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Alfaguara (Firm)

Works: 78 works in 89 publications in 2 languages and 3,502 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Novels  History  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Political fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Classifications: PZ7.C6837, FIC
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Most widely held works about Alfaguara (Firm)
Most widely held works by Alfaguara (Firm)
The neighborhood : a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La idea de esta novela comenzó con una imagen de dos señoras amigas que de pronto una noche, de una manera impensada para ambas, viven una situación erótica. Luego se fue convirtiendo en una historia policial, casi un thriller, y el thriller se fue transformando en una especie de mural de la sociedad peruana en los últimos meses o semanas de la dictadura de Fujimori y Montesinos. Me gustó la idea de que la historia se llamase Cinco esquinas como un barrio que, de alguna manera, es emblemático de Lima, de Perú y también de la época en la que está situada la historia."--
El mundo de afuera by Jorge Franco-Ramos( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El mundo de afuera (The Outside World) takes place in Medellín. There, time is wrapped in a mist, and voices seem like whistles that get lost among tree branches. A castle-like structure stands watch in the overgrown outskirts of the city, and a blond girl runs out the door. Eyes watch, captivated by this unusual presence, and the girl disappears into the forest. It is 1971, and this girl's father, don Diego, has been kidnapped. El Mono is the leader of the crime ring, whose intention is to demand a million-dollar ransom from the family. El Mono has reasons aside from economics to kidnap don Diego: a romantic obsession with the man's daughter, Isolda, a blonde princess whose father, a devotee of Wagner's operas, has kept her locked in the "castle" to preserve her purity and avoid sullying her with the crude outside world that surrounds them. Don Diego, a Germanophile, is married to Dita, a German woman who left Nazi Berlin to live in the replica of La Rouchefoucauld castle that her husband has built in Medellín. Since she was little, Isolda has escaped into the woods, where she played with imaginary rabbits, while El Mono would watch her, hidden in the trees. Short and uncomplicated, this novel about love and death is both poetic and vivid, with a masterful use of tension, incorporation of cinematographic techniques such as flashback and parallel narration, and the echoes of both folkloric tales and news blotters
El arte de la resurrección by Hernán Rivera Letelier( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chilean desert, punished by the sun, is the hostile environment in which the enlightened hermit, better known as the Christ of Elqui, creates commotion among the locals with his saintly preaching
Pecado by Laura Restrepo( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As though taken from Bosch's paintings, several offenders display their crimes in the pages of Sin: a killer, an adulterer, a butcher, an incestuous couple, an indifferent woman, an executioner, and a voyeur, as well as the shadow of the heavy-handed monarch himself. They must all appear before the only judge who can pardon them: the reader. The protagonists of these tales exist independently, but nevertheless make up an entity, like the arcana in a tarot deck. One common thread unites them: they have all committed atrocious crimes, but their lives are marked by what we call evil. To what point are they guilty? Laura Restrepo investigates the dense moral complexity of sins through this original fresco that is unsettling, revealing, and terrifying, but somehow also sweetly human
The shape of the ruins : a novel by Juan Gabriel Vásquez( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2014, a man is apprehended at a museum in Bogotá trying to steal the suit that an assassinated politician wore on the day of his death. What is behind--and what is the link between--the 1914 attacks against Colombian senator Rafael Uribe Uribe--who would inspire García Márquez to create Aureliano Buendía from One Hundred Years of Solitude, the leader of the Liberal Party Jorge Eliecer Gaitán--whose death in 1948 would blow up the history of Colombia, and JFK in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963? Carlos Carballo, the protagonist of this story, is a man obsessed with the past who looks for signs and clues to unravel history's secrets and lies. What happens if you look at all these crimes together? Is it possible that they might hold an answer? Juan Gabriel Vásquez, the author-narrator of the novel, had a strange privilege: to hold in his hands the mortal remains of those two politicians whose assassinations affected the 20th century in Colombia. This novel stems from that moment in his life. Those are the ruins described in the title. This is a tale about criminal investigations, but also about the relationship that we establish with the past and with political conspiracies, both real and imaginary. Why do they fascinate us? Why do we insist on searching for hidden culprits in the violent acts that have impacted our history? How do we inherit them even if they happened before we were born? By including himself as a narrator in a fiction work, Vásquez uses events in his own life--from the births of his daughters to the way that he came to hold the remains of two murdered men--to reflect about these topics
