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Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution
Sara Marcus
Granta en español 11: Los mejores narradores jovenes en español
Carlos Yushimito del Valle, Andrés Felipe Solano, Federico Falco, Matías Néspolo, Andrés Ressia Colino, Carlos Labbé, Rodrigo Hasbún, Pablo Gutiérrez, Javier Montes, Lucía Puenzo, Samanta Schweblin, Oliverio Coelho, Pola Oloixarac, Elvira Navarro, John Freeman, Antoni

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple At first I thought this was going to be a book that derived its humor from a character who didn't know what a pill she was, but it was much better than that one trick character joke. The world of this book is a little more saturated, a little more magical than the real world (maybe that's what being rich is like?) but not whimsical and not without real human problems and reactions. The balance of humor, ridiculous mishap, fake architectural history, and use of ephemera is spot on. I hope the movie will live up to it.