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Laurdes Vazquez Author- NOT MYSELF WITHOUT YOU

NOT MYSELF WITHOUT YOU

a novel by Lourdes Vazquez

translated by Bethany M. Korp-Edwards

In NOT MYSELF WITHOUT YOU, a working-class Puerto Rican family of the 1950s performs occult rituals in their living room and must live surrounded by the resulting spirits, ghosts and witches. Chronicling nearly two decades of the family’s history, the story involves characters who are connected to Puerto Rico but who move through the Caribbean, Central America, Spain, and New York, pulled by the conditions of the times and their own intense desires. As their stories come to light through fragments of prayers, sayings, poems, newspaper articles, and excerpts from books- a sort of family scrapbook-the characters themselves speak to a wide range of issues in voices that are familiar and humorous. Based on oral history and research, NOT MYSELF WITH YOU is the author’s own memoir with a strong fictional twist.

Lourdes Vazquez is an award-winning author of fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews that have published worldwide. Her most recent full-length works include the script A PORCELAIN DOLL WITH VIOLET EYES, STARING INTO SPACE (WHEELHOUSE MAGAZINE, 2009); SAMANDAR: LIBRO DE VIAJES/BOOK OF TRAVELS (Buewnos Aires: Tse Tse, 2007)and a collection of poetry, BESTIARY (Bilingual Press, 2004). She has contributed to many journals, newspapers, and anthologies and is working on two more books.

144 pp paper $14.00 ISBN 978-1-931010-68-9

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Cinco Puntos Press- Books for Young Adults

Books for Young Adults from Cinco Puntos Press

701 Texas Avenue, El Paso, TX 79901 (915) 838-1625

Our completre listing is online at http://www.cincopuntos.com

CECILLA’S YEAR
by Susan and Denise Gonzales Abraham
A young girl with big dreams grows up on a farm in 1930’s New Mexico
Hardback/ ISBN 978-0-938317-87-6 210 pages Ages 10+ English $16.95
Paperback/ ISBN 978-1-933693-02–6 210 pages Ages 10+ English $11.95
Best Book for Young Adults, Texas Institute of Letters

SURPRISING CECILLA
by Susan and Denise Gonzales Abraham
The highly anticipated sequel to CECILLA’S YEAR. Celcilla leaves her one-room schoolhouse for high school and a new life full of surprises.
Hardback/ ISBN 978-0-938317-96-8 226 pages English $16.95

THE DAY IT SNOWED TORTILLAS/ EL DIA QUE NEVARON TORTILLAS
as told by Joe Hayes Illustrated by Antonio Castro L
One of Bloomsbury Review’s “15 All-Time Favorite Books for Kids!
Paperboack ISBN 978-0-938317-76-0 134 pages. Ages 8 + Bilingual $12.95
CD/ ISBN 978-1-933693-15-6 73:17 minutes English $15.95

DOUBLE CROSSING
by Eve Tal
It’s 1905: a young girl and her father flee Czarist Russia for America
Hardback ISBN 978-0-938317-94-4 261 pages Age 11+ English $16.95
Paperback/ ISBN 978-1-933693-15-6 261 pages Ages 11+ English $9.95

CURSING COLUMBUS
by Eve Tal
It’s 1910: You’re a Jewish immigrant living on the Lower East Side. You should thank Columbus?
Hardback ISBN 978-1-933693-59-0 264 pages. Ages 11+ English $17.95

GHOST FEVER/ MAL DE FANTASMA
as told by Joe Hayes Illustrated by Mona Pennypacker
Hardback ISBN 978-0-938317-83-8 90 pages Ages 9+ Bilingual $14.95
Paperback ISBN 978-1-933693-03-3 $90 pages Ages 9+ Bilingual $8.95
Winner of the Bexas Bluebonnet Award, 2007

LAST NIGHT i SANG TO THE MONSTER
by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Some people have dogs. Not me. I have a therapist. I’d rather have a dog.
Hardback ISBN 978-1-933693-58-3 304 pages Age 16+ English $19.95

MR. MENDOZA’S PAINTBRUSH
by Luis Alberto Urrea artwork by Christopher Cardinate
Mr. Mendoza brandishes his magical paintbrush
Paperback ISBN 978-1-933693-23-1 64 pages English $16.95

PITCH BLACK
by Youme Landowne and Anthony Horton
A graphic novel, a true story- a life lived underneath the NYC subway system
Hardback ISBN 978-1-933683-06-4 64 pages Graphic Novel English
$17.95

SAMMY AND JULIANA IN HOLLYWOOD
by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Growing up Chicano in smalltown America in the late 1960s
Hardback ISBN 978-0-938317-81-4 240 pages Ages 14+ English $19.95
Top ten Best Books for Young Adults, YALSA, 2005

THE SMELL OF OLD LADY PERFUME
by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
Chela faces the chllenges of the sixth grade after losing her best friend: her dad
Hardback ISBN 978-1-933693-18-7 256 pages English $15.95

VATOS
photographs by Jose Galvez Poem by Luis Alberto Urrea
A tribute to Latino men who are too often forgotten, ignored and misrepresented by society
Paperback ISBN 978-0-938317-52-4 96 pages Age 12+ English $19.95
Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Reader, YALSA, 2002

WALKING THE CHOCTAW ROAD: STORIES FROM RED PEOPLE MEMORY
by Tim Tingle
Hardback/ ISBN 978-0-938317-74-6 144 pages age 12+ English $16.95
Paperback ISBN 978-0-938317-73-9 144 pages age 12+ English $10.95
Four CD Adio Book ISBN 978-0-938317-82-1 English $24.96

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