Author: Isabel Allende
Summary: Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.
In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives.
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Author: Dohra Ahmad, editor; Edwidge Danticat, writer of foreword
Summary: [Ahmad’s] “introduction is fiery and charismatic… This book encompasses the diversity of experience, with beautiful variations and stories that bicker back and forth.” –Parul Sehgal, The New York Times
The first global anthology of migration literature featuring works by Mohsin Hamid, Zadie Smith, Marjane Satrapi, Salman Rushdie, and Warsan Shire, with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat, author of Everything Inside
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Author: Alessandro Baricco, Stefano Benni, Gianrico Carofiglio, Mauro Covacich, Sandrone Dazieri, Silvia Di Natale, Paolo Giordano, Antonio Pascale, Domenico Starnone
Nove scrittori italiani (Alessandro Baricco, Stefano Benni, Gianrico Carofiglio, Mauro Covacich, Sandrone Dazieri, Silvia Di Natale, Paolo Giordano, Antonio Pascale, Domenico Starnone) raccontano la realtà di alcune aree, in cui MSF opera.
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Author: Lindsay de Feliz Language: English Summary: In What About Your Saucepans? Lindsay de Feliz gave up marriage and a successful career in the UK to follow her dreams as a scuba diving instructor in the Dominican Republic. She met and married her Dominican man and went on an incredible adventure involving political corruption and being shot in her own home. Life After My Saucepans … Continue reading Life after my saucepans: lifting the lid on living in the Dominican Republic
Author: Terry Dean Roberts
Summary: “This is a full-color book that includes 35 color photographs that capture the beauty, colorfulness and spirit of Ecuador. The book is written in bulleted style, with keywords in bold type, which was done so you can scan the information quickly, as needed, when needed, to find answers. You can learn more about the book and the author at: http://www.RelocatingToEcuador.com.
For several years now, Ecuador has been a hot destination for gringo relocation. There have been plenty of online resources spreading information and disinformation about Ecuador as a retirement or part-time living destination.
I’ve lived in Cuenca, Ecuador, since December 2013 after moving here sight unseen. My intention going in, and to this day, is to live here the remainder of my days.
Having settled-in here, I now have a terrific cadre of both gringo and Ecuadorian friends in Cuenca who continually share experiences with one another about theirs and other gringos’ relocations to Ecuador.
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Author: Jorge Amado
Summary: Ilhéus in 1925 is a booming town with a record cacao crop and aspirations for progress, but the traditional ways prevail. When Colonel Mendonça discovers his wife in bed with a lover, he shoots and kills them both. Political contests, too, can be settled by gunshot…
No one imagines that a bedraggled migrant worker who turns up in town–least of all Gabriela herself–will be the agent of change. Nacib Saad has just lost the cook at his popular café and in desperation hires Gabriela. To his surprise she turns out to be a great beauty as well as a wonderful cook and an enchanting boon to his business. But what would people say if Nacib were to marry her?
Lusty, satirical and full of intrigue, Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon is a vastly entertaining panorama of small town Brazilian life. Source: Amazon.com
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