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Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel

by Isabel Allende

Born on the island of Saint-Domingue, Zarité—known as Tété—is the daughter of an African mother she never knew and one of the white sailors who brought her into bondage. Though her childhood is one of...


Maya's Notebook

by Isabel Allende

Neglected by her parents, nineteen-year-old Maya Nidal has grown up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandparents. Her grandmother Nidia, affectionately known as Nini, is a force of nature—willful...


Ines of My Soul

by Isabel Allende

In the early years of the conquest of the Americas, Inés Suárez, a seamstress condemned to a life of toil, flees Spain to seek adventure in the New World. As Inés makes her way to Chile, she begins a fiery...


Portrait in Sepia

by Isabel Allende

In nineteenth-century Chile, Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that erases all recollections of the first five years of her life. Raised by her regal and ambitious grandmother Paulina del Valle, Aurora...


The Death of Artemio Cruz

by Carlos Fuentes & Alfred MacAdam

As the novel opens, Artemio Cruz, the all-powerful newspaper magnate and land baron, lies confined to his bed and, in dreamlike flashes, recalls the pivotal episodes of his life. Carlos Fuentes manipulates the...


Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry

by Alastair Reid, Michael Wiegers & Mónica de la Torre

A sweeping and exhaustive overview of contemporary Mexican poetry.


The Antiquarian

by Gustavo Faverón Patriau & Joseph Mulligan

A Los Angeles Times Best of Summer pick

An Amazon Best Book of the Month (Mystery, Thriller & Suspense)

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Summer: "The best literary puzzle of the summer."

Three years have passed...


Papers in the Wind

by Eduardo Sacheri

From the best-selling author of The Secret in Their Eyes, an adventure about friendship, soccer, and good humor

 

When Alejandro “Mono” dies of cancer, his brother and two closest friends, a tight-knit...


The Conversations

by César Aira & Katherine Silver

A cerebral and wildly funny story revolving around the incongruity of a gold Rolex watch spotted on a lowly goatherd’s wrist Daily conversations in outdoor cafés with cultured friends can help make reality...


Talking to Ourselves

by Andrés Neuman, Nick Caistor & Lorenza Garcia

A searing family drama from one of Latin America's most original voicesOne trip. Two love stories. Three voices.

Lito is ten years old and is almost sure he can change the weather when he concentrates very hard....


The Shadow of What We Were

by Luis Sepulveda & Howard Curtis

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Forest of the Pygmies

by Isabel Allende

Once again Alexander Cold and his indomitable journalist grandmother, Kate, are braving the mystical unknown, this time in the heart of Africa. Along with Alex's friend Nadia Santos and a photographic crew from...


Kingdom of the Golden Dragon

by Isabel Allende

Reunited once more, young Alexander Cold and his best friend, Nadia, embark upon a new adventure, following Alex's frighteningly fearless journalist grandmother Kate to a forbidden kingdom hidden away in the...


City of the Beasts

by Isabel Allende

When Alexander Cold's mother falls ill, the fifteen-year-old is sent to stay with his eccentric grandmother in New York. A tough and prickly magazine reporter, Kate Cold takes Alex along with her on an expedition...


Malinche: A Novel

by Laura Esquivel

When Malinalli, a member of the tribe conquered by the Aztec warriors, first meets Cortés, she -- like many -- believes that he is the reincarnated forefather god of her tribe. Naturally, she assumes that her...


The Man Who Loved Dogs

by Leonardo Padura & Anna Kushner

A gripping novel about the assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico City in 1940

In The Man Who Loved Dogs, Leonardo Padura brings a noir sensibility to one of the most fascinating and complex political narratives...


Piano Stories

by Felisberto Hernandez, Luis Harss & Italo Calvino

From the writer adored by the likes of García Marquez, Calvino, and Francine Prose comes a collection of Hernández's classic tales Piano Stories presents fifteen wonderful works by the great Uruguayan author...


Shantytown

by César Aira & Chris Andrews

At last, a noir novel from the Argentine master of suspense and surprises Maxi, a middle-class, directionless ox of a young man who helps the trash pickers of Buenos Aires’s shantytown, attracts the attention...


Reasons of State

by Alejo Carpentier & Frances Partridge

One of the most significant novels in Latin American literature, written by Cuba's most important modern novelist—to win a bet with Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

In the early 1970s, friends Gabriel García Márquez,...


Paradises

by Iosi Havilio, Beth Fowler & Alex Clark

‘Paradises are trees that abound in Buenos Aires, the fruits of which are known as poison beads. This is what the novel is about: the many kinds of paradise and the poisons that inhabit them.’ Iosi Havilio...