Lazos: Gram tica y vocabulario a trav s de la literaturais a reader intended for a high intermediate/advanced college-level audience. The word lazos–which means links, ties, bonds, or connections– in the title refers to the common themes that tie together the fifteen literature selections, as well as the recurring grammatical links that unite the book. Lazosreinvents the traditional idea of a reader by explicitly focusing on language development. In addition to linguistic (lexical and structural) analysis, the exercises in the Enfoques l xicosand Lazos gramaticalessections will allow students to develop advanced-level speaking and writing skills as they address themes that spring from the stories. Students are frequently encouraged to draw on their own experiences and to apply them to the situations encountered by the characters, allowing them to better understand the multiple Hispanic cultures represented. Lazosprovides learners with the tools, guidance, and practice to become better readers, writers, listeners, and speakers of Spanish.Diana Frantzen is the author of 'Lazos: Gramática y vocabulario a través de la literatura', published 2008 under ISBN 9780131896727 and ISBN 0131896725.