The Nature of Truth:

“Troncoso, primarily known for his US-Mexican Border works, is, as The Nature of Truth suggests, the brightest and most able of the modern Border writers and thinkers.”
Prime Number Journal

“Impressively lucid.”
The Chicago Tribune

The Nature of Truth is a unique meditation on redemption and retribution that tackles racism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism with sensitivity and skill.”
The El Paso Times

“The subtlety, and fairness, with which Troncoso presents these conflicting frameworks [Nietzschean valor, Christian pragmatism, and blind inductivism] stand as the novel's crowning intellectual achievement, side by side with the artistic one: a convincing tale of murder and ruminating guilt.”
Janus Head, a journal of Philosophy, Literature and Psychology

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The Last Tortilla and Other Stories:

“An earthy collection....These stories are richly satisfying.”
Publishers Weekly

“Each story is an organic whole, full of characters who have lives as complete as the reader’s....Enthusiastically recommended.”

“Troncoso really shines when he writes about El Paso and the life of Mexican-Americans there. He has the gift for writing from his heart outward into his reader's heart.”
Bloomsbury Review

“Troncoso is a master storyteller....Readers’ hearts will be touched by episodes of loss, tragedy, and love.”
Multicultural Review

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From This Wicked Patch of Dust:

“Troncoso is clearly adept at his craft, telling a story filled with rich language and the realities of family life....Troncoso’s novel is an engaging literary achievement.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Nuanced and authentic....The real beauty of this book is that it mines the rich diversity of tradition and culture among Latinos, as well as the commonalities they share with other Americans—love of family, faith and country.”
The Dallas Morning News

“Effortlessly, with elegance of style, Troncoso weaves a tapestry of lives, of human beings who by the end of the book feel not just real, not just intimately close, but undeniable, inescapable, a part of ourselves.”
---Miroslav Penkov, Judge for PEN/Texas Southwest Book Award for Fiction

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Crossing Borders: Personal Essays:

“These very personal essays cross several borders: cultural, historical, and self-imposed....We owe it to ourselves to read, savor and read them again.”
The El Paso Times

“Heart-wrenching....Troncoso’s book is a piece of artwork and a piece of heritage that everyone, not just Latinos, should take the time to read.”
Portland Book Review

“A champion for the rights of immigrants who have come to this country for a better, more prosperous life.”

“Troncoso’s essays are lucid, philosophical, and erudite without being condescending to the reader. Crossing Borders signals a shift in writing about what it means to be Chicano and a writer in the early 21st century.”
The Packinghouse Review

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Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence:

“An eye-opening collection of essays.”
---Publishers Weekly

“A treasure trove of one dozen personal essays...deserves to be celebrated, read, and discussed in every community in North America.”
---Literal Magazine: Latin American Voices

“Exceptionally beautiful and poignant writing.”
---The San Antonio Express-News

“Informative and stirring, Our Lost Border is an invaluable tool for engaging in the sorts of conversations and behavior that will allow us to turn the tide of violence along the border. A must-read for those who dream of a return to the border that was.”
---The McAllen Monitor

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