Book type: fiction (4477)


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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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'Salem's Lot by Stephen King EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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#1 BESTSELLER • Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem’s Lot in hopes that exploring the history of the Marsten House, an old mansion long the subject of rumor and speculation, will help him cast out his personal devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods, and only one returns alive, Mears begins to realize that something sinister is at work. In fact, his hometown is under siege from forces of darkness far beyond his imagination. And only he, with a small group of allies, can hope to contain the evil that is growing within the borders of this s... continue


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¿Cric? crac!

¿Cric? crac! by Edwidge Danticat ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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¿Cric? ¡Crac! es una recopilación de nueve cuentos en los que se explora la manera como los recuerdos son transmitidos de generación en generación, para conservar el patrimonio cultural de un pueblo atormentado. En un Haití asolado por la violencia se desarrollan los primeros siete relatos, marcados por la muerte, el sufrimiento y el valor de las mujeres que parecen impotentes ante el terrorismo arrasador de los regímenes dictatoriales. Sin embargo, en ¿Cric? ¡Crac! el amor surge como una luz esperanzadora que le permitirá a ... continue

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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak EN

Rating: 4 (12 votes)
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
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'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away . . . ' Our brains stay active for ten minutes after our heart stops beating. For Tequila Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory- growing up with her father and his two wives in a grand old house in a quiet Turkish town; watching the women gossip and wax their legs while the men went to mosque; sneaking cigarettes and Wes... continue

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100 Love Sonnets : Cien sonetos de amor by Pablo Neruda EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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Against the backdrop of Isla Negra — the sea and wind, the white sand with its scattering of delicate wild flowers, the hot sun and salty smells of the Pacific — Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda sets these joyfully sensual poems in celebration of his love. The subject of that love: Matilde Urrutia de Neruda, the poet's "beloved wife." As popular in the Hispanic world as the poet's renowned Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair,One Hundred Love Sonnets has never before been published in its entirety in English translation. The reason for this astonishing neglect may lie in the historical circumsta... continue
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100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez EN

Rating: 4 (30 votes)
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One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin ... continue
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13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl : Fiction by Mona Awad EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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“Stunning . . . As you watch Lizzie navigate fraught relationships—with food, men, girlfriends, her parents and even with herself—you’ll want to grab a friend and say: ‘Whoa. This. Exactly.’” —Washington Post A “hilarious, heartbreaking book” (People) from the author of Bunny Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Atlantic, Time Out New York, and The Globe and Mail Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga (a.k.a. Mississauga), Lizzie has never liked the way she looks—even though her best friend Mel says she’s the pretty one. She starts dating guys online, but she’s afraid to... continue
Genre Humor

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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami EN

Rating: 4 (9 votes)
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Description:
“Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves.” —The New York Times Book Review The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘quest... continue
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