EL CAMINO A TAMAZUNCHALE
by Ron Arias
translated by Ricardo Aquilar and Beth Pollack
Nominated for the National Book Award
In Spanish, Alberto has endured political imprisonment for writing unacceptable to the Castro regime in Cuba. His nocturnal wanderings in Havana lead him to an intense romance and a raft trip to Miami, where he becomes part of the exile community.
“La noche vigilada no es la primera novela politica de Bragado, pero si es una novela en la que el patriotismo cubano deja en el paladar un sabor de solidaridad y combate.”- Diaro Las Americas
137 pp paper $17.00 ISBN978-1-931010-06-1
Bilingual Review Press
TENTH OF DECEMBER: STORIES
by George Saunders
Mysterious Galaxy Book Review
“George Saunders’ new collection of short stories is full of masterful tales, some sad, some sweet, some tense and frightening, and others that are outright bizarre and disturbing. Which is to say, TENTH OF DECEMBER is everything I like a short story collection to be. When I found myself riveted and sitting at the edge of my seat while reading “Victory Lap,” a short story about an abduction, I was hooked. Many of Saunders’ stories have a distinctly American flavor, and has a skill for writing characters that have analogues in your daily life, and who invoke empathy. Many of his characters are unenviable, so to still identify with them and sympathize with them as a reader reflects great skill on the part of Saunders as a writer. TENTH OF DECEMBER is a great choice for fans of the short form.”- Jaclyn
Random House, $26.00
Mysterious Galaxy Books
THE GLOBAL HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEER’S HANDBOOK: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
by Dr. Kenneth V. Iserson, M.D.
Kenneth V. Iserson, M.D., who practices global (all 7 continents) and disaster medicine has just produce the pre-publication version of THE GLOBAL HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEER’S HANDBOOK: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. It provides nuts-and-bolts information for students and healthcare professionals about the challenges when practicing healthcare internationally. Includes information about licensing & credentialing; travel documents, money & customs regulations; food, housing, showers, & toilets; personal health issues; communicating from abroad; security; packing; using interpreters; and dealing with culture shock, and reentry shock.
Galen Press (www.galenpress.com)
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 42. No. 5 October/November 2013