MC Reviews: Books

What should be at the top of the stack on your nightstand? Our list of favorite reads.

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October 25, 2012 9:00 AM
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Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra

Meet the author: Zambra is hailed as one of Chile's brightest young writers. Plot notes: This book seems to be about an earthquake that affects a 9-year-old living outside of Santiago. However (spoiler alert!), then the story shifts and the reader discovers that the first part of the book is a novel written by the 30-something narrator. Reading between the lines: The novel jumps from past to present to patch together a story about a generation living under Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.