This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read.
Living to Tell the Tale is part one of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s autobiography. While I have yet to read all of his novels, or even many of his novels, I’ve enjoyed his short stories and Chronicle of a Death Foretold, and I’m always interested to learn more about prolific/respected authors to see how they accomplished that. Definitely excited to read this at some point.
Title: Living to Tell the Tale
Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Paperback: 533 pages
Summary (taken from Goodreads):
No writer of his time exerted the magical appeal of Gabriel García Márquez. In this long-awaited autobiography, the great Nobel laureate tells the story of his life from his birth in1927 to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to his wife. The result is as spectacular as his finest fiction.
Here is García Márquez’s shimmering evocation of his childhood home of Aracataca, the basis of the fictional Macondo. Here are the members of his ebulliently eccentric family. Here are the forces that turned him into a writer. Warm, revealing, abounding in images so vivid that we seem to be remembering them ourselves, Living to Tell the Tale is a work of enchantment.
What’s on your wishlist?