Dec 9, 2012 · 2:00 PM
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This month's book is Noticia de un secuestro by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
We'll read the first half of the book this month and discuss the book in its entirety in January.
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Plaza y Janes (February 7, 2006)
- Language: Spanish
Editorial Reviews-From Library Journal: In a departure from his Nobel prize-winning fiction, Garcia Marquez examines the November 7, 1990, abduction of well-known Colombian journalist Maruja Pachon and her sister-in-law by the "Extraditables," drug traffickers belonging to the Medellin Cartel. Among others kidnapped were the daughter of an ex-president of Colombia and the son of the owner of El Tiempo, Colombia's most important newspaper. The kidnappings were meant to force the government to take a stand against the extradition of drug traffickers to the United States. What ensues is a passionate account of the harrowing experiences suffered by the victims and the negotiations undertaken by Pachon's husband, Alberto Villamizar.