The Island of the Lost Tree, by Elif Shafak

The Island of the Lost Tree novel

Every tree has its fruit. From the apple tree with its ancient temptations, enough to throw us out of paradise, to the common fig tree with its uncommon fruits loaded with symbolism between the erotic and the sacred, depending on how you look at it and, above all, depending on who is looking at it... A story in the …

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3 best Anne Tyler books

Anne Tyler Books

The everyday is a common space for every human being. From the inside doors of each house, stripped of the disguise of the moment, the characters that we are become the most certain of existence. And Anne Tyler dedicates her work to that kind of fuller introspection, which ...

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Mr. Wilder and I by Jonathan Coe

Mr. Wilder and I novel

Looking for a story that addresses this universe that is unfolding in nascent human relationships, Jonathan Coe deals for his part in the exquisiteness of the most introspective details. That yes, Coe cannot abandon that detailed preciousness that contextualizes with the most complete descriptions. From …

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The dance and the fire, by Daniel Saldaña

The dance and the fire

Reunions can be as bitter as second chances in love. Old friends strive to regain a space that no longer exists to do things that no longer belong. Not for anything in particular, just because deep down they do not satisfy, but simply seek ...

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Distant Parents, by Marina Jarre

Novel The Distant Parents

There was a time when Europe was an uncomfortable world to be born in, where children came into the world amidst nostalgia, uprooting, alienation and even the fear of their parents. Today the matter has shifted to other parts of the planet. The question is to take that view ...

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Heaven Above the Roof, by Nathacha Appanah

Novel "The sky on the roof"

Who else who least released a tear with Marco's adventures in search of his mother. This time the age of the protagonist, Lobo, would bring him closer to a Holden Caulfield (yes, Salinger's famous nihilistic teenager). And the thing is that also the figure of the mother ...

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Seven Tuesday, by El Chojin

Novel Seven Seas by El Chojin

Every story needs two parts if it is to find a kind of synthesis, which is what it is about in any framework that ventures into the territory of emotional mimicry. It is not a question of highlighting this type of dual narratives in front of the first person. Because also ...

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Missing, by Alberto Fuguet

Missing, by Alberto Fuguet

There are times when language accompanies a story with the most precise lightness. Because searching for a disappeared person does not require lyrical or artifice. Narrative sobriety makes this path to personal reunion a composition of verisimilitude and proximity to bring us closer to all ...

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Different, by Eloy Moreno

Different, by Eloy Moreno

Fine-tuning in the reading, currently a certain narrative harmony is discovered between Eloy Moreno and Albert Espinosa. Because both draw their novels with that stamp of the authentic around the stridency of living and their unsuspected final symphonies of the most fascinating. It would be something like that, while ...

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The widow, by José Saramago

The widow, by José Saramago

The great writers like Saramago are the ones who keep their works current at all times. Because when a work contains that humanity distilled into literary alchemy, the sublimation of existence is achieved. The topic of the transcendence of an artistic or literary legacy then reaches that true relevance ...

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