News, Reading Guides, VOLUME 12

12 Important Fiction Books of 2019!

As the end of the year draws near, we highlight some of the most important fiction books of 2019 for Christian readers  …

Some of these  books will appear on our Advent calendar of 2019’s Best Books (and no, we won’t reveal here which ones will be on that list)… 

Presented in alphabetical order by the author’s last name…


Important Fiction Books 2019

Throw: A Novel

Rubén Degollado

(Slant)

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Llorona is the only girl Güero has ever loved. A wounded soul, she has adopted the name of a ghost from Mexican folklore. True to her namesake, Llorona cast Güero away with the coldness of the apparition she has become. But Güero—though he would never admit it to his friends—still wants to get back together with her.

Güero spends time with his friends Ángel and Smiley—members of the HCP (Hispanics Causing Panic) gang—roaming the streets of the South Texas border towns they inhabit, trying to forget Llorona even as she seems to appear around every corner.

Over three days Güero’s increasingly violent confrontations with Llorona’s current boyfriend will jeopardize the lives of Ángel and Smiley and the love he hopes to regain.

As events begin to accelerate toward their conclusion—and gang signs are thrown as both threats and claims of identity—the question arises: will Güero throw the HCP sign, or will he throw off that life? Güero’s life will be irrevocably changed by violence and loss, but who will he lose, and will he—somewhere along the way—lose himself?



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