June Meet-up: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Please join me in June when we read a work by Gabriel Garcia Marquez who has recently passed.  Hope to see you then!  Carissa 

 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez- One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

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  • Carissa

    Thanks for coming out tonight everyone! Lively discussion on a book I will definitely re-read at some point!

    2 · June 24

    • Andrea P.

      I appreciated having to read this for the first time. Started out easy and then not as easy to finish. Enjoyed everyone's comments -- good and bad.

      1 · June 24

  • Jeni

    Got stuck at work :( On my way! Late though...

    June 24

  • Melissa O.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow night! I may be a few minutes late depending on traffic but will be there for sure!

    1 · June 23

  • Robin

    Arghh. Tonight's meeting just got moved to tomorrow night.

    June 23

  • Mo

    As a fan of both magical realism and Gabriel Garcia Marquez I'm so excited!

    1 · May 3

    • Jacobine H.

      Hi Carissa, so sorry, wn't be able to make it this time. Will be out of town.

      June 18

    • Carissa

      Please update your RSVP Jacobine. See you next time!

      June 18

  • Andrea P.

    Loving this book!! Perfect summer read!!

    2 · June 14

    • Carissa

      I'm going back and forth. Sometimes I find myself highly entertained and others I have to ask myself, what was he thinking!

      June 17

    • Jeni

      Really enjoying the silliness this time through :)

      1 · June 18

  • Brittany

    I've already read this one, so I'll give my spot up to someone who hasn't! It'd be awesome if we read one of his other ones next time (but not Love in the Time of Cholera cause I've read that too:)

    May 3

    • Janelle B

      Have you read "Autumn of the Patriarch"? That book is…something else.

      1 · June 17

  • Erika

    Argh...I already know I won't be able to finish the book in time. BUT I will get a head start on "A Fine Balance" for next month!

    2 · June 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hoping to slip in sometime soon! You have wonderful reads!

    May 19

  • Jeni

    Looking very forward to this! The story gets richer each time I read it!

    2 · May 1

  • Janelle B

    Oh, never mind!

    April 24, 2014

  • Janelle B

    Will this be opening a waiting list? I'd LOVE to come! :)

    April 24, 2014

  • Janelle B

    My favorite, favorite FAVORITE author of all time. I honestly cried when I heard the news. I've written about 4 different papers about him :(

    April 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    click on Vote in the Poll and then click on What would you like to read for June - that will take you to a list of several Marquez novels.

    April 23, 2014

  • Robin

    I don't see anything to vote for in the poll.

    April 23, 2014

  • Brittany

    Can I bring a +1?

    April 23, 2014

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