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message 1: by Charlene (last edited Jul 02, 2017 08:03AM) (new)

Charlene Morris | 356 comments Mod
So, this month, we will nominate books from Latin American authors.

The normal rules apply:

1) The book needs to have been written by a woman,
2) needs to be at least 30 years old (prior to 1987),
and
3) should not have been read before (check the read shelf).
4) You are limited to two nominations
5) State whether you can lead the discussion.


Nominations are open until July 15.


message 2: by Ami (last edited Jul 02, 2017 10:53AM) (new)

Ami Although they are some of my favorites, I'm going to shy away from nominating "House of the Spirits," or "Like Water for Chocolate."

I will instead nominate The Inhabited Woman, by a "major Nicaraguan poet and novelist, Gioconda Belli, highly active in the Sandinista struggle against the Somoza dictatorship. Her novel is considered a groundbreaking work for the gender issues it raises."

Or

If that one is difficult to acquire, how about Água Viva, by Clarice Lispector.

I can lead.


message 3: by Carol (new)

Carol (CarolBrani) | 351 comments I nominate The Ship of Fools by Cristina Peri Rossi. First published in 1984.

I can lead.

(Charlene, we need a 1-year exemption for The Inhabited Woman, since it was first published in 1988. I hope it is accepted as eligible given its importance. )


message 4: by ☯Emily , The First (new)

☯Emily  | 764 comments Mod
Clara by Luisa Valenzuela. This was first published in 1976. Can lead if it wins.

(Check to see if the book is available before voting. I found one copy in the library and cheap paperbacks online.)


message 5: by Charlene (new)

Charlene Morris | 356 comments Mod
I nominate The Hour of the Star (1977) by Clarice Lispector and The Girl in the Photograph (1973) by Lydia Fagundes Telles.

I can lead.


message 6: by Ami (new)

Ami Charlene wrote: "So, this month, we will nominate books from Latin American authors.

The normal rules apply:

1) The book needs to have been written by a woman,
2) needs to be at least 30 years old (prior to 1987)..."


I apologize for the oversight regarding "The Inhabited Woman" nomination. Have you decided if it will be allowed as a selection in the upcoming poll, or would you like for me to remove it?


message 7: by Charlene (new)

Charlene Morris | 356 comments Mod
Ami wrote: "Charlene wrote: "So, this month, we will nominate books from Latin American authors.

The normal rules apply:

1) The book needs to have been written by a woman,
2) needs to be at least 30 years ol..."


That is alright. As of right now, lets not worry about it. If we get more nominations, then I will most likely exclude it from the poll.


message 8: by Anastasia, The Only (new)

Anastasia (anyasatze) | 517 comments Mod
And our winner is Another Brooklyn!


message 9: by ☯Emily , The First (new)

☯Emily  | 764 comments Mod
Anastasia wrote: "And our winner is Another Brooklyn!"

Is this the right thread?


message 10: by Carol (new)

Carol (CarolBrani) | 351 comments Anastasia wrote: "And our winner is Another Brooklyn!"

Anastasia, perhaps intended for the AAHF Group July read?


message 11: by ☯Emily , The First (new)

☯Emily  | 764 comments Mod
Carol wrote: "Anastasia wrote: "And our winner is Another Brooklyn!"

Anastasia, perhaps intended for the AAHF Group July read?"


Ah, you recognize this? It certainly isn't our group.


message 12: by Carol (new)

Carol (CarolBrani) | 351 comments ☯Emily wrote: "Carol wrote: "Anastasia wrote: "And our winner is Another Brooklyn!"

Anastasia, perhaps intended for the AAHF Group July read?"

Ah, you recognize this? It certainly isn't our group."


Yes, I do, and you're certainly correct.


message 13: by Mizzou (new)

Mizzou | 149 comments I nominate Eva Luna, by Isabel Allende. It first appeared in 1987, and was translated into English by Margaret Sayers Peden (an outstanding translator). I wish someone else could lead, though, as I'm going to be involved with another granddaughter's wedding in late September, and this one will mean having to travel to the East Coast.


message 14: by Anastasia, The Only (last edited Jul 04, 2017 04:22PM) (new)

Anastasia (anyasatze) | 517 comments Mod
Carol wrote: "Anastasia wrote: "And our winner is Another Brooklyn!"

Anastasia, perhaps intended for the AAHF Group July read?"


Oh dear, I have no idea how I got those threads mixed up. Sorry, guys!


message 15: by Charlene (new)

Charlene Morris | 356 comments Mod
Tomorrow is last day to suggest book nominations!


message 17: by Charlene (new)

Charlene Morris | 356 comments Mod
Reminder that voting ends on July 31!


message 18: by Charlene (new)

Charlene Morris | 356 comments Mod
Last day to vote!


message 19: by Charlene (new)

Charlene Morris | 356 comments Mod
The Ship of Fools is September's book.


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