Diez mujeres by Marcela Serrano( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine women, who are very different and who have never seen each other, share their life stories. Natasha, a therapist, has decided to bring them together since she is convinced that wounds begin to heal when the chains of silence are broken. Regardless of origin, social class, age or profession, all of them carry the weight of fear, loneliness, desire and insecurity
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregor descubre que su hermana Boots ha sido raptada y conducida otra vez a las Tierras Bajas. Gregor debe rescatarla y proteger a la sociedad de Regalia de la amenaza de las ratas gigantes
Una suerte pequeña by Claudia Piñeiro( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Después de veinte años una mujer vuelve a la Argentina, de donde partió escapando de una desgracia. Pero la que regresa es otra: no luce igual, su voz es diferente. Ni siquiera lleva el mismo nombre. ¿La reconocerán quienes la conocieron entonces? ¿La reconocerá él? Mary Lohan, Marilé Lauría o María Elena Pujol --la que es, la que fue, la que había sido alguna vez-- vuelve al suburbio de Buenos Aires donde formó una familia y vivió hasta que decidió huir. Aún no termina de entender por qué aceptó regresar al pasado que se había propuesto olvidar para siempre. Pero a medida que lo comprenda, entre encuentros esperados y revelaciones inesperadas, entenderá también que a veces la vida no es ni destino ni casualidad: tal vez su regreso no sea otra cosa que una suerte pequeña. Claudia Piñeiro sorprende y cautiva con esta novela aguda y conmovedora donde la realidad y la intimidad tejen la cerrada urdimbre en que el lector queda atrapado una vez más
Manual para mujeres de la limpieza by Lucia Berlin( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual para mujeres de la limpieza reúne los mejores textos de la legendaria escritora de relatos Lucia Berlin, uno de los secretos mejor guardados de la literatura estadounidense. Con su inigualable toque de humor y melancolía, Berlin crea verdaderos milagros con episodios del día a día. Las mujeres de sus cuentos están desorientadas pero, al mismo tiempo, son fuertes, inteligentes y, sobre todo, extraordinariamente reales. Son autoestopistas, duras trabajadoras, malas cristianas. Ríen, lloran, beben. Sobreviven en un mundo de jockeys, doctores y telefonistas con un ingenio propio de Lorrie Moore y la agudeza de Raymond Carver
Tres novelas exóticas by Rodrigo Rey Rosa( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey to the heart of human nature through three short masterpieces. "Novels written by Guatemalans are, by definition, exotic. Guatemalan novels set in the jungles of Petén, in North Africa, or in the south of India might not have the charm of strangeness, but strictly speaking, they should be called 'exotic, '" declares the author in the introduction to this memorable volume
Inglés móvil : el inglés que va contigo, a toda hora, en todo lugar( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Si eres de los que quiere aprender inglés sin tener que memorizar aburridos y largos manuales, éste es el curso que estabas buscando. O si eres de los que están todo el día ocupados y has de aprender "en moviemiento", en tu auto o haciendo cualquier otra actividad, Inglés Móvil es la solución que va contigo"--Container
La mujer del novelista by Eloy Urroz( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A happy family spends a year in the south of France; the wife, however, suspect that this is the end of her marriage when she secretly reads the novel her husband is writing. The life is tells is perilously close to reality: the same marital disputes, the same friends through the years and even the ghostly appearance of Gloria, an old love of her husband she thought was buried long before. The questions are raised: Does Lourdes live in a novel or a falsely interpreted fictional reality?, Who are the real members of this family?, Is anyone else willing to tell a truth contrary to that of novelist?, Are Lourdes and husband characters while Eugene and Gloria live happily in France?, does the novelist confuse reality with fiction? Interwoven with the marital history, we view the novelist and his generation. What became of them thirty years later? Who triumphed, who is happy? What books were written, which have been forgotten?
