Marie Arana, Silver, Sword and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story

Tuesday Oct 22, 2019

4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107-3157
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Cost:

FREE

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ALL-AGES!

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Amanda Sutton

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Co-sponsored by the Chicano/a Studies Department and Southwest Hispanic Research Institute at UNM

Marie Arana is well-known in book circles for her work as literary advisor to the U.S. Librarian of Congress, director of the National Book Festival, former editor-in-chief of the Washington Post’s Book World, and Peruvian-American author, whose award-winning works of fiction and nonfiction span the continents.

With her new book, Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story (on sale August 27, 2019), Arana weaves a magnificent tapestry of historical research with up-to-the-minute reporting and cultural analysis to give readers an urgent look at Latin America today. Silver, Sword, and Stone is a brilliant, kaleidoscopic book. Its extraordinary sweep artfully and perceptively traverses a wide terrain of time and topics, showing readers how the past lives on today. “History has a way of slipping fitfully into the future” (page 247), writes Arana, and nowhere is that clearer than in the people she profiles. They are emblematic of three obsessions that have held Latin Americans fast for the past millennium