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2007 ·
·3.82·5,721 Ratings ·304 Pages
“ Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. ” ― Rumi
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  • Death in the Andes

    ·3.68·3,170 Ratings
    In an isolated community in the Peruvian Andes, a series of mysterious disappearances has occurred. Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tom�s believe the Shining Path guerrillas are responsible, but the townspeople have their own ideas about the forces
  • The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll

    ·4.34·934 Ratings
    Maqroll the Gaviero (the Lookout) is one of the most alluring and memorable characters in the fiction of the last twenty-five years. His extravagant and hopeless undertakings, his brushes with the law and scrapes with death, and his enduring friendships a
  • Dancing to "Almendra"

    ·3.07·222 Ratings
    Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in New York, a hippopotamus escapes from the Havana zoo and is shot and killed by its pursuers. Assigned to cover the zoo story, Joaquin Porrata, a you
  • Seventeen Poisoned Englishmen

    ·3.68·200 Ratings
    Admired by millions across the world, Gabriel García Márquez first came to prominence as an imaginative writer of genius with his fantastical novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, published by Penguin in 1972. Alternately enchanting and disconcerting, th
  • In the Night of Time

    ·3.91·185 Ratings
    From the author of Sepharad comes an internationally best-selling novel set against the tumultuous events that led to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.October 1936. Spanish architect Ignacio Abel arrives at Penn Station, the final stop on his journey
  • Why Translation Matters

    ·3.67·250 Ratings
    Why Translation Matters argues for the cultural importance of translation and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translator’s role. As the acclaimed translator Edith Grossman writes in her introduction, “My intention is to stimula
  • A Manuscript of Ashes

    ·3.57·103 Ratings
    It’s the late sixties, the last dark years of Franco’s dictatorship: Minaya, a university student in Madrid, is caught up in the student protests and the police are after him. He moves to his uncle Manuel’s country estate in the small town of Mágin
  • Destiny and Desire

    ·3.25·183 Ratings
    Winner of the Cervantes Prize  Carlos Fuentes, one of the world’s most acclaimed authors, is at the height of his powers in this stunning new novel—a magnificent epic of passion, magic, and desire in modern Mexico, a rich and remarkable tapestry set
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