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Far from My Mother's Home is Bárbara Mujicas collection of stories written during the decade prior to the publication of The Deaths of Don Bernado. Therefore, they offer the reader a glimpse of the development of certain aesthetic and conceptual elements that bore fruit in the novel. For example, in these stories we see a growing concern for the ways that different ethnic groups interact. Like the novel, many of these stories are constructed upon a multicultural perspectivism in which persons from different ethnic and social groupsHispanics, Americans; whites, Indians; landowners, peasantsreact to a single circumstance in diverse ways because of their particular cultural outlooks. Furthermore, in both her novel and her stories, Bárbara Mujica uses humor to emphasize the absurdity of the dilemmas that result from our intransigence in ethnic (and other) matters.
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The Water of Life Remains in the Dead written by Maria Nieto is a First Place 2016 Indie Book Award Winner for Multicultural Fiction and a 2016 International Latino Book Award Winner in three categories (First Place for Best Latina Themed Book, Second Place for Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book, and Second Place for Best Novel Mystery). The story is centered on the spirited and charming Los Angeles Times reporter, Alejandra Marisol, who first made her debut in Nieto's award winning novel, Pig Behind The Bear. Alejandra is a feisty Chicana who uses her Revlon lipstick like a talisman as she delves into the bowels of corrupt city politics, shady real-estate transactions, and an overbearing Archdiocese to fish out the truth surrounding unspeakable crimes using the art of deduction and forensic science. Filled with rich Los Angeles history this fast paced story undercoated with humor will not disappoint.
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