News and views from the award-winning author of the novels The Skinny Years, America Libre, House Divided and Pancho Land

Monday, September 21, 2009

Vroman's Event for AMERICA LIBRE tonight

Live in the Los Angeles area or traveling through? I hope you'll stop in for a reading, Q&A and book signing for AMERICA LIBRE at Vroman's Books, the oldest and largest independent bookseller in the L.A. area. If you have friends nearby, I'll hope you'll spread the word. (But please don't tell the Governator. He thinks Latinos are hot-blooded enough as it is.)
Award-winning composer/performer Max Vasquez will be on hand for an acoustic set and will also premiere his composition "America Libre" inspired by the novel.
Monday, September 21, 2009
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Vroman's Books
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

Hope you can join us!
Raul Ramos y Sanchez

AMERICA LIBRE is a gripping fictional account of U.S. immigration issues in the near-future where Latino-rights groups riot against the violence of border patrols and vigilante justice reigns in the American Southwest. Against this tumultuous backdrop, Afghan vet Manolo Suarez finds himself romantically drawn to a Latina radical activist, threatening his marriage, his family, and everything he believes about patriotism. Originally self-published, AMERICA LIBRE went on to win a 2008 International Latino Book Award and was published the following year by Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books).


Carrie_in_TN said...

Raul, it's your cubanita friend in Nashville. I love that Arnold poster. It cracked me up...Let me know when you want to come to Nashvegas to do a reading. Believe it or not, muchos Latinos here. We are everywhere!

Raul Ramos y Sanchez said...

Hi Carrie,

Glad you liked the Governator satire! Thanks for the invite to Nashvegas, too. I hope to do more book appearances next year.

My best to you and your familia!