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If interested in purchasing any of these books please email me at gafraire@comcast.net

 

 

Latino Jesse

A Novel

Paperback - This book is about an urban Latino, who grows up beneath the shadow of the sprawling steel mill complex of northwestern Indiana. Jesse is a Mexican-American who like many Mexican-Americans discovers he is neither Mexican nor American. This book is about that challenge. Jesse leaves home to do something no one he knows has ever done. He goes to college. He studies in Europe. He discovers worlds unknown. He returns home a very different person, a person who has played with other realities. He returns home to "test" the new Jesse in the old environment. The tests proves difficult. The results are complex. The year is 1970.

Latino Jesse
Price: $10.50
 
Latino Jesse, word document
Price: $1.99
 

Cesar Died Today

A Play

Paperback - This play is the story of a Latino family with three siblings each keeping a secret from the family only to have them revealed under the stress of the deaths, on the same day, of their father, Cesar, and their political mentor Cesar Chavez. Produced by New Latino Visions 1996 at Brooklyn College with a second road production that traveled through southern Michigan in the spring of 2002.

Price: $9.99


 

 

Word document version of book
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Who Will Dance With Pancho Villa

A Play

Paperback-  Who Will Dance With Pancho Villa is a play about an urban Chicano struggling to understand his self and his place in the family history, a history of warriors, fighters, strugglers over oppression and discrimination. He is gifted and educated but conflicted and repressed. Afraid to show his emotions it takes his mother's near death experience of a heart attack and the visitation of the spirits of his long dead relatives to help him realize that he still can dance, love and learn to forgive. Who Will Dance With Pancho Villa was originally produced by the Castillo Theater Company, New York City, in May of 1994 and produced a second time by the New Latino Visions theater company in April of 1997 at Brooklyn College.

Price: $9.99
 

Word document version of book
Price: $1.99


 

 

Mill Rats

Paperback - A suspense novel

When the boys got in trouble she always got them out. But smuggling refugees is a whole new game.

Mill Rats is an easy to read book with a good storyline and interesting characters set against the backdrop of the steel mills. There are very few books of any type about steel mills. And, not nearly enough books by and about Latinos.

The big steel mills around Chicago are built on Lake Michigan and they all have their own docks. In 1978 five steel mill workers “mill rats” become involved with smuggling a political refugee out of communist Russia.

The event grows into a modern day underground railway for escapees from behind the iron curtain until the mill rats discover they are in more trouble than they every imagined possible. When they try to stop, their lives are threatened. They have no choice but to find the toughest person they’d even known, Lena Ramirez. She’d left The Region when she was sixteen after a knife fight found two girls seriously injured. Unwillingly, Lena returns to The Region to help her old friends attempt an escape from the Russian Mob, the police and enemies old and new.

Mill Rats
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Word Doc edition of Mill Rats
Price: $1.99
 

 


 

 

Windsor the Birth of a City

Hardback - Non-fiction

Description of how a city moves for an unincorporated area into cityhood in the state of California with a case study of the Town of Windsor, in Windsor, Ca.

Price: $22.50
 

Sorry no digital version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daddy I Need To Go Potty

Paperback - Non-fiction

This book is a humorous look at parenthood. A collection of anecdotes of a father providing childcare for his two young daughters, ages two and six, as he watches his neat house turn messy, his wardrobe go surplus, his car turn into a minivan which is really a giant purse full of dirty diapers, scraps of food, toys, games, kids clothes and unknown things he is afraid to touch. Answering the door with food in his hair or wearing socks that don't match are no big deal. Eventually he begins to accept the fact he may never again feel rested, well dressed, attractive or even eat his food while it is still hot. But the hardest adjustment is constantly being surprised when at the least appropriate moment he hears, "Daddy I need to go potty." Every parent will relate to these true stories that in retrospect make one smile and laugh but at the time...aspirin was invented for parents.


Price: $9.99
 

Daddy I Need to Go Potty Word document version
Price: $1.99
 

I Remember Healdsburg

Paperback 8"x11"

Memories of local seniors from the Healdsburg, Ca. area.
Price: $9.99

Sorry no digital version