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23 popular ecuadorian books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around South America Challenge" were written by authors from Ecuador. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.


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Clarity & Connection by Yung Pueblo EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Description:
From the celebrated author of Inward comes a new collection of poetry and short prose focused on understanding how past wounds impact our present relationships. In Clarity & Connection, Yung Pueblo describes how intense emotions accumulate in our subconscious and condition us to act and react in certain ways. In his characteristically spare, poetic style, he guides readers through the excavation and release of the past that is required for growth.

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Cockfight by María Fernanda Ampuero EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Description:
"Cockfight is the debut short story collection by Ecuadorian writer María Fernanda Ampuero. Over thirteen stories, Cockfight explores the brutality and everyday violence contained in the structures of home, family, gender, and class in twenty-first-century Latin America"--

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El viajero de Praga by Javier Vásconez ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Description:
Después de una noche de visitas médicas bajo la lluvia, el Dr. Krontz decide tomarse vacaciones. Pero esta vez no irá al mar, donde suele encontrarse con su amigo el Dr. Cuestas, sino a la sierra. Y en estas vacaciones apacibles, resignadas, se encontrará con lo inesperado; hechos que lo harán evocar el pasado, la vida en Praga y en Barcelona, y posteriormente en el páramo ecuatoriano (mencionado también en La otra muerte del doctor) y luego en el Hospital de Quito; siempre con la sensación de que alguien lo sigue, lo vigila. La narraci... continue

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Floreana by Margret Wittmer EN

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The true story of the author's 56 years spent living on Floreana in the Galapagos Islands. The story begins in 1932, when Margret Wittmer arrived on the island with her husband, stepson and two dogs.

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Huasipungo by Jorge Icaza ES

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A classic of Ecuadorian literature published in 1934. Knows as 'The Villagers' in English.

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Huasipungo by Jorge Icaza EN

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An indispensable analysis of great Spanish literature is offered. The objective is to permit teachers & students of Spanish literature an access for a clear understanding of the author & his work.

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Human Sacrifices : Stories by María Fernanda Ampuero EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Description:
A groundbreaking voice in contemporary Latin American literature, María Fernanda Ampuero's writing is "raw and savage" as she confronts machismo, inequity, and violence in this acclaimed short story collection (Vistazo). An undocumented woman answers a job posting only to find herself held hostage, a group of outcasts obsess over boys drowned while surfing, and an unhappy couple finds themselves trapped in a terrifying maze. With scalpel-like precision, Ampuero considers the price paid by those on the margins so that the elite might lounge comfortably, considering themselves safe in their home... continue

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Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
Renata was only a child when she was kidnapped by the crown. As a memory thief, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, she was used by the crown to carry out the King's Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people. Now Renata is one of the Whispers, a rebel spy working against the crown. When Dez, her commander -- and the boy she's grown to love -- is taken captive by the notorious Principe Dorado, Renata must return to the palace and complete his top-secret mission herself. Can she keep her cover, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigm... continue

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Jawbone by Mónica Ojeda ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
"Was desire something like being possessed by a nightmare?" Fernanda and Annelise are so close they are practically sisters: a double image, inseparable. So how does Fernanda end up bound on the floor of an abandoned cabin, kidnapped by one of her teachers and estranged from Annelise? When Fernanda, Annelise, and their friends from Opus Dei Delta Academy for Girls convene after school, Annelise always spins the scariest stories and devises the riskiest games. Wearing her crocodile-jawbone crown, she leads them in rituals to her invented god: the rhinestone-encrusted firefly, the wandering womb... continue


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