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49 popular mexican 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 North America Challenge" were written by authors from Mexico. 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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A Silent Fury : The El Bordo Mine Fire by Yuri Herrera EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Mine fire industrial disaster nonfiction: from the author of Signs Preceding The End of The World

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Arrecife by Juan Villoro ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Un centro turístico caribeño especializado en secuestros falsos de cárteles es el lugar donde se desarrolla el profundo y satírico misterio del asesinato de Villoro. En medio de escenificaciones de guerra de guerrillas, rumores de abejas asesinas y actividad de cárteles invasores, el ex rockero en recuperación Tony Góngora intenta resolver el misterio del asesinato de un buzo estadounidense. Mientras intenta reconstruir los acontecimientos del crimen, Tony descubre sus propios recuerdos extraños y esclarecedores: de una infancia sin padr... continue

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Aura by Carlos Fuentes ES

Rating: 4     2 Votes
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"Lees ese anuncio: una oferta de esa naturaleza no se hace todos los días. Lees y relees el aviso. Parece dirigido a ti, a nadie más": asícomienza Aura, novela hechizante, donde lo verdadero es lo imposible, donde el amor a la vez sacrifica y devuelve la vida, y la inmortalidad tiene un precio que algunos están dispuestos a pagar.Pocos textos en la literatura mexicana de imaginación tienen la belleza y la expresividad de este relato en que los procedimientos de la ficción están llevados a sus últimas consecuencias. Las imágenes del sueño alteran la realidad o la realidad se ve contaminada por ... continue

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Borderlands : The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity.Borderlands / La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition features a new introduction by scholars Norma Cantú (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Aída Hurtado (Universit... continue

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El testigo by Juan Villoro ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Description:
Julio Valdivieso, intelectual mexicano emigrado a Europa, vuelve a su país después de una larga ausencia. El PRI ha perdido al fin las elecciones y se inicia un peculiar período de transición. Julio vuelve a ese tiempo extraño de los regresos, donde se reencuentra con lo que pudo ser. En ese retorno extático y terrible se enfrenta a las claves de un amor perdido, la leyenda viva del poeta Ramón López Velarde, un episodio de la guerra cristera que depende de su propio nombre. En un singular rito de paso, regresa a una Ítaca azotada por el crimen organizado, la política entendida como conspiraci... continue

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Empty Houses by Brenda Navarro EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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Daniel disappeared three months, two days and eight hours after his birthday. He was three. He was my son. Empty Houses unfolds in the aftermath of a child's disappearance. His mother is distraught. As her life begins to unravel, she is haunted by his absence but also by her own ambivalence: did she even want him in the first place? In a working-class neighbourhood on the other side of Mexico City another woman protects her stolen child. After longing desperately to be a mother, her life is violently altered by its reality. Alternating between these two contrasting voices, Empty Hou... continue

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Fiesta en la madriguera by Juan Pablo Villalobos ES

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A Tochtli le gustan los sombreros, los diccionarios, los samuráis, las guillotinas y los franceses. Pero Tochtli es un niño y ahora lo que quiere es un nuevo animal para su zoológico privado: un hipopótamo enano de Liberia. Su padre, Yolcaut, un narcotraficante en la cúspide del poder, está dispuesto a cumplir todos sus caprichos. No importa que se trate de un animal exótico en peligro de extinción. Porque Yolcaut siempre puede. Tochtli vive en un palacio. Una madriguera recubierta de oro en la que convive con trece o quizá catorce... continue

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Gedichte by Octavio Paz DE

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Belletristik : Mexiko/Indien/England ; Lyrik.

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Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia EN

Rating: 3     3 Votes
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The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore. “A spellbinding fairy tale rooted in Mexican mythology . . . Gods of Jade and Shadow is a magical fairy tale about identity, freedom, and love, and it's like nothing you've read before.”—Bustle NEBULA AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Tordotcom • The New York Public Library • BookRiot The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any ... continue
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Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor ES

Rating: 4     4 Votes
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The English-language debut of one of the most thrilling and accomplished young Mexican writers Longlisted for the National Book Award Shortlisted for the Booker Prize Winner of the Internationaler Literaturpreis New York Public Library Best Books of 2020 Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2020


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