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Looking for a good book or music? Here you may check out reviews of great new releases and classic favorites by Latin American authors and artists.

Book Review for One Hundred Years of Solitude star
In honor of his birthday this week, I recently sat down to re-read One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez. If you only read one book this month, make it this!

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Subscribe to the Hispanic Culture Newsletter and stay informed about current events, new articles, and fascinating trends occurring in the Hispanic & Latino world.

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín, a Review star
Hacienda Guachipelín in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is a working cattle and horse ranch founded in the 19th century. Now, still a working ranch, the Hacienda is home to the most delightful hotel with a friendly and helpful staff, great food, and numerous adventure, nature and relaxation tours.

Love in the Time of Cholera - Book Review star
Love in the Time of Cholera is an astoundingly powerful love story. The author delves into the minds of his characters. He tells their stories as events woven into a continuity not bound by chronology. The character's stories are revealed, embroidered, shelved,then woven back into the whole.

Maya’s Notebook – A Review star
One of Latin America’s foremost writers, Isabel Allende’s previous works such as The House of the Spirits have become classics noted for their feminine perspective, intense romance and struggle, and magical realism. Her 2013 novel, Maya’s Notebook is from a different voice.

One Calamitous Spring - A Review star
One Calamitous Spring: A Novel of Santa Fe is Edward F. Mendez’ debut novel. The story of the Silverton-de Baca family is at times hilarious, other times heartbreaking and always poignant. A non-polemic view of several societal issues, Mendez dexterously resolves the issues to an uplifting finish.

Review: Becoming a Latina in Ten Easy Steps star
A young woman decides to become more "Latina." It sounds like a good premise for a novel, but does it work?

The Aguero Sisters Book Review star
The Aguero Sisters is a story of magnetism, myth, magic and miracles. The story is about the Cuban sisters Reina and Constancia who are separated for thirty years by the Cuban revolution. Garcia's love of language is apparent in her lush, prose enlivened with magical realism and satire.

The House on Mango Street - Book Review star
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is a profound, lyrical coming of age story that can inspire confidence, while being, sad, funny, and tragic. It is entertaining, and thought provoking. The more you read it, the more value it brings you.

The Infatuations Book Review star
Javier Marias’ new novel, The Infatuations is engrossing and enticingly driven by an ostensibly random murder that is revealed to be much more through the unique view of a woman’s endlessly expanding imaginings.

The Sound of Things Falling Book Review star
The Sound of Things Falling is the gripping tale of horrific events that occurred in Colombia during its most dreadful era. The story is about being helpless and vulnerable in perilous times, and the paralytic effect trauma can have on victims. V�squez enmeshes history with fiction to enthrall.

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