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A Storm hits Valparaiso

A Storm hits Valparaiso
  • Author(s): David Gaughran
  • Location(s): Buenos Aires, Lima, Mendoza
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 19th Century

In 1810, José de San Martín deserts the Spanish Army and returns home to Buenos Aires to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters. Struggling with an increasing dependence on opiates, San Martín forms a secret army of...

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Open Door

Open Door
  • Author(s): Iosi Havilio
  • Location(s): Argentina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

When her partner disappears, a young veterinary assistant drifts from the city towards Open Door, a small town in the Argentinean Pampas named after its psychiatric hospital. Embarking on a new life in the country, she finds herself living...

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The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club

The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club
  • Author(s): Jessica Morrison
  • Location(s): Buenos Aires
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

28-year-old Cassie Moore has always played it safe, living life according to a meticulously organized Master Plan. But when she loses her Perfect Job and finds her fiancé in bed with his ex on the same day, it’s clear...

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The Forget-Me-Not Sonata

The Forget-Me-Not Sonata
  • Author(s): Santa Montefiore
  • Location(s): Argentina, Buenos Aires
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

The Hurlingham Club in Buenos Aires is a little piece of England. Here Audrey Garnet grows up and loses her heart to Louis Forrester, a talented, troubled young man who sets tongues wagging with his eccentric behaviour and chequered...

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Winters in the South

Winters in the South
  • Author(s): Norbert Gstrein
  • Location(s): Argentina, Buenos Aires, Croatia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century

As ethnic tensions escalate into war, Marija returns in confusion to her native Croatia – call it a mid-life crisis. She soon takes up with a young soldier, but her age does not give her the least power over...

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Encore Valentine

Encore Valentine
  • Author(s): Adriana Trigiani
  • Location(s): Buenos Aires, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

This is the same book as Brava, Valentine. Meet the Roncalli and Angelini families, artisans of handcrafted shoes in Greenwich Village since 1903. Valentine’s dreams are dashed when her grandmother names her brother and nemesis Alfred her partner at...

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77

77
  • Author(s): Guillermo Saccomanno
  • Location(s): Buenos Aires
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Buenos Aires, 1977. In the darkest days of the Videla dictatorship, Gómez, a gay high-school literature teacher, tries to keep a low profile as one-by-one, his friends and students begin to disappear. When Esteban, one of Gómez’s favorite students,...

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A Maid of Kent

A Maid of Kent
  • Author(s): Jan Evans
  • Location(s): Argentina, The Falkland Islands, The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century

Sophie, a successful interior designer, finds herself falling for Nick, a naval pilot, but is he too scarred by events he witnessed in the Falkland Islands? Is the sensitive and down to earth Greg, a friend since childhood, the...

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Adventures of China Iron

Adventures of China Iron
  • Author(s): Gabriela Cabezón Cámara
  • Location(s): Argentina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A riotous romp taking the reader from the frontier culture of the pampas deep into indigenous territories. It charts the adventures of China Iron, Martín Fierros abandoned wife, in her travels across the pampas in a wagon with her...

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Along the Inca Road

Along the Inca Road
  • Author(s): Karin Muller
  • Location(s): Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

In its heyday, the Royal Inca Highway was an extraordinary feat of engineering. Meriting comparisons to the Great Wall of China, legend has it that the route was built not by men, but by the gods. An essential component...

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