Press (February 28, 2006) ISBN: 0816524920  The Texas border town of El Paso, nostalgically referred to as “El Chuco” by residents who have lived there for generations, straddles two countries and cultures distinctly different at first glance, …

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Book Review of Across a Hundred Mountains

Book Review by Daniel Olivas            As the public discourse over undocumented immigration becomes more heated and, at times, outright ugly particularly in the blogosphere, attacks on such immigrants are often made in broad strokes and with gross generalizations.  This should not be a surprise because it is easier to denigrate and reject a group …

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Book Review of The Accidental Santera

 Book Review by Vincent Bosquez Santeria, a religion established by slaves in Cuba, has often been sensationalized as a practice based primarily on animal sacrifices and secret rituals where initiated priests enter into a trance and become possessed by an orisha, or spirit. Irete Lazo (a pseudonym), a practicing Santera and former scientist who received …