Don’t Wait Until Spring 2017

Looking for a great cultural read? Want the perfect gift for the worldly booklover in your life? How about a quarterly surprise read, beyond the usual genre?
Sententia Vera’s brand new DULCE CULTURALIT book subscription is a quarterly service, perfect for brewing your sabor for cultural literary flavors. Subscriptions start January 2017!
For more information and to subscribe, visit us at Book Subscription 2017.

Sententia Vera Book Subscription 2017

Looking for a great cultural read? Want the perfect gift for the worldly booklover in your life? How about a quarterly surprise read, beyond your usual reading genre?

Sententia Vera’s brand new Dulce CulturaLit book subscription is a quarterly service, perfect for brewing your sabor for cultural literary flavors. The Dulce CulturaLit box includes a new paperback original every quarter — January, April, July, and October — fiction or creative non-fiction, a book we find to be notable for its cultural literary quality and experience — and mail it to your home. The hand-curated titles by the booksellers at Sententia Vera Bookshop are paired with theme-specific ethnic gifts.

The Dulce CulturaLit subscription plan runs yearly and includes tax and shipping at $25-per-package.

2017 Subscription: $100 | Ship dates January, April, July, and October 2017

2017 Installment Subscription: $25 / quarter

Installments MUST be received on the 1st of December 2016, and March, June, and September 2017.

Have questions? Email

The Body Where I Was Born
by Guadalupe Nettel
translated from Spanish by J.T. Lichtenstein

the-body-where-i-was-born_bcThe first novel to appear in English by one of the most talked-about and critically acclaimed writers of new Mexican fiction.

From a psychoanalyst’s couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood—in which she was born with an abnormality in her eye into a family intent on fixing it. In a world without the time and space for innocence, the narrator intimately recalls her younger self—a fierce and discerning girl open to life’s pleasures and keen to its ruthless cycle of tragedy.

With raw language and a brilliant sense of humor, both delicate and unafraid, Nettel strings together hard-won, unwieldy memories—taking us from Mexico City to Aix-en-Provence, France, then back home again—to create a portrait of the artist as a young girl. In these pages, Nettel’s art of storytelling transforms experience into inspiration and a new startling perception of reality.

A bracing, beautiful autobiographical novel by one of Mexico’s best young writers.
by Guadalupe Nettel
translated from Spanish by J.T. Lichtenstein
Pub: Seven Stories Press | Random House Inc
Pub Date: June 2015
ISBN: 978 1609805265

What Does It Mean to Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy


Prompted in part by her experience as a counselor in racial diversity training sessions, where she found most of her fellow white people to be racially illiterate, Robin DiAngelo (education, Westfield State U.) seeks to show how the social construct of race operates in the United States between whites and people of color and how whiteness shapes the racial identities and perspectives of white people. She begins with a discussion of the importance of the issue in education. Continue reading “”

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…that there is a book, waiting for you to read. It
carries a wonderful message for you.

This may be a book that you started, then set aside.
Or it may be a text that you have just heard about
and that is now calling out to you.

Whichever it is, listen to the calling. Follow the
impulse. Read the book. Its time is now.