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  • Happy Familiesby Carlos Fuentes; Edith Grossman

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Newsweek ). In these masterly vignettes, Fuentes explores Tolstoy?s classic observation that ?happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.? In ?A Family Like Any Other,? each member of the Pagan family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In ?The Mariachi?s Mother,? the limitless devotion of a woman... more...

  • Don Quixoteby Miguel de Cervantes; Edith Grossman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece. Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel... more...

  • Destiny and Desireby Carlos Fuentes; Edith Grossman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00

    Winner of the Cervantes Prize   Carlos Fuentes, one of the world?s most acclaimed authors, is at the height of his powers in this stunning new novel?a magnificent epic of passion, magic, and desire in modern Mexico, a rich and remarkable tapestry set in a world where free will fights with the wishes of the gods. Josué Nadal has lost more than... more...

  • Captain of the Sleepersby Mayra Montero; Edith Grossman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 17.99

    For fifty years, Andres Yasin has carried a grudge against J.T. Bunker. Now, Bunker, eighty-two years old and dying of cancer, wants to tell his side of a story, a story of his affair with Andres's mother. As a child Andres knew Bunker as the "Captain of the Sleepers"-so called because he transported the bodies of those who had died off the island,... more...

  • Dancing to "Almendra"by Mayra Montero; Edith Grossman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 14.99

    Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in New York, a hippopotamus escapes from the Havana zoo and is shot and killed by its pursuers. Assigned to cover the zoo story, Joaquín Porrata, a young Cuban journalist, instead finds himself embroiled in the mysterious connections between the... more...

  • The Bad Girlby Mario Vargas Llosa; Edith Grossman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 13.99

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2007 "Splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible . . . A contemporary love story that explores the mores of the urban 1960s--and 70s and 80s."-- The New York Times Book Review Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as a teenager known as "Lily" in Lima in 1950, when she flits... more...

  • Death in the Andesby Mario Vargas Llosa; Edith Grossman

    Picador 2011; US$ 14.99

    In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. Peruvian Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomás have been dispatched to investigate, and to guard the town from the Shining Path guerrillas they assume are responsible. But the townspeople do not trust the officers, and they have their own ideas about what forces claimed the bodies of the... more...

  • The Feast of the Goatby Mario Vargas Llosa; Edith Grossman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 15.99

    Haunted all her life by feelings of terror and emptiness, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral returns to her native Dominican Republic - and finds herself reliving the events of l961, when the capital was still called Trujillo City and one old man terrorized a nation of three million. Rafael Trujillo, the depraved ailing dictator whom Dominicans call... more...

  • The Notebooks of Don Rigobertoby Mario Vargas Llosa; Edith Grossman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 8.99

    Set in Lima, the novel tells of a love story whose participants may be the fictional characters of Don Rigoberto. With his usual sly assurance, Vargas Llosa keeps the reader guessing which episodes are real and which issue from the Don's imagination; the resulting novel, an aggregate of reality and fantasy, is sexy, funny, disquieting, and unfailingly... more...

  • In Praise of Reading and Fictionby Mario Vargas Llosa; Edith Grossman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99

    On December 7, 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His Nobel lLecture is a resounding tribute to fiction?s power to inspire readers to greater ambition, to dissent, and to political action. ?We would be worse than we are without the good books we have read, more conformist, not as restless, more submissive, and the... more...