Books set in United States of America (213)


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Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
Description:
“Impressive . . . [Cristina García’s] story is about three generations of Cuban women and their separate responses to the revolution. Her special feat is to tell it in a style as warm and gentle as the ‘sustaining aromas of vanilla and almond,’ as rhythmic as the music of Beny Moré.”—Time Cristina García’s acclaimed book is the haunting, bittersweet story of a family experiencing a country’s revolution and the revelations that follow. The lives of Celia del Pino and her husband, daughters, and grandchildren mirror the magical realism of Cuba itself, a landscape of beauty and poverty, idealism ... continue

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East of Eden by John Steinbeck EN

Rating: 4.5     22 Votes
Description:
The biblical account of Cain and Abel is echoed in the history of two generations of the Trask family in California.

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Educated by Tara Westover EN

Rating: 5     6 Votes
Description:
'An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. IT'S EVEN BETTER THAN YOU'VE HEARD.' - Bill Gates Selected as a book of the year by AMAZON, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, ECONOMIST, NEW STATESMAN, VOGUE, IRISH TIMES, IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER ________________________ Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn't exist. She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom, ... continue

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El Mapa de Los Anhelos by Alice Kellen ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
Description:
La autora que ha enamorado a más de un millón de lectores ¿Y si te diesen un mapa para descubrir quién eres? ¿Seguirías la ruta marcada hasta el final? Imagina que estás destinada a salvar a tu hermana, pero al final ella muere y la razón de tu existencia se desvanece. Eso es lo que le ocurre a Grace Peterson, la chica que siempre se ha sentido invisible, la que nunca ha salido de Nebraska, la que colecciona palabras y ve pasar los días refugiada en la monotonía. Hasta que llega a sus manos el juego de El mapa de los anhelos y, siguiendo las instrucciones, lo primero que debe hacer es encontra... continue

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El país bajo mi piel / The Country Under My Skin by Gioconda Belli ES

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Tras casarse muy jóven y ser madre, Gioconda Belli se unió al clandestino y emergente movimiento Sandinista, sustituyendo su deseo de ser una buena esposa por la necesidad de vivir una vida plena y comprometida con los cambios sociales en su país. Irónicamente, su pertenencia a la burguesía y su carrera como poeta renombrada, le brindaron la fachada que le permitió funcionar, secretamente, como rebelde. Desde su infancia en Managua y sus encuentros iniciales con poetas y revolucionarios, a persecuciones urbanas, reuniones con Fidel Castro, relaciones amorosas truncadas por la muerte o el exili... continue

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El planeta de Mr. Sammler by Saul Bellow ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
Ganadora del National Book Award, El planeta de Mr. Sammler (1970) es una meditación, tan audaz como serena, sobre el futuro de la civilización occidental. Siguiendo a Artur Sammler, un intelectual educado en la filosofía y la literatura occidentales y superviviente del Holocausto, Bellow pasea por las peligrosas calles del West Side neoyorquino, prestando la misma atención a los carteristas de autobús que a las teorías sobre la consecución de la utopía ―o la inminente llegada del Apocalipsis― recién generadas por la llegada del ho... continue

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El sabor de un hombre by Slavenka Drakulic ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Croatia flag Croatia
Description:
Tereza y José son dos extranjeros en Nueva York. Ella es una joven escritora polaca, y ha ido a estudiar literatura inglesa. Él, un antropólogo brasileño interesado en el canibalismo, prepara un trabajo sobre la experiencia de los jóvenes que sobrevivieron a un accidente de aviación en los Andes alimentándose con los cadáveres de sus compañeros. No tienen nada en común, excepto, quizá, su diferencia. Están solos en una ciudad y en una cultura que les es ajena, y hablan entre sí en una lengua que no les pertenece. Y la extrañeza de este idioma prestado, en el que ninguno de los dos tiene un pas... continue

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Everything Sad Is Untrue : (A True Story) by Daniel Nayeri EN

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Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
"At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. But Khosrou's stories are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them, back to the refugee camps of Italy, and further back to Isfahan."--

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Description:
Risk everything . . . for love with this #1 New York Times bestseller. What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nu... continue

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Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson EN

Rating: 4     36 Votes
Description:
It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever beg... continue