Recent Books

KEY WEST NIGHTS AND OTHER AFTERSHOCKS

"Writing with candor and conviction, in this new volume of poems Carolina Hospital extends her reach and strengthens her grasp. Part recovery journal, part portrait gallery, Key West Nights takes Hospital into uncharted territory, emotionally as well as culturally. The book confirms Hospital’s place as a strong, distinctive voice in Latino poetry."   - Gustavo Pérez Firmat 

 The book is available at Books & Books (https://booksandbooks.com), Barnes & Noble (bn.com), and Anhinga Press (www.anhingapress.org)

                                                                                    

NO EXCUSES! A BRIEF SURVIVAL GUIDE TO FRESHMAN COMPOSITION

This book is completely different: not a reader, not a grammar book, not a handbook with MLA information. This brief, 87 page, intimate conversational book is aimed at beginning writers. It combines personal anecdotes and bits of wisdom, with practical tips for improving writing. With a friendly, accessible, and even witty demeanor, the book uses examples selected from college students reflecting their interests and levels of writing. With its welcoming, straight-talking, and vivid style, NO EXCUSES! is a book all will enjoy reading as they improve their writing skills.


This book is available through Amazon Books or as an ebook Kindle.

https://www.amazon.com/Excuses-Brief-Survival-Freshman-Composition-ebook/dp/B00IGZ69Z6

A LITTLE LOVE

"Equipped with more twists and turns than a telenovela, and generously salted with Spanish and Spanglish phrases, this lighthearted debut novel resembles a Hispanic Joy Luck Club crossed with Laverne and Shirley...this is a tart, mischievously funny narrative, clever, warmhearted and true to its richly textured protagonists."

                                                                   - PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

C.C. Medina is the pen name of Carolina Hospital and Carlos Medina.

THE CHILD OF EXILE: A POETRY MEMOIR

With stunning and sharp beauty, Hospital's poems conjure a community caught between conflicting myths and cultures. She spins a wide range of themes: love and betrayal, motherhood and sacrifice, creation and the quest for faith, and loss of communication. In the end, this poetry memoir provides consolation, for it is in the common condition of exile and yearning to belong that we connect as human beings. 

This book is available from Arte Publico Press.

A CENTURY OF CUBAN WRITERS IN FLORIDA

A Century of Cuban Writers explores the intricate connection that has existed between Florida and Cuba for centuries by collecting the works of thirty-three Cuban writers who lived or live today in Florida. Among these, we find some of the most important Cuban men and women of letters, such as Felix Varela, Jose Marti, Juana Borrero, Enrique Labrador Ruiz, Herberto Padilla, Hilda Perera, Jose Yglesias, and Ricardo Pau-Llosa. This book brings together their voices to create a remarkable literary journey through history. The works are presented in English, most translated here for the first time. The editors also provide a comprehensive introduction, which examines the historical importance of the Cuban contribution to Florida's heritage. Both the literary works and the insightful introduction make this book a major addition to history, as well as the literary arts.  

LOS ATREVIDOS: CUBAN AMERICAN WRITERS

"This anthology began the groundwork for uniting Cuban American writers in the US. Carolina Hospital was the first to bring together these writers under one publication. Included are such prolific writers as Gustavo Perez-Firmat, Pablo Medina, Roberto Fernandez, Ricardo Pau-Llosa. Cuban American Writers: Los Atrevidos contains short stories, novel excerpts and poetry by these writers. The theme varies from a longing for Cuba or losing the culture of the past to the difficulties experienced by exiled writers dealing with a foreign "sometimes distant" culture. It is still my favorite book of the probably thousands or so I have read. "  - Jose Carmona