National Hispanic Heritage Month, which started on September 15th and goes through October 15th, honors Hispanic tradition, history, and culture. Celebrate with us by listening to these stories from around the globe, written by four masterful Hispanic authors.
The Shape of the Ruins is a masterly story of conspiracy, political obsession, and literary investigation. When a man is arrested at a museum for attempting to steal the bullet-ridden suit of a murdered Colombian politician, few notice. But soon this thwarted theft takes on greater meaning as it becomes a thread in a widening web of popular fixations with conspiracy theories, assassinations, and historical secrets.
Listen to an excerpt The Shape of the Ruins
Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order. In Hippie, he tells the story of Paulo, a young, skinny Brazilian man with a goatee and long, flowing hair, who wants to become a writer and sets off on a journey in search of a deeper meaning for his life.
Listen to an excerpt Hippie
The greatly admired and bestselling book about a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, this audiobook depicts a new American landscape through its multiple characters.
Listen to an excerpt The House on Mango Street
An urgent, essential collection of stories about immigration, broken dreams, Los Angeles gang members, Latin American families, and other tales of high stakes journeys, from the award-winning author of War by Candlelight and At Night We Walk in Circles. Migration. Betrayal. Family secrets. Doomed love. Uncertain futures. In Daniel AlarcÃ³nâ€™s hands, these are transformed into deeply human stories with high stakes.
Listen to an excerpt The King is Always Above the People