What are the best books by Puerto Rican authors?

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    #1Stay with Me: A Novel

    Stay with Me: A Novel

    Stay With Me is a young adult philosophical novel written by Puerto Rican author Sandra Rodriguez Barron originally published in November 2010. It is about five persons connect by a colorful past. Famous Puerto Rican author Isabel Allende has praised this work.


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    Jeffrey Black
    Written on April 16, 2018
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    Conquistadora is a young adult historical fiction novel written by Puerto Rican author Esmeralda Santiago. It is about a Spanish girl who married a Puerto Rican plantation owner and the effect of the U.S. Civil War on their lives.


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    Nicholas Sanchez
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I almost never finish books within a week but magically I made an exception for this one. Loved reading about the island history, and getting in the everyday lives of the slaves there."
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    #3Love War Stories

    Love War Stories

    Love War Stories is a book by Puerto Rican author Ivelisse Rodriguez containing a collection of stories about the dark truth behind romances. It will be released on July 10, 2018, and is available for pre-order.


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    Dolores Ávalos
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "The stories of 'Love War Stories' are so true and dramatic which make for a great read. I also like that there isn't a 'happily ever after' and that it exposes the lives of Puerto Rico women also and the suffering that they had to endure at the hands of violence. It shows that love isn't always rainbows and roses."
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    #4The Latin Deli

    The Latin Deli

    The Latin Deli: Telling the Lives of Barrio Women is a book by Puerto Rican author Judith Ortiz Cofer originally published in May 1995. It is a colorful and lyrical narration of the lives of Puerto Rican women in America.


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    Patricia Greene
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "The Latin Deli is a nice collection of stories from Puerto Rican author Judith Ortiz Cofer. The book features well told stories with beautiful illustrations co compliment the stories. It is the best book I have read by a Puerto Rican author and I recommend it."
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    #5Amor and Summer Secrets

    Amor and Summer Secrets

    Amor and Summer Secrets is a young adult, coming-of-age story written by Puerto Rican author Diana Rodriguez Wallach. It was first published in September 2008. it is about a young girl learning about friendship and family.


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    Danielle Guerrero
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I've been getting into Puerto Rican literature and Amor and Summer Secrets has been a great series so far. I love how it tells a tale of moving from childhood to adulthood with passion and humanity. Great themes for young adults about commitment to family, friends and community. The writing is gorgeous and transporting, too!"
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    #6Werewolf Nights

    Werewolf Nights
    Werewolf Nights is an adult fantasy romance book written by Puerto Rican author Mari Hamill. It was first published in May 2014. It is about a woman who became a movie star for a werewolf film and entered a life more dangerous than it seems.

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    Aadhya Chauhan
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "The Werewolf Nights is a fantastic read, wonderful story and that will keep you turning pages until the very end. This is a great story that combines legends, love, greed and battles between good and evil. One of the best books out there in the werewolf genre."
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    #7The Wingless

    The Wingless
    The Wingless is a poetry book containing poems written by Puerto Rican author Cecilia Llompart as a part of the Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series. It was first published in February 2014. 

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    César Zavala
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "My book club chose this poetry volume because one of our members recommended it. I thought most of the poems were difficult to interpret, so I didn't get much out of it. I'm not from Puerto Rico, so I didn't understand many of the cultural references."
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    #8Isabel's Hand-Me-Down Dreams

    Isabel's Hand-Me-Down Dreams

    Isabel's Hand-Me-Down Dreams: A Memoir is an autobiography written by Puerto Rican author Isabel Lopez. It was first published in October 2011 and contains a light memoir on her struggles as a Puerto Rican in America.


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    James Carr
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "The story tells a beautiful tale filled with much heartwarming, and heartbreaking. Lopez successfully puts the readers in her shoes as she takes us on the journey of her life. Those of us who do not have the same background as Lopez are able to visualize the struggles of growing up as a Puerto Rican in the American society."
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    #9My Beloved World

    My Beloved World

    My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor is a nonfiction book about the autobiography of the third woman who was appointed to be one of the US Supreme Court justices, Sonia Sotomayor.


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    Brian Jackson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is a great book that follows the life of Sonia Sotomayor from her humble beginnings to her appointment as a US Supreme Court justice. It really shows you first hand the struggles she had being a woman in a male dominated world. You get to see how she had to fight for every bit of ground she gained. This is a true tale of determination as she let nothing stop her and push her way ahead for herself and for all women."


Best What are the best books by Puerto Rican authors
1Stay with Me: A NovelBooks 26 Paid
2ConquistadoraBooks 25 Paid
3Love War StoriesBooks 24 Paid
4The Latin DeliBooks 19 Paid
5Amor and Summer SecretsBooks 0 Paid
6Werewolf NightsBooks 0 Paid
7The WinglessBooks 0 Paid
8Isabel's Hand-Me-Down DreamsBooks 0 Paid
9My Beloved WorldBooks 0 Paid

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