Popular South American Domestic Fiction Books

Find domestic fiction books written by authors from South America for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (4)


Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras EN

Rating: 5 (5 votes)
LibraryReads and Indie Next PickThis mesmerizing debut set in Colombia at the height of Pablo Escobar's violent reign is about a sheltered young girl and a teenage maid whose unlikely friendship threatens to undo them both. Inspired by the author's own life, Fruit of the Drunken Tree contrasts two very different, but inextricably linked, coming-of-age stories.


My Fathers' Ghost is Climbing in the Rain by Patricio Pron EN

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A young writer returns to his native Argentina to uncover a mystery surrounding his dying father's obsession with the disappearance of a local man, which he ties to the country's dark political past and his family's underground resistance activities.


Thursday Night Widows by Claudia Piñeiro EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
"An agile novel written in a language perfectly pitched for the subject matter, a ruthless dissection of a fast decaying society"—José Saramago, Nobel Prize winner The English translation of hit novel Las Viudas de Los Jueves! “Piñeiro’s clever U.S. debut.. . illuminates the hypocrisies of the country's upper classes after 9/11.”—Publishers Weekly “Piñeiro is particularly skilful at exposing the social forces undermining Argentine society, and the fragility of personal relationships. We learn the surprising truth of the three men’s death in the final chapter; the build-up to it is riveting.”—T... continue


Until August by Gabriel Garcia Marquez EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
THE EXTRAORDINARY LOST NOVEL FROM THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA AND ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE A TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Sitting alone, overlooking the still and blue lagoon, Ana Magdalena Bach surveys the men of the hotel bar. She is happily married and has no reason to escape the world she has made with her husband and children. And yet, every August, she travels here to the island where her mother is buried, and for one night takes a new lover. Amid sultry days and tropical downpours, lotharios and conmen, Ana journeys further each year into the hi... continue