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Cuban American Fiction in English: Primary Sources

Bibliography of Cuban-American Fiction originally written in English

Primary Sources

Abella, Alex. Dead of Night. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.

Abella, Alex. Final Acts. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Abella, Alex. The Great American. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.

Abella, Alex. The Killing of the Saints. New York: Crown, 1991.

Acevedo, Chantel. A Falling Star: A Novel. Durham: Carolina Wren P, 2014.

Acevedo, Chantel. Love and Ghost Letters. New York: St. Martin's, 2005.

Acevedo, Chantel. The Distant Marvels. New York: Europa, 2015.

Acevedo, Chantel. The Living Infinite: A Novel. New York: Europa, 2017.

Arellano, Robert. Don Dimaio of La Plata. New York: Akashic, 2013.

Arellano, Robert. Havana Libre. New York: Akashic, 2018.

Arellano, Robert. Curse the Names: A Novel. New York: Akashic, 2012.

Arellano, Robert. Dead in Desemboque. New York: Soft Skull, 2009.

Arellano, Robert. Don Dimaio of La Plata. New York: Akashic, 2004.

Arellano, Robert. Fast Eddie, King of the Bees. New York: Akashic, 2001.

Arellano, Robert. Havana Lunar. New York: Akashic, 2009.

Barreiro, José. Taíno: A Novel. Golden, CO: Fulcrum, 2012.

Barreiro, José. The Indian Chronicles. Houston: Arte Público, 1993.

Bernardo, José Raúl. Silent Wing. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.

Bernardo, José Raúl. The Secret of the Bulls. New York: Scribner, 1996.

Bernardo, José Raúl. Wise Women of Havana. New York: Harper, 2002.

Bertematti, Richard. Project Death. Houston: Arte Público, 1997.

Bevin, Teresa. Havana Split. Houston: Arte Público, 1998.

Bevin, Teresa. Papaya Suite. Philadelphia: Gota de agua, 2011.

Carrillo, H. G. Loosing My Espanish. New York: Pantheon, 2004.

Crucet, Jennine Capó. Make your Home among Strangers. New York: Picador, 2016.

Curtis, James Roberto. Shangó. Houston: Arte Público, 1996.

Diaz, Johnny. Beantown Cubans. New York: Kensington, 2009.

Diaz, Johnny. Boston Boys Club. New York: Kensington, 2007.

Diaz, Johnny. Looking for Providence. n.p.: Amazon CreateSpace, 2014.

Diaz, Johnny. Miami Manhunt. New York: Kensington, 2008.

Diaz, Johnny. Six Neckties. n.p.: Amazon CreateSpace, 2017.

Diaz, Johnny. Take the Lead. Frisco: Dreamspinner, 2011.

Doval, Teresa de la Caridad. A Girl like Che Guevara. New York: Soho, 2004.

Engle, Margarita. Singing to Cuba. Houston: Arte Público, 1993.

Engle, Margarita. Skywriting. New York: Bantam, 1995.

Estrada, Alfredo José. Welcome to Havana, Señor Hemingway. Miami: Vista, 2003.

Fernandez, David Alberto. Alexstasia. Washington, DC: Laletraesarte, 1997.

Fernandez, Jack E. Café con Leche. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2005.

Fernandez, Jack E. Conquistador. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2006.

Fernandez, Jack E. Professors and Other Misfits: Tales from Academia. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2008.

Fernandez, Jack E. Viva Matilde!: Sequel to Cafe Con Leche. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2007.

Fernández, Roberto G. Holy Radishes! Houston: Arte Público, 1995.

Fernández, Roberto G. Raining Backwards. Houston: Arte Público, 1988.

Fraxedas, J. Joaquín. The Lonely Crossing of Juan Cabrera. New York: St. Martin’s, 1993.

Gallardo, Yolanda. The Glass Eye. Houston: Arte Público, 2019.

García, Cristina. Here in Berlin: A Novel. Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2018.     

García, Cristina. King of Cuba. Dingwall: Sandstone P, 2014.

García, Cristina. The Lady Matador's Hotel. New York: Scribner, 2014.      

García, Cristina. A Handbook to Luck. New York: Knopf, 2007.

García, Cristina. Dreaming in Cuban. New York: Ballantine, 1992.

García, Cristina. Dreams of Significant Girls. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011.

García, Cristina. Monkey Hunting. New York: Random, 2003.

García, Cristina. The Agüero Sisters. New York: Knopf, 1997.

