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11 popular costa rican books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around North America Challenge" were written by authors from Costa Rica. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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A Message From Rosa by Quince Duncan EN

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Experience the struggle of African warriors defending their village. Travel on the slave boat with African enslaved women. Feel the tension mounting in Yanga’s heart as he leads his Afro Mexican troops in confrontation with the Spanish colonial army. Live a vivid moment of the Afro-Colombian’ struggle for freedom. Sit on the corridor and listen to a conversation between cuban heroes Jose Marti and Mariana Grajales. Visit a Jamaican Maroon battle field. Be part of Palmares’s Brazilian warriors. Witness the resistance of Afro German women during the Nazi rule. Share young Martin Luther King’s di... continue

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Colonel Lágrimas by Carlos Fonseca Suárez EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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“Beware, reader, in these pages you will experience vertigo, anxiety and joy. You will become a ghostly presence in a Borgesian world, a camera obscura, where mathematics is a secret weapon, and memory the object of an archaeological pursuit. Loosely inspired by the eventful life of the French mathematician Alexander Grothendieck, Fonseca has created a gorgeous opera prima.” —Valerie Miles, The New York Times Book Review Holed away in a cabin in the Pyrenees, the world-famous and enigmatic mathematician Alexander Grothendieck is working furiously on a final project. But what exactly is this mo... continue

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Costa Rica : A Traveler's Literary Companion by Barbara Ras EN

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A collection of 26 remarkable stories by Costa Rican writers--most of which is available in English for the first time. Whether searching for something relevant and entertaining to read on Costa Rica's idyllic beaches or looking for Latin American enchantment back home, this is a fiction reader's cultural guidebook to the country. 2-page map.

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Cuentos Ticos : Short Stories of Costa Rica by Ricardo Fernandez Guardia EN

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Excerpt from Cuentos Ticos: Short Stories of Costa Rica It may, therefore, be of interest to take a look at one of these little republics through the eyes of a friendly observer, and such the writer frankly declares himself to be. This article must confine itself to Costa Rica, as it is the only one about which he feels competent to write with accuracy, and as it lies next to the new Republic of Panama, soon to be the scene of such a great under taking, it may be of especial interest at the present time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic bo... continue

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El nudo : una fábula de fin de siglo by Rodrigo Soto ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Publicado anteriormente: San Josae, Costa Rica: Ediciones Perro Azul, 2004.

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Gina : novela by Rodrigo Soto ES

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This controversial but accurate portrait of a woman who is many women at once has love and sex, marriage and friendship, and motherhood and self-reliance as its main themes. Este retrato controvertido pero fiel de una mujer que es muchas mujeres tiene como temas principales el amor y el sexo, el matrimonio y la amistad, y la maternidad y la autosuficiencia. "

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God was Looking the Other Way by José León Sánchez EN

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"Thirty years on the Devil's Island of Latin America"--Jacket subtitle.
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Madwoman of Gandoca by Anacristina Rossi EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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La Loca de Gandoca caused a national outcry in Costa Rica when it was published in 1992. It blew the whistle on a secret plot by government officials and private investors to develop the Gandoca-Manzanilla Wildlife Refuge, which is one of the most biologically diverse sites in the world and supposedly protected by the Costa Rican constitution. The novel is the largely autobiographical account of Anacristina Rossi's attempt to save the refuge from destruction.
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Saints of the Household by Ari Tison EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Saints of the Household is a haunting contemporary YA about an act of violence in a small-town--beautifully told by a debut Indigenous Costa Rican-American writer--that will take your breath away. Max and Jay have always depended on one another for their survival. Growing up with a physically abusive father, the two Bribri American brothers have learned that the only way to protect themselves and their mother is to stick to a schedule and keep their heads down. But when they hear a classmate in trouble in the woods, instinct takes over and they intervene, breaking up a fight and beating their ... continue



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