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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 North America Challenge" were written by authors from El Salvador. 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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El Salvador in the Aftermath of Peace : Crime, Uncertainty, and the Transition to Democracy by Ellen Moodie EN

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El Salvador's civil war, which left at least 75,000 people dead and displaced more than a million, ended in 1992. The accord between the government and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) has been lauded as a model post-Cold War peace agreement. But after the conflict stopped, crime rates shot up. The number of murder victims surpassed wartime death tolls. Those who once feared the police and the state became frustrated by their lack of action. Peace was not what Salvadorans had hoped it would be. Citizens began saying to each other, "It's worse than the war." El Salvador in t... continue

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La sirvienta y el luchador by Horacio Castellanos Moya ES

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El Vikingo, un viejo ex luchador profesional que quiere demostrar a sus superiores en la policía que sigue siendo un tipo duro capaz de cumplir todos los encargos, sale con otros compañeros con la misión de llevar a los calabozos del Palacio Negro a unos jóvenes sospechosos. Al día siguiente, una criada, María Elena, acude a servir por primera vez a casa del nieto recién casado de su antiguo patrón, y se encuentra con que no hay nadie para recibirla. Tras preguntar a los vecinos y recibir llamadas cada vez más alarmadas de la familia, María Elena intuye que la desaparición de Albertico y Brita... continue

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Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya EN

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A Rainmaker Translation Grant Winner from the Black Mountain Institute: Senselessness, acclaimed Salvadoran author Horacio Castallanos Moya's astounding debut in English, explores horror with hilarity and electrifying panache. A boozing, sex-obsessed writer finds himself employed by the Catholic Church (an institution he loathes) to proofread a 1,100 page report on the army's massacre and torture of thousands of indigenous villagers a decade earlier, including the testimonies of the survivors. The writer's job is to tidy it up: he rants, "that was what my work was all about, cleaning up and gi... continue

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Solito by Javier Zamora EN

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New York Times Bestseller • Read With Jenna Book Club Pick as seen on Today • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiography • Winner of the American Library Association Alex Award A young poet tells the inspiring story of his migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this “gripping memoir” (NPR) of bravery, hope, and finding family. Finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction • One of the New York Public Library’s Ten Best Books of the Year Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence and the PEN/Open B... continue

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Solito (Spanish Edition) by Javier Zamora ES

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RECOMENDADO POR JENNA BUSH EN SU CLUB DE LECTURA DEL TODAY SHOW «En esta conmovedora autobiografía que no podrás soltar, un joven poeta relata la inolvidable historia de su desgarradora migración hacia Estados Unidos desde El Salvador a los nueve años, considerada 'el viaje mítico de nuestra era'.» —Sandra Cisneros Viaje. Mis padres empezaron a usar esa palabra hace más o menos un año: “un día vas a hacer un viaje para estar con nosotros. Como una aventura”. La aventura de Javier es una travesía de tres mil millas desde su pequeño pueblo en El Salvador, a través de Guatemala y México, hacia la... continue


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Un día en la vida by Manlio Argueta, Manlio Argueta Cañas ES

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Esta obra refleja las dramáticas condiciones sociales que afrontaban los salvadoreños en los años ochenta, bajo el asedio y la persecución política, en una interiorización de situaciones y caracteres humanos de logrado perfil narrativo. No solo es una excelente novela, sino un testimonio en donde el lenguaje y la verdad se encuentran para descubrir y mostrar la existencia de seres dolientes y, a la vez, heroicos en su desnuda anonimidad. Con esta novela, Argueta logra imponer su condición de escritor lúcido, comprometido, en la mejor l&ia... continue


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