García, Cristina. The Lady Matador's Hotel: A Novel. New York: Scribner, 2010.

Garcia, Vanessa. White Light. Albany: Shade Mountain, 2015.

Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina. A Miracle in Paradise. New York: Avon, 1999.

Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina. Bitter Sugar. New York: Avon, 2001.

Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina. Bloody Secrets. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1998.

Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina. Bloody Shame. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1997.

Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina. Bloody Twist. Miami: Miramar, 2010.

Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina. Bloody Waters. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1996.

Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina. Havana Heat. New York: Avon, 2000.

Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina. Luck of the Draw. New York: Rayo, 2003.

Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina. Magnolia. Canada: B & B, 2013.

Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina. One Hot Summer. New York: Rayo, 2002.

Gonzalez, Edward. Ernesto’s Ghost. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2002.

González, Luis. Spirits of the Revolution. Los Angeles: Colonnade, 1998.

González-Cruz, Luis. Olorún’s Rainbow: Anatomy of a Cuban Dreamer. Bloomington, IN: 1st Books Library, 2001.

Heisler-Samuels, Betty. The Last Minyan in Havana. Aventura, FL: Chutzpah, 2000.

Heisler-Samuels, Betty. Under the Shade of the Ceiba Tree. Aventura, FL: Chutzpah, 2002.

Hernandez, Carlos Alberto. The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria. Greenbelt, MD: Rosarium, 2016.

Herrera, Andrea O’Reilly. The Pearl of the Antilles. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual, 2001.

Hijuelos, Oscar. A Simple Habana Melody (from When the World was Good). New York: Harper, 2002.

Hijuelos, Oscar. Beautiful María of My Soul, or, the True Story of María García y Cifuentes, the Lady behind a Famous Song. New York: Hyperion, 2010.

Hijuelos, Oscar. Dark Dude. New York: Atheneum, 2008.

Hijuelos, Oscar. Empress of the Splendid Season. New York: Harper, 1999.

Hijuelos, Oscar. Mr. Ives’ Christmas. New York: Harper, 1995.

Hijuelos, Oscar. Our House in the Last World. New York: Persea, 1991.

Hijuelos, Oscar. The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O’Brien. New York: Farrar, 1993.

Hijuelos, Oscar. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. New York: Harper, 1989.

Huergo, Elizabeth. The Death of Fidel Perez. Lakewood, CO: Unbridled Books: 2015.

Lamar, Mario. Escape from Castro. White Stone, VA: Brandylane, 1999.

Lamazares, Ivonne. The Sugar Island. Boston: Houghton, 2000.

Lantigua, John. Burn Season. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1989.

Lantigua, John. Heat Lightening. New York: Warner, 1987.

Lantigua, John. On Hallowed Ground: A Wilie Cuesta Mystery. Houston, Arte Público, 2011.

Lantigua, John. Player’s Vendetta. New York: Signet, 1999.

Lantigua, John. The Lady from Buenos Aires: A Wilie Cuesta Mystery. Houston, Arte Público, 2007.

Lantigua, John. The Ultimate Havana. New York: Signet, 2001.

Lantigua, John. Twister. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Lockpez, Inverna. Cuba: My Revolution. Illus. Dean Haspiel. London: Titan, 2011.

Matlock, Ernestina Mercedes Ochoa (See Matlock, Tina)

Matlock, Tina. Guava and Cheese. New York: Writer’s Showcase, 2000.

Medina, C.C. A Little Love. New York: Warner, 2000.

Medina, Pablo. Cubop City Blues. New York: Grove, 2012.

Medina, Pablo. The Cigar Roller. New York: Grove, 2005.

Medina, Pablo. The Cuban Comedy: A Novel. Los Angeles: Unnamed Press, 2019.

Medina, Pablo. The Marks of Birth. New York: Farrar, 1994.

Medina, Pablo. The Return of Felix Nogara. New York: Persea, 2000.

Menéndez, Ana. Adios, Happy Homeland! New York: Black Cat, 2011.

Menéndez, Ana. Loving Che. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 2003.

Menéndez, Ana. The Last War: A Novel. New York: HarperCollins, 2009.

Mestre-Reed, Ernesto. The Lazarus Rumba. New York: Picador, 1999.

Mestre-Reed, Ernesto. The Second Death of Unica Aveyano. New York: Vintage, 2004.

Milanés, Cecilia Rodríguez. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles. Brooklyn: Ig, 2009.

Muñoz, Elías Miguel. Brand New Memory. Houston: Arte Público, 1998.

Muñoz, Elías Miguel. Crazy Love. Houston: Arte Público, 1989.

Muñoz, Elías Miguel. The Greatest Performance. Houston: Arte Público, 1991.

Novas, Himilce. Mangos, Bananas, and Coconuts: A Love Story. Houston: Arte Público; New York: Riverhead, 1997.

Novas, Himilce. Princess Papaya. Houston: Arte Público, 2004.

Obejas, Achy. Days of Awe. New York: Ballantine, 2001.

Obejas, Achy. Memory Mambo. Pittsburgh, PA: Cleis, 1996.

Obejas, Achy. Ruins. New York: Akashic, 2009.

Palacio, Derek. How to Shake the Other Man. n.p: Nouvella, 2013.

Palacio, Derek. Mortifications. n.p.: Tim Duggan, 2017.

Pancorbo, Salvador. The Seduction of Gloria: A Woman's Temptation to Defect from Cuba. LaVergne: Xlibris, 2010.

Pancorbo, Salvador. The Seduction of Gloria: A Woman's Temptation to Defect from Cuba. LaVergne: Xlibris, 2010.

Pérez Firmat, Gustavo. Anything but Love. Houston: Arte Público, 2000.

Rivera, Beatriz. Do Not Pass Go. Houston: Arte Público, 2006.

Rivera, Beatriz. Midnight Sandwiches at the Mariposa Express. Houston: Arte Público, 1997.

Rivera, Beatriz. Playing with Light. Houston: Arte Público, 2000.

Rivera, Beatriz. When a Tree Falls. Houston: Arte Público, 2010.

Rubio Albet, Carlos. (See Rubio, Carlos)

Rubio, Carlos. American Triptych: The Neophyte/Bullwhip/California Fever. n.p.: Xlibris,

Rubio, Carlos. Bullwhip. Baltimore: PublishAmerica, 2003.

Rubio, Carlos. Dead Time – Tiempo Muerto. Arlington, VA: Gival, 2003.

Rubio, Carlos. Forgotten Objects. Cork: BookBaby, 2014.

Rubio, Carlos. Orpheus’ Blues. Baltimore: PublishAmerica, 2002.

Rubio, Carlos. Secret Memories/Recuerdos secretos. Arlington: Gival, 2005.

Rubio, Carlos. The Neophyte (A Dubious Beginning). Peekskill, NY: Highbridge, 2001.

Samartin, Cecilia. Broken Paradise. New York: Atria, 2007.

Samartin, Cecilia. Ghost Heart. London: Bantam, 2004.                          

Samartin, Cecilia. Tarnished Beauty. New York: Atria, 2008.

Samartin, Cecilia. Vigil. New York: Washington Square, 2009.

Santiago, Eduardo. Midnight Rumba: A Novel. Cuban Heel P, 2013.

Santiago, Eduardo. Tomorrow They Will Kiss. New York: Back Bay, 2006. Print.

Segura, Alex, and Dave White. Shallow Grave: A Pete Fernandez/Jackson Donne Joint. Hoboken: Polis, 2017.

Segura, Alex, and Rob Hart. Bad Beat: An Ash McKenna and Pete Fernandez Joint. Hoboken: Polis, 2016.

Segura, Alex. Blackout. Hoboken: Polis, 2019.

Segura, Alex. Dangerous Ends. Hoboken: Polis, 2018.

Segura, Alex. Down the Darkest Street. Hoboken: Polis, 2017.

Segura, Alex. Miami Midnight. Hoboken: Polis, 2020.

Segura, Alex. Silent City. Hoboken: Polis, 2016.

Suarez, Ana Veciana. The Chin Kiss King. New York: Plume, 1997. Print.

Suárez, Virgil. Going Under. Houston: Arte Público, 1996. Print.

Suárez, Virgil. Havana Thursdays. Houston: Arte Público, 1995. Print.

Suárez, Virgil. Latin Jazz. New York: Morrow, 1990. Print.

Suárez, Virgil. The Cutter. New York: Random, 1991. Print.

Torres, Omar. Fallen Angels Sing. Houston: Arte Público, 1991.

Valdes, Alisa (see Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa)

Valdes, Alisa.  All That Glitters. n.p.: CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2010.

Valdes, Alisa. Puta: An Erotic Coming of Age Novel. Albuquerque: CreateSpace, 2013.

Valdes, Alisa. The Temptation of Demetrio Vigil. n.p.: CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2013.

Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa. All that Glitters. n.p.: CreateSpace, 2010.

Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa. Dirty Girls on Top. New York: St. Martin’s, 2008.

Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa. Girls’ Night In. New York: Silhouette, 2004.

Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa. Girls’ Night Out. Toronto: Penguin, 2006.

Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa. Lauren’s Saints of Dirty Faith: A Dirty Girls Social Club Novel. n.p.: CreateSpace, 2010.

Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa. Make Him Look Good. New York: St. Martin's, 2006.

Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa. Playing with Boys. New York: St. Martin's, 2004.

Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa. The Dirty Girls Social Club. New York: St. Martin’s, 2003.

Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa. The Husband Habit. New York: St. Martin's, 2009.

Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa. The Three Kings. New York: St. Martin's, 2010.

Yglesias, Jose. A Wake in Ybor City. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1963. Fwd. Jose Yglesias. Houston: Arte Público, 1998.

Yglesias, Jose. An Orderly Life. New York: Pantheon, 1968.

Yglesias, Jose. Break In. Houston: Arte Público, 1996.

Yglesias, Jose. Double, Double. 1974. Houston: Arte Público, 2000.

Yglesias, Jose. Home Again. New York: Arbor, 1987.

Yglesias, Jose. One German Dead. Leeds, MA: Eremite, 1988.

Yglesias, Jose. The Kill Price. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976.

Yglesias, Jose. The Old Gents. Houston: Arte Público, 1996.

Yglesias, Jose. The Truth about Them. 1971. Houston: Arte Público, 1991.

Yglesias, Jose. Tristan and the Hispanics. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.

Zaldívar, Raquel Puig. Women Don’t Need to Write. Houston: Arte Público, 1998.

Bevin, Teresa. Dreams and Other Ailments / Sueños y otros achaques. Arlington, VA: Gival, 2001.

Crucet, Jennine Capó. How to Leave Hialeah.  Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2009.

Cruz, Rene H. Menelao. Miami: Editorial SIBI, 1987.

Fernandez, Jack Eugene. Just Passing Through: Short Stories. N.p.: Authorhouse, 2012.

Garcia, Gabriela. Of Women and Salt. New York: Flatiron, 2021.

La Rosa, Pablo. Forbidden Fruit and Other Stories. Houston: Arte Público, 1996.

Menéndez, Ana. In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd. New York: Grove, 2001.

Milanés, Cecilia Rodríguez. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You: Stories. Brooklyn: Ig, 2015.

Obejas, Achy. The Tower of the Antilles: Short Stories. Brooklyn: Akashic Books, 2017.

Obejas, Achy. We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? Pittsburgh: Cleis, 1994.

Rivera, Beatriz. African Passions and Other Stories. Houston: Arte Público, 1995.

Rodríguez Milanés, Cecilia. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles. Brooklyn: Ig, 2009.

Salcines, Maria Luisa. Little Things Remembered: A Cuban Immigrant’s Family Ties: Stories. Austin: LangMarc, 2004.

Suárez, Virgil. The Soviet Circus Comes to Havana: And Other Stories. Chattanooga: C & R, 2014.

Súarez, Virgil. Welcome to the Oasis and Other Stories. Houston: Arte Público, 1992.

Yglesias, Jose. The Guns in the Closet. Houston: Arte Público, 1996.

Behar, Ruth, ed. Bridges to Cuba: Puentes a Cuba. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1996.

García, Cristina, ed. ¡Cubanísimo!. New York: Vintage, 2002.

Gracia, Jorge J.E., Lynette M.F. Bosch, and Isabel Alvarez Borland, Eds. Identity, Memory, and Diaspora: Voices of Cuban-American Artists, Writers, and Philosophers. Albany: State U of New York P, 2008.

Hospital, Carolina and Jorge Cantera, eds. A Century of Cuban Writers in Florida. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple, 1996.

Hospital, Carolina, ed. Cuban American Writers: Los Atrevidos. Princeton: Linden Lane, 1988.

Iraida H López, and Eliana S Rivero, eds. Let's Hear Their Voices: Cuban American Writers of the Second Generation. Albany: State U of New York P, 2019.

Obejas, Achy, ed. Havana Noir. New York: Akashic, 2007.

Poey, Delia and Virgil Suárez, eds. Iguana Dreams: New Latino Fiction. New York: Harper Perennial, 1992.

Poey, Delia and Virgil Suárez, eds. Little Havana Blues: A Cuban American Literature Anthology. Houston: Arte Público, 1996.

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