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Itís Hispanic Heritage Month: Check Out The Spanish Books We Recommend!

By South Lorain Branch Library Staff

9/27/2013 -- Sept.15 through Oct.15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month!


Whether books written by Hispanic authors, books written in the Spanish language or simply exciting reads, check out the books we recommend for adults that are available through your Lorain Public Library System.


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Book Recommendations for Adults

List Compiled by South Lorain Branch Library Staff



Fiction Books


The Devil Wears Plaid by Teresa Medeiros 

About to speak wedding vows that will bind her to the elderly Earl of Hepburn and save her family from poverty, Emmaline Marlowe is abducted by Hepburn’s sworn enemy, Jamie Sinclair.  Trapped in the Scottish wilds with Jamie and his men, she tries to unravel a tangled mystery around the source of the feud: the unsolved murder of Jamie’s parents.


The Secret Wedding by Jo Beverley 

At the age of 17, Christian Hill impulsively defends young Dorcas Froggatt’s honor and finds himself forced into marriage.  This doesn’t stop him from pursuing his military career  abroad where he swiftly puts his young bride out of his mind – until the past comes back to haunt him.


El Ángel de la Muerte: Fin de los Días by Steve Alten 

Patrick Shepherd, a veteran suffering from PTSD, must face his demons during a trek through Manhattan, now on lockdown following a plague, in order to find the vaccine and save his family.



Nonfiction Books


Bizcoletas/ Pop Bakery: 25 Recetas de Minibizcochos en Palitos/ 25 Recipes for Delicious Little Cakes on Sticks by Clare O’Connell

If you like cake and you like chocolate, then you’ll love cake pops - the delicious little treats that are a cross between a cake and a lollipop.  Discover cake pops: a combination of moist cake and a sweet candy-coating molded onto a lollipop stick and then decorated to create a whole host of characters.


The Secret of the Shadow: The Power of Owning Your Whole Story by Debbie Ford 

Each of us has a shadow side that whispers stories of our own self-defeating fears to us, for example, that we aren’t enough, that we are unworthy of being loved, that we will be deserted by those whom we care about.  Ford guides us to hear those stories and find healing through each of them. The Secret of the Shadow shows that the stories we tell ourselves about our lives do not define who we truly are. In fact, they prevent us from grasping our purpose and potential. Ford inspires you and guides you to embrace your past and gain greater access to your unique purpose.


Mafia Chicana: Memorias de René “Boxer” Enríquez by Chris Blatchford

In this book, journalist Chris Blatchford sets new standards to investigative reporting.  With his outstanding original work and his talent for storytelling, the author deciphers the mysteries of the Mexican Mafia through the eyes of one of its most feared former members.