Summa de Maqroll el Gaviero : poesía reunida 1947-2003 by Álvaro Mutis( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las lágrimas de San Lorenzo by Julio Llamazares( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un profesor de universidad que ha rodado por Europa como una bola del desierto sin echar raíces en ningún lugar, regresa a Ibiza, donde pasó sus mejores años de joven, para asistir junto con su hijo, del que vive separado hace ya tiempo, a la lluvia de estrellas de la mágica noche de San Lorenzo. La contemplación del cielo, el olor del campo y del mar y el recuerdo de los días pasados desatan en él la melancolía, pero también la imaginación."--Back cover
La pena máxima by Santiago Roncagliolo( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un sobrecogedor thriller politico, una reflexión sobre los largos tentáculos del pasado y sobre la imposibilidad de ser inocentes de la barbarie
Landline by Rainbow Rowell( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell's Landline, Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it's been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply -- but that almost seems besides the point now. Maybe that was always besides the point. Two days before they're supposed to visit Neal's family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can't go. She's a TV writer, and something's come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her -- Neal is always a little upset with Georgie -- but she doesn't expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her. When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she's finally done it. If she's ruined everything. That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It's not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she's been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts. Is that what she's supposed to do? Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?"--
La vérité sur l'affaire Harry Quebert : roman by Joël Dicker( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quién mató a Nola Kellergan es la gran incógnita a desvelar en este "thriller" incomparable cuya experiencia de lectura escapa a cualquier tentativa de descripción. Intentémoslo: una gran novela policiaca y romántica a tres tiempos : 1975, 1998 y 2008, acerca del asesinato de una joven de quince años en la pequeña ciudad de Aurora, en New Hampshire. En 2008, Marcus Goldman, un joven escritor, visita a su mentor, Harry Quebert, autor de una aclamada novela, y descubre que éste tuvo una relación secreta con Nola Kellergan. Poco después, Harry es arrestado, acusado de asesinato, al encontrarse el cadáver de Nola enterrado en su jardín. Marcus comienza a investigar y a escribir un libro sobre el caso. Mientras intenta demostrar la inocencia de Harry, una trama de secretos sale a la luz. La verdad sólo llega al final de un largo, intrincado y apasionante recorrido." -- cover
La ciudad de los minotauros by Carol Zardetto( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York is benevolent. It's enough to just surrender. Resign to its current of perpetual movement. Let yourself take pleasure in its boundless offer. In the middle of its intense glow, I stop seeming like myself, and that... is the best amulet against death." New York, like all mega-cities, promotes and facilitates. It is the great prostitute who opens appetites. An apartment without borders and a miniscule bookstore in the East Village are the settings that offer Felipe two paths of discovery: toward an inscrutable woman and toward the history of an Ixil native whose cultural difference challenges him. In the labyrinth of discoveries, in the hidden corners of desire, he finds his own salvation... and a reason to return to Guatemala. Skillfully narrated, Carol Zardetto sets forth a complex novel with a cosmopolitan and multicultural touch. It is an impressive, moving, and difficult story of heartbreak. In a surprising way, the deepest side of Guatemala surfaces there, in the middle of the great metropolis, as a reflection of what it means to be contemporary
Cuentos completos by Elena Garro( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luego de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, la literatura mexicana fue un yermo hasta bien entrado el siglo xix, y aun entonces siguió siéndolo en cuanto a obra creada por mujeres & hasta que llegó Elena Garro. Así de grande es la autora de La semana de colores, Andamos huyendo Lola, El accidente y otros cuentos & Este volumen reúne todos sus cuentos más dos piezas inéditas, con prólogo de Geney Beltrán Félix
El último Dickens by Matthew Pearl( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston, 1870. When news of Charles Dickens's untimely death reaches the office of his struggling American publisher, Fields & Osgood, partner James Osgood sends Daniel Sand to take possession of the unfinished novel. When Sand is killed, Osgood and Rebecca Sand journey to England determined to recover the manuscript and stop a murderous mastermind
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El arte de la resurrección
Gregor and the Prophecy of BaneInglés móvil : el inglés que va contigo, a toda hora, en todo lugarSumma de Maqroll el Gaviero : poesía reunida 1947-2003El último Dickens
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