Launching its sixth year of promoting Latina and Latino authors, the national organization Las Comadres Para Las Americas has released the first three selections of the 2013 “Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club.”

Open to the public, the Book Club hosts in-person and online events featuring new releases and authors. The first Books of the Month and events are:

January 28 teleconference for Have You Seen Marie?, Sandra Cisneros (Random House/Knopf) and conversation with Maria Antonietta Berriozabal, Maria, Daughter of Immigrants (Wings Press)

February: 8 Ways to Say “I Love My Life,” edited by Sylvia Mendoza (Arte Publico) and conversation with Annie Mary Perez, Clay Hills and Mud Pies (Floricanto Press)

March: Ink, Sabrina Vourvoulias (Crossed Genres Publications) and Manuel Gonzales, The Miniature Wife and Other Stories (Penguin/Riverhead)

Registration and details on future dates are at Las Comadres.