Love in the Time of Cholera

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781101911112
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Fiction

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781101911167
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Fiction

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! A New York Times Notable Book On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit–he has purchased hundreds of women–he asks a madam for her assistance. The fourteen-year-old girl who is procured for him is enchanting, but exhausted as she is from caring for siblings and her job sewing buttons, she can do little but sleep. Yet with this sleeping beauty at his side, it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known. Tender, knowing, and slyly comic, Memories of My Melancholy Whores is an exquisite addition to the master’s work.

Hispanic New York

Author: Claudio Iván Remeseira
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231519779
Release Date: 2010-06-18
Genre: History

Over the past few decades, a wave of immigration has turned New York into a microcosm of the Americas and enhanced its role as the crossroads of the English- and Spanish-speaking worlds. Yet far from being an alien group within a "mainstream" and supposedly pure "Anglo" America, people referred to as Hispanics or Latinos have been part and parcel of New York since the beginning of the city's history. They represent what Walt Whitman once celebrated as "the Spanish element of our nationality." Hispanic New York is the first anthology to offer a comprehensive view of this multifaceted heritage. Combining familiar materials with other selections that are either out of print or not easily accessible, Claudio Iván Remeseira makes a compelling case for New York as a paradigm of the country's Latinoization. His anthology mixes primary sources with scholarly and journalistic essays on history, demography, racial and ethnic studies, music, art history, literature, linguistics, and religion, and the authors range from historical figures, such as José Martí, Bernardo Vega, or Whitman himself, to contemporary writers, such as Paul Berman, Ed Morales, Virginia Sánchez Korrol, Roberto Suro, and Ana Celia Zentella. This unique volume treats the reader to both the New York and the American experience, as reflected and transformed by its Hispanic and Latino components.

The White Road

Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501122651
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Fiction

In South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It's a case that nobody wants to touch, deeply rooted in old evil--and old evil is Charlie Parker's specialty. He's about to enter a living nightmare, a dreamscape of sorrow haunted by the murderous specter of a hooded woman, by a black car waiting for a passenger that never comes, and by the sinister complicity of both friends and enemies in Larousse's brutal death. Soon, all will face a final reckoning in an unearthly realm where the paths of the living and the dead converge. A place known only as the White Road.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Ebook Library

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241969052
Release Date: 2014-03-06
Genre: Fiction

Own fifteen of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's beloved books as ebooks, in the first Penguin Marquez ebook library. Includes: Memories of My Melancholy Whores Love in the Time of Cholera One Hundred Years of Solitude The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor Chronicle of a Death Foretold The Autumn of the Patriarch Strange Pilgrims News of a Kidnapping The General in His Labyrinth No One Writes to the Colonel Of Love and Other Demons Collected Stories Leaf Storm Living to Tell the Tale

Collected Stories

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060932688
Release Date: 1999-09-22
Genre: Fiction

Collected here are twenty-six of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most brilliant and enchanting short stories, presented in the chronological order of their publication in Spanish from three volumes: Eyes of a Blue Dog,Big Mama's Funeral, and The Incredible and Sad Tale of lnnocent Eréndira and Her Heartless Grandmother. Combining mysticism, history, and humor, the stories in this collection span more than two decades, illuminating the development of Marquez's prose and exhibiting the themes of family, poverty, and death that resound throughout his fiction.

Ida Elisabeth

Author: Sigrid Undset
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9781586174248
Release Date: 2011-09
Genre: Fiction

This is "the story of Ida Elisabeth, who marries her teenage sweetheart. Early in their marriage, she realizes that her charming husband is incapable of supporting the family and she sews dresses to make ends meet. After the marriage falls apart, Ida Elisabeth moves with her children to a small town, where she attracts the attention of a man with the drive her husband lacked. As she contemplates marring again, her former husband, now gravely sick, re-enters her life"--Page 4 of cover.

ERROR CODE LOVE

Author: Suman Bhattacharya
Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
ISBN: 9789382665069
Release Date:
Genre: Fiction

“I would give anything right now to reverse the clock by 24 hours. But my Karma won’t let me, I have to compensate for what I’ve done.” Kolkata, 2008 Driven by a crazed love, Dev, our next door shy software engineer commits the biggest mistake of his life. Over 72 marathon hours, he loses his education, career, love, and life by a single act of madnes. Bengaluru 2012 Years later, Dev reaches Bengaluru in search of a better life. Destiny brings him face to face with his first love once again. He chases the same impossible dream only to find himself burning and failing in love. On the verge of losing everything that mattered, Dev fights his sense of practicality and his crazy, but limitless ‘Love’. Let’s find out who wins! Error Code Love takes you on an epic journey through the roads of friendship, jealousy, obsession, mistakes, redemption and love. It raises questions allied to grey areas of teen emotions and lets you find the answers within.

