Everything Begins   Ends at the Kentucky Club
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Everything Begins Ends at the Kentucky Club


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781935955320


Everything Begins Ends at the Kentucky Club Book Description :

Presents a collection of short stories about contradiction and conflict in the lives of those who reside on the border lands around the Rio Grande....

Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781935955337


Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club Book Description :

Winner of the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction! Benjamin Alire Sáenz's stories reveal how all borders--real, imagined, sexual, human, the line between dark and light, addict and straight--entangle those who live on either side. Take, for instance, the Kentucky Club on Avenida Juárez two blocks south of the Rio Grande. It's a touchstone for each of Sáenz's stories. His characters walk by, they might go in for a drink or to score, or they might just stay there for a while and let their story be told. Sáenz knows that the Kentucky Club, like special watering holes in all cities, is the contrary to borders. It welcomes Spanish and English, Mexicans and gringos, poor and rich, gay and straight, drug addicts and drunks, laughter and sadness, and eve...

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Score: 4.5
From 2,376 Ratings

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442408920


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book Description :

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents and his family that he has never asked before....

What Ends
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

What Ends


  • Author : Andrew Ladd
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-08-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780744995


What Ends Book Description :

Shortlisted for the Young Lions Fiction Award 2015 On Eilean Fìor, a small island off the north-west coast of Scotland with twenty-eight inhabitants, the McClouds run a faltering guesthouse. A family business, it is expected that one of the three children will eventually take over. But Barry, Flora and Trevor all have their own ideas. In this nuanced and moving debut novel, Andrew Ladd weaves together a series of conjoined narratives which follow each of the McClouds as they struggle to find a balance between their feelings of obligation and their desire for personal freedom. At once a lyrically haunting and unforgettable elegy for lost world, What Ends is also a subtle family saga about change and regret – about the difference between feeling one...

Last Night I Sang to the Monster
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

Last Night I Sang to the Monster


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1933693797


Last Night I Sang to the Monster Book Description :

"Sáenz' poetic narrative will captivate readers from the first sentence to the last paragraph of this beautifully written novel. . . . It is also a celebration of life and a song of hope in celebration of family and friendship, one that will resonate loud and long with teens."—Kirkus Reviews "…There is never a question of either Sáenz’s own extraordinary capacity for caring and compassion or the authenticity of the experiences he records in this heartfelt account of healing and hope."—Booklist "Offering insight into [an adolescent's] addiction, dysfunction and mental illness, particularly in the wake of traumatic events, Sáenz's artful rendition of the healing process will not soon be forgotten."—Publishers Weekly "Sáenz weaves together...

He Forgot to Say Goodbye
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

He Forgot to Say Goodbye


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-06-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416974949


He Forgot to Say Goodbye Book Description :

"I mean, it's not as if I want a father. I have a father. It's just that I don't know who he is or where he is. But I have one." Ramiro Lopez and Jake Upthegrove don't appear to have much in common. Ram lives in the Mexican-American working-class barrio of El Paso called "Dizzy Land." His brother is sinking into a world of drugs, wreaking havoc in their household. Jake is a rich West Side white boy who has developed a problem managing his anger. An only child, he is a misfit in his mother's shallow and materialistic world. But Ram and Jake do have one thing in common: They are lost boys who have never met their fathers. This sad fact has left both of them undeniably scarred and obsessed with the men who abandoned them. As Jake and Ram overcome their ...

The Book of what Remains
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Book of what Remains


  • Author : Benjamin Alire S‡enz
  • Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781556592973


The Book of what Remains Book Description :

Presents a collection of poems focusing on the border between the United States and Mexico....

Calendar of Dust

Calendar of Dust


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173000072764


Calendar of Dust Book Description :

The author of "Carry Me Like Water" and "The House of Forgetting" presents a collection of his poetry...

Carry Me Like Water
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Carry Me Like Water


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-03-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062045980


Carry Me Like Water Book Description :

This immensely moving novel confronts divisions of race, gender, and class, fusing together the stories of people who come to recognize one another from former lives they didn't know existed -- or that they tried to forget. Diego, a deaf-mute, is barely surviving on the border in El Paso, Texas. Diego's sister, Helen, who lives with her husband in the posh suburbs of San Francisco, long ago abandoned both her brother and her El Paso roots. Helen's best friend, Lizzie, a nurse in an AIDS ward, begins to uncover her own buried past after a mystical encounter with a patient. With Carry Me Like Water, Benjamin Alire Sáenz unfolds a beautiful story about hope and forgiveness, unexpected reunions, an expanded definition of family, and, ultimately, what ha...

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544583528


The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Book Description :

A “mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss” from the acclaimed author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. (New York Times Book Review) Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph....