Prepublication Reviews and Expertly Selected Title Lists

Spanish Blockbusters July 2013

Does your library have a large or growing population of Spanish-speaking patrons? If so, Brodart’s Spanish selection experts produce some great lists from which you can choose titles to stock on your shelves. One of our monthly lists is Blockbusters, which contains both translations of bestselling U.S. authors and the hottest native titles from Spanish-speaking countries. Below are just a few examples of July’s Blockbusters, so view the whole list here

Business of the 21st CenturyEl Negocio del Siglo 21 (Business of the 21st Century)

by Robert T. Kiyosaki

From the bestselling author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, this business book teaches readers how to utilize marketing practices to increase business revenue. Kiyosaki has been a proponent of entrepreneurship, business education, investing, and financial education being taught in schools around the world. His books, both under the Rich Dad brand and outside it, are typically written in anecdotal format, hoping to inspire readers down the road to financial success, not necessarily lay out a step-by-step plan for wealth. There is no English translation of this title. Learn more and order here.

UnbreakableInquebrantable (Unbreakable) by Jenni Rivera

Rivera is best known as a singer-songwriter in the banda genre, a form of traditional regional Mexican music popular in Mexico and areas of the Southwestern United States. In her biography, she opens up about the demons and hardships that privately plagued her. She reveals the candid truth behind her divorce, challenges presented by her body image, domestic and sexual abuse, and the toll that raising five children and thriving in an industry dominated by men took on her. In December 2012, Rivera, along with six others, died in a plane crash near Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico. Learn more and order here.

Secret KeeperEl Cumpleanos Secreto (The Secret Keeper) by Kate Morton

Originally published in English in October 2012, The Secret Keeper is a spellbinding novel filled with mystery, thievery, murder, and enduring love. When Laurel, 16, went to her old treehouse during a boring farm party, she watched her mother, Dorothy, and a stranger commit a criminal act that has haunted Laurel to this day. Half a century later, Dorothy celebrates her 90th birthday as Laurel, now an actress, comes back to the London farm. Secrets will be revealed and preconceptions shattered before all is said and done. This novel was both a critical and commercial success in the U.S., and it’s now available for Spanish speakers to enjoy, as well. Learn more and order here.


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