The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue

After being blown away last year by Manuel Muñoz’s What You See in the Dark, I knew I’d be seeking him out again shortly. Then Tucson, AZ decided to shut down its Mexican American studies program and ban a bunch of books, and lo and behold, Muñoz’s first two books (both short story collections) were onContinue reading “The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue”

Favorites of 2011: Fiction

56 of the books I read in 2011 were fiction. Naturally, I had a much harder time choosing my favorites this year. After some tough decisions, here’s what I came up with. The first three are my absolute favorites of the year. I didn’t rank the rest; everything after the jump is listed in alphabeticalContinue reading “Favorites of 2011: Fiction”

What You See in the Dark

The Feminist Texican [Reads] will be featuring a variety of fiction and nonfiction books by/about Latin@s throughout Latina/o Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15). In 1959, Teresa, a Mexican American girl with no family and big dreams begins dating handsome, white Dan Watson. Their interracial relationship is the subject of much gossip, and localsContinue reading “What You See in the Dark”