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Anne McLean

Anne McLean

·3.77·28,807 Ratings
“ Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful. ” ― George Bernard Shaw
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  • Shadow Without a Name

    2004·
    ·3.64·116 Ratings
    In 1943, General Thadeus Dreyer, a WWI hero who trains doubles for Nazi leaders, disappears. In 1960, Adolf Eichmann, a master chess player, is arrested in Buenos Aires, extradited to Israel, and hanged. Years later, a dying Polish count casts doubt on Ei
  • The Tango Singer

    2006·
    ·3.56·292 Ratings
    A hypnotic novel in which an American student's quest to find the greatest living tango singer leads him deep into the labyrinth of Argentina's past. It is 2001, and inflation is spiraling out of control in Argentina as Bruno Cadogan, an American graduate
  • Diary of Andres Fava

    2005·
    ·3.51·118 Ratings
    Andrés Fava is a character from Cortázar's Final Exam, and his diary originally formed part of that novel, written in 1950 but not published (for political reasons), until after the author's death. At some point, Cortázar decided Fava's diary should st
  • The Speed of Light

    2007·
    ·3.81·459 Ratings
    Javier Cercas' third and most ambitious novel has already been heralded in Spain as "daring," "magnificent, complex, and intense," and "a master class in invention and truth."As a young writer, the novel's protagonist—perhaps an apocryphal version of Ce
  • Autonauts of the Cosmoroute

    2007·
    ·4.06·487 Ratings
    Autonauts of the Cosmoroute is a love story, a travelogue, a collection of stories and snapshots, both visual and verbal, irreverent and brilliant. In May of ‘82, Julio Cortázar, literary explorer of the highest order, set out with Carol Dunlop aboard
  • Outlaws

    2014·
    ·3.7·209 Ratings
    On a summer day at the arcade, timid sixteen-year-old Ignacio Cañas encounters two charismatic rebels: El Zarco (“Blue Eyes”) and his gorgeous girl, Tere. Entranced, he crosses the border into their dangerous world, becoming their partner in crimes t
  • The Sound of Things Falling

    2013·
    ·3.76·6,757 Ratings
    Juan Gabriel Vásquez has been hailed not only as one of South America’s greatest literary stars, but also as one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. In this gorgeously wrought, award-winning novel, Vásquez confronts the history of his hom
  • The Polish Boxer

    2012·
    ·3.73·458 Ratings
    The Polish Boxer covers a vast landscape of human experience while enfolding a search for origins: a grandson tries to make sense of his Polish grandfather’s past and the story behind his numbered tattoo; a Serbian classical pianist longs for his forbid
  • The Armies

    2009·
    ·3.98·355 Ratings
    Ismail, the profesor, is a retired teacher in a small Colombian town where he passes the days pretending to pick oranges while spying on his neighbor Geraldina as she lies naked in the shade of a ceiba tree on a red floral quilt. The garden burns with sun
  • Dublinesque

    2012·
    ·3.62·565 Ratings
    Dublinesque opens with a renowned and retired literary publisher’s dream: he finds himself in Dublin, a city he’s never visited, and the mood is full of passion and despair. Afterwards he's obsessed with the dream, and brings three of the writers he p
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