Cruelty and Utopia

Author: Jean-François Lejeune
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568984896
Release Date: 2005-02-03
Genre: Architecture

This landmark collection of illustrated essays explores the vastly underappreciated history of America's other cities -- the great metropolises found south of our borders in Central and South America. Buenos Aires, So Paulo, Mexico City, Caracas, Havana, Santiago, Rio, Tijuana, and Quito are just some of the subjects of this diverse collection. How have desires to create modern societies shaped these cities, leading to both architectural masterworks (by the likes of Luis Barragn, Juan O'Gorman, Lcio Costa, Roberto Burle Marx, Carlos Ral Villanueva, and Lina Bo Bardi) and the most shocking favelas? How have they grappled with concepts of national identity, their colonial history, and the continued demands of a globalized economy? Lavishly illustrated, Cruelty and Utopia features the work of such leading scholars as Carlos Fuentes, Edward Burian, Lauro Cavalcanti, Fernando Oayrzn, Roberto Segre, and Eduardo Subirats, along with artwork ranging from colonial paintings to stills from Chantal Akerman's film From the Other Side. Also included is a revised translation of Spanish King Philip II's influential planning treatise of 1573, the "Laws of the Indies," which did so much to define the form of the Latin American city.

Gabriel Garc a M rquez

Author: Ilan Stavans
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230104800
Release Date: 2010-01-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

This long-awaited biography provides a fascinating and comprehensive picture of García Márquez's life up to the publication of his classic 100 Years of Solitude. Based on nearly a decade of research, this biographical study sheds new light on the life and works of the Nobel Laureate, father of magical realism, and bestselling author in the history of the Spanish language. As García Márquez's impact endures on well into his ninth decade, Stavans's keen insights constitute the definitive re-appraisal of the literary giant's life and corpus. The later part of his life will be covered in a second book.

An American Haunting

Author: Brent Monahan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312363532
Release Date: 2006-05-02
Genre: Fiction

A novel based on the Bell Witch of Adams, Tennessee, a famous 19th century haunting. This is not an eyewitness account.

Glow In The Dark Constellations

Author: C. E. Thompson
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN: 0448412527
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An innovative guide filled with glow-in-the-dark illustrations aids youngsters in locating more than thirty stars and star groups

The Armies

Author: Evelio Rosero
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781849164313
Release Date: 2010-02-04
Genre: Fiction

In a small town in the mountains of Colombia, Ismael, a retired teacher, spends his mornings gathering oranges in the sunshine and spying on his neighbour as she sunbathes naked in her garden. Returning from a walk one morning he discovers that his wife has disappeared. Then more people go missing, and not-so-distant gunfire signals the approach of war. Most of the villagers make their escape, but Ismael cannot leave without his Otilia. He becomes an unwilling witness to the senseless civil war that sweeps through his country with a tragic inevitability. In The Armies Rosero has created a hallucinatory, relentless, captivating narrative often as violent as the events it describes, told by an old man battered by a reality he no longer recognizes.

The General in His Labyrinth

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141917245
Release Date: 2014-03-06
Genre: Fiction

The General in his Labyrinth is the compelling tale of Simon Bolivar, a hero who has been forgotten and whose power is fading, retracing his steps down the Magdalena River by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. 'It was the fourth time he had travelled along the Magdalena, and he could not escape the impression that he was retracing the steps of his life' At the age of forty-six General Simon Bolivar, who drove the Spanish from his lands and became the Liberator of South America, takes himself into exile. He makes a final journey down the Magdalene River, revisiting the cities along its shores, reliving the triumphs, passions and betrayals of his youth. Consumed by the memories of what he has done and what he failed to do, Bolívar hopes to see a way out of the labyrinth in which he has lived all his life. . .. 'An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny' Sunday Telegraph 'An imaginative writer of genius' Guardian 'The most important writer of fiction in any language' Bill Clinton