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66 popular peruvian 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 South America Challenge" were written by authors from Peru. 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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¿Quién mató a Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas Llosa ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
Mario Vargas Llosa crea en ¿Quién mató a Palomino Molero? una intensa novela policial donde el suspense y la tensión recorren toda la historia. En un escenario dominado por la corrupción, y donde los prejuicios y desigualdades conforman la realidad social del país, la verdad acaba convertida en verdades diversas que se confunden la una con la otra en un alucinante juego de espejos. A través de una atmósfera que deslumbra y atrapa, este libro refleja fielmente el clima de una época y denuncia los excesos del poder.

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A Long Petal of the Sea : A Novel by Isabel Allende EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home. “One of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in [Isabel Allende’s] long career.”—The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Esquire • Good Housekeeping • Parade In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succ... continue

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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
'A comic novel on the grand scale written with tremendous confidence and verve. Mario, 18-year-old law student and radio news-editor, falls scandalously for his Aunt Julia, the 32-year-old divorced wife of a cousin, and the progressively lunatic story of this affair is interwoven with episodes from a series of radio soap-operas written by his friend Pedro Comacho. Vargas Llosa's huge energy and inventiveness is extravagant and fabulously funny.' New Statesman
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Birds without a Nest by Clorinda Matto de Turner EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
Clorinda Matto de Turner's classic novel in a new, annotated edition. First published in 1889, Aves sin nido drew fiery protests for its unsparing expose of small town officials, judicial authorities, and priests who oppressed the native peoples of Peru. Matto de Turner was excommunicated by the Catholic Church, burned in effigy, and forced to emigrate to Argentina. In 1904, the novel was published in an English translation as with a modified ending. Successive English editions restored the original ending and translator's omissions. This edition follows the original version in Spanish, but co... continue

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Bloemblad van zee

Bloemblad van zee by Isabel Allende NL

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
Twee jonge Spanjaarden ontvluchten Spanje vanwege de Burgeroorlog en bouwen in Chili een nieuw leven op.

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Cien Cuyes (Premio Alfaguara 2023) / One Hundred Guinea Pigs by Gustavo Rodríguez ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
PREMIO ALFAGUARA DE NOVELA 2023 «Una novela tragicómica que refleja uno de los grandes conflictos de nuestro tiempo». (Del acta del jurado) En un barrio residencial de Lima con vistas al mar languidecen unos ancianos de clase acomodada. Frasia, acuciada por sus necesidades económicas, pues tiene que sacar adelante a su hijo Nico, se ha ido convirtiendo en compañía imprescindible para algunos de ellos. Si consiguiera juntar diez cuyes, el dinero para comprar diez conejillos de Indias, podría, según le dijo siempre su tío, empezar una nueva vida. Así, todos los días cruza la ciudad en transporte... continue

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City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold is about to join his fearless grandmother on the trip of a lifetime. An International Geographic expedition is headed to the dangerous, remote wilds of South America, on a mission to document the legendary Yeti of the Amazon known as the Beast. But there are many secrets hidden in the unexplored wilderness, as Alex and his new friend Nadia soon discover. Drawing on the strength of their spirit guides, both young people are led on a thrilling and unforgettable journey to the ultimate discovery. . . .

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Contra viento y marea : (1964-1988). by Mario Vargas Llosa ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
Adieu, Sartre Novelista y dramaturgo, Mario Vargas Llosa es también un ensayista de gustos eclécticos. Si su país, el Perú, le preocupa ante todo -su historia, su futuro político y, más allá, el futuro de toda América Latina-, estas páginas, escritas entre 1962 y 1983, dan testimonio de un interés apasionado por los grandes Preguntas del momento: ¿Qué tipo de sociedad para América Latina? ¿Qué papel debe jugar el intelectual en la ciudad? Su disputa con Günter Grass muestra que no tie... continue

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Conversación en la catedral by Mario Vargas Llosa ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
Zavalita y el zambo Ambrosio conversan en La Catedral. Estamos en Perú, durante el ochenio dictatorial del general Manuel A. Odría. Unas cuantas cervezas y un río de palabras en libertad para responder a la palabra amordazada por la dictadura. Los personajes, las historias que éstos cuentan, los fragmentos que van encajando, conforman la descripción minuciosa de un envilecimiento colectivo, el repaso de todos los caminos que hacen desembocar a un pueblo entero en la frustración.



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