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7 popular panamanian 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 Panama. 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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El Indio Sin Ombligo by Rafael Pernett Y. Morales ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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Un individuo aparece muerto en una plaza de la Ciudad de Panamá. Se trata de un indígena anónimo que es llevado a la morgue y que, por una casualidad, se descubre que no tiene ombligo. A partir de ese momento, se inicia una investigación científico-policial tan apasionante como absurda. Los tres protagonistas de esta historia que recorre toda la geografía panameña son personas muy especiales: un inspector de la entonces PTJ (hoy DIJ) que no lograba realizar un operativo exitoso, un profesor de biología expulsado de todos los colegios por tratar de inculcar el "funesto vicio de pensar" en los e... continue

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Reflections Next to Yr Skin by Diana Morán Garay EN

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Poetry. Translated from the Spanish by Ash Ponders. Panamanian poet and radical activist, Diana Mor�n, created her major works in the tumult of the 1960s and '70s. Despite winning the first Ricardo Mir� National Literature Award for poetry, she was forced into exile as an active Marxist by the successive conservative and reformist military coups that overthrew the preceding government in the late '60s. Labeled a criminal reactionary by Torrijos and Noriega, Mor�n found a permanent home- in- exile in Mexico City, teaching at the Metropolitan Autonomous University. She passed away in 1987; her c... continue
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The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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When Alma Rivera arrives in Delaware she is full of the promise and possibilities of her new home. Hope that her daughter Maribel will be helped by the specialist support US education can provide, and faith that her husband Arturo will flourish in a country that celebrates the hard-working. But life without status, money, family and friends soon becomes unmanageable and violent. Told through a range of perspectives written with compassion and grace, Cristina Henríquez gives voice to the displaced and the unknown, and shows what it means to uproot your life in search of something better.
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The Closer by Mariano Rivera and Wayne Coffey EN

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Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle. One day, that all changed. From a childhood playing pickup games in Panama to an epic career with the New York Yankees, Mariano's rise to greatness has been anything but ordinary. He's the guy on the mound who doesn't hear the crowd, just the sound of the ump calling, Strike! The teammate you can rely on, even when the bases are loaded in... continue

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The Golden Horse : A Novel about Triumph and Tragedy Building the Panama Railroad by Juan David Morgan EN

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"The Golden Horse by Juan David Morgan is a sweeping saga, painting a vivid, personal portrayal of the events that transpired as a result of the rivalry between New York shipping magnates, William Aspinwall and Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the enormous personal cost that was borne by the people involved in the construction of the Panama Railroad-- the first transcontinental train in the Americas-- built during the California Gold Rush. Thousands of people died during the construction, succumbing to tropical diseases and natural disasters. Despite the danger, the lust of gold fever and the challen... continue

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The Great Divide : A Novel by Cristina Henriquez EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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"A novel about the construction of the Panama Canal, following the intersecting lives of the local families fighting to protect their homeland, the West Indian laborers recruited to dig the waterway, and the white Americans who gained profit and glory for themselves"--


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