Rincón Literario

Rincón Literario


Rincón Literario is the Library's bilingual book club.  Discussions take place in English and Spanish.  New members are always welcome! Rincón Literario es el club de libros bilingües de la Biblioteca.  Las discusiones son en inglés y en español.   ¡Nuevos miembros siempre son bienvenidos!

Meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. over Zoom on the third Saturday of the month. Las reuniones son a las 10:30 a.m. y se llevan a cabo en Zoom el tercer sábado del mes.

Please email Kathryn.Colvin@escondidolibrary.org for more information. Por favor email al Kathryn.Colvin@escondidolibrary.org para más información.

Upcoming Titles/ Próximos títulos


The Soul of A Woman by Isabel Allende
December 18, 2021

December 18, 2021 / Diciembre 18, 2021 -- The Soul of A Woman / Mujeres del alma mía by Isabel Allende

“When I say that I was a feminist in kindergarten, I am not exaggerating,” begins Isabel Allende. As a child, she watched her mother, abandoned by her husband, provide for her three small children without “resources or voice.” Isabel became a fierce and defiant little girl, determined to fight for the life her mother couldn’t have.

As a young woman coming of age in the late 1960s, she rode the second wave of feminism. Among a tribe of like-minded female journalists, Allende for the first time felt comfortable in her own skin, as they wrote “with a knife between our teeth” about women’s issues. She has seen what the movement has accomplished in the course of her lifetime. And over the course of three passionate marriages, she has learned how to grow as a woman while having a partner, when to step away, and the rewards of embracing one’s sexuality.

So what feeds the soul of feminists—and all women—today? To be safe, to be valued, to live in peace, to have their own resources, to be connected, to have control over our bodies and lives, and above all, to be loved. On all these fronts, there is much work yet to be done, and this book, Allende hopes, will “light the torches of our daughters and granddaughters with mine. They will have to live for us, as we lived for our mothers, and carry on with the work still left to be finished.”

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2021 Book Schedule

*List is subject to change

January 16, 2021
Signs Preceding the End of the World / Senales que precederan al fin del mundo by Yuri Herrera

February 20, 2021
Dune / Dune, by Frank Herbert

March 20, 2021
The Yellow Wall-Paper / El Papel de Pared Ararillo by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

April 17, 2021
Open Veins of Latin America / Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina by Eduardo Galeano

May 15, 2021
My Time to Speak Reclaiming Ancestry and Confronting Race / Es mi turno Un viaje en busca de mi voz y mis raíces by Ilia Calderon

June 19, 2021
Delirium / Delirio by Laura Restrepo, translated by Natasha Wimmer

July 17, 2021
The Book of Emma Reyes / El libro de Emma Reyes: Memoria por correspondencia by Emma Reyes

August 21, 2021
Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity / Latinx: En busca de las voces que redefinen la identidad Latina by Paola Ramos

September 18, 2021
The Book of Rosy / El Libro de Rosy: La historia de una madre separada de sus hijos en la frontera Pablo Cruz

October 16, 2021
Fever Dream / Distancia de rescate by Samanta Schweblin

November 20, 2021
Thirteen Senses: A Memoir / Trece Sentidos by Victor Villasenor

December 18, 2021
The Soul of A Woman / Mujeres del alma mía by Isabel Allende