One Hundred Years of Solitude
January 29, 2013
Are you stressed, tired, and in need of a getaway? Does One Hundred Years of Solitude sound like the perfect vacation? Then step back from your stress and pick up a copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's classic today. It may not qualify as a genuine vacation, but reading a good book can surely "take you away" from it all!
Praised as the best Latin American novel of its era, One Hundred Years of Solitude traces the rise and fall of the Buendia family in the imaginary town of Macondo. In 1970, it was the first work published in Spanish to become a U.S. Bestseller. Oprah says:
"Read One Hundred Years of Solitude because of its passion. . . It’s a book where a lot happens and what happens will move you. You’ll find your blood boils and your stomach flips from all the love, compassion, conflict, heartbreak, beauty, stubbornness, despair, humor, simplicity, complexity, intellect, and prophecy. One Hundred Years of Solitude will inspire you to connect with your family, love more deeply, and dream bigger and find deeper truths within yourself."
Wow! What a vacation! Everyone at work will wonder where you got recharged.
If you’re like me, you like to share what you’ve read with others. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes hard to find people with similar tastes to share books with. The members of Masterpiece Book Club understand your plight and encourage you to come share your insights.
Once again, a national holiday is causing a change from our usual meeting date. Due to Presidents’ Day, we will meet to discuss One Hundred Years of Solitude on Monday, February 11th at 7 p.m. at the North Independence Branch. Hope to see you there!
In case you like to read ahead, in March we will be discussing The Good Earth by Pearl Buck.
North Independence Branch
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