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The Many Voices of Latino Literature Mar 7

JANUARY 10 - MARCH 7, 2013
7:00 p.m
in the
Library Program Room


The Chapel Hill Public Library is offering a winter program called “The Many Voices of Latino Literature” from the Let's Talk About It Series. The series is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina. The program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library.

In this series, we will encounter many of the themes and motifs that give Latino literature its richness as we explore the diversity and the commonalities that are expressed by writers who share a linguistic and cultural heritage.

This reading and discussion program will take place in the Program Room on Thursday evenings starting at 7 pm and lasting to 9 pm. It includes the following five books and will be held on the dates listed below and led by area scholars.

You may register for one or multiple sessions.

Registration is required but not limited to
the twenty copies of the books that
will be available for distribution
to participants.

Registration begins now.

For more information
or to register
please call the
Information Desk


January 10, 2013
In the Time of the Butterflies
by Julia Alvarez
Scholar led discussion by Lynn Salsi.
Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands.


January 24, 2013
Dreaming in Cuban
by Cristina Garcia
Scholar led discussion by Tess Ocana. 
A vivid and funny first novel about three generations of a Cuban family divided by conflicting loyalties over the Cuban revolution, set in the world of Havana in the 1970s and '80s and in an emigre neighborhood of Brooklyn. It is a story of immense charm about women and politics, women and witchcraft and their men.


February 7, 2013
Daughter of Fortune
by Isabel Allende
Scholar led discussion by Tess Ocana. 
This story tells of young, vivacious Eliza Sommers, who follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849--a danger-filled quest that will become a momentous journey of transformation for Eliza.


February 21, 2013
Of Love and Other Demons
by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
Scholar led discussion by Joseph Gomez. 
Compelling and unforgettable, this is a remarkable, bittersweet story of a doomed love affair set in the colonial era. Amid the lush, coastal tropics of a South American seaport, an unruly, copper-haired girl and a bookish priest are caught in a chaste, ill-fated love affair.


March 7, 2013
When I Was Puerto Rican
by Esmeralda Santiago
Scholar led discussion by Jackie Ariail. 
Magic, sexual tension, high comedy, and intense drama move through an enchanted yet harsh autobiography, in the story of a young girl who leaves rural Puerto Rico for New York's tenements and a chance for success.

Last updated: 25 February 2013