Sometimes you come across a book you just have got to share. AMÉRICA LIBRE, a delightful novel set in the second decade of the XXI century, is just such a book.
An action-packed cautionary tale, the book takes you in a whirlwind ride through the consequences of an uprising by immigrants, in an America where no one is to be trusted. The novel characters find themselves caught in the crossfire of tragedy, injustice, betrayal, patriotism, ethnic conflict and –why not?– love, in a story that certainly hits close to home as Immigration Reform continues to be the firebomb topic du jour.
Since its publication in July, the book has been showered with praise and recognition:
– Winner of the International Latino Book Award to the best novel
– Violet Crown fiction awards finalist
– Voted as one of the 10 hottest summer reads by Latina Magazine
– Selected as a 2009 Summer Read by USA Today
– Rave reviews from Publishers Weekly and virtually every major media outlet
The author Raúl Ramos y Sánchez [my ‘cousin by ink’], has agreed to pay speakhispanic.com a visit.
So please join us, TOMORROW, AUGUST 19.
Raul’s answers to the infamous Proust questionnaire will help you stop wondering what kind of a twisted, Machiavellian mind can concoct such an ominous plot cocktail.
Best of all, you’ll have the chance to win a FREE COPY of AMÉRICA LIBRE!
To participate, all you have to do is make a comment in the comment box, including your e-mail address. The winner will be picked at random and notified next Monday, August 24.
In the meantime, enjoy the book trailer:
[All text and images ©2009 Elianne Ramos]