Friday, February 07, 2014

Isabel Allende's 6 favorite books

Isabel Allende's new novel, Ripper, is a murder mystery that's set in San Francisco and features a teenage sleuth.

One of the author's six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

The most important Latin American novel of the 20th century. Márquez's characters seemed very familiar, and his voice sounded like my grandfather's. I realized that with a family like mine, I didn't have to invent anything to write fiction.
Read about another entry on the list.

One Hundred Years of Solitude made Sara Jonsson's list of five books to read when you can't go to sleep, Juan Gabriel Vásquez's five best list of novels about South America, Pushpinder Khaneka's list of three of the best books on Colombia, Michael Jacobs's list of the top ten Colombian stories, Simon Mason's top ten list of fictional families and Rebecca Stott's five best list of historical novels. It is one of Lynda Bellingham's six best books, Walter Mosley's five favorite books, Eric Kraft's five most important books, and James Patterson's five most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue