A novel of Argentina's Dirty War
March 23, 1976. Berta watches as her lover, Atilio, a union organizer, is thrown from a window to his death on the sidewalk below. The next day, Colonel Jorge Rafael Videla stages a coup d'etat and a military dictatorship takes control of Argentina. Though never a part of Atilio's union efforts, Berta is on a list to be "disappeared" and flees to relatives in the countryside. There she becomes part of the family she knows only from old photographs: Aunt Avelina, who blasts records from an old player; Uncle Nepomuceno, who watches slugs slither in the garden every afternoon; and Uncle Javier, who sits in his tiny grocery store day and night. When Berta learns that government officials are still looking for her, she realizes she must run even further to save her life.
Gloria Lise describes a terrifying period in her nation's history with a touch that is light yet penetrating. A powerful portrait of Argentinians caught up in traumas that have haunted the country ever since.
Gloria Lise is a lawyer, professor, and accomplished musician. She was fifteen years old in 1976 when a coup d'etat overthrew the elected government of Isabel Martinez de Peron.
by Gloria Lis̩
This portrait of 16 years of struggle couldn’t be more timely, with the release from US prisons of Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, and Antonio Guerrero, joining Fernando González and René González on Cuban soil. The five revolutionaries were framed up in 1998 on "conspiracy" charges. Their alleged crimes? Gathering information on Cuban American groups that have long carried out murderous attacks on the Cuban Revolution and its supporters.
Guerrero’s 16 watercolors, along with his words and those of his four compañeros, convey the dignity, strength, humanity—and humor—of these unbowed soldiers, who’ve become the face of the Cuban Revolution the world over. Their freedom was won by a hard-fought international campaign. The jury of millions has spoken. The Cuban Five are free!
Bilingual edition English and Spanish; introduction; reproductions of color paintings.
Este retrato de 16 años de lucha no podría ser más oportuno con la excarcelación por Washington de Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, y Antonio Guerrero, que se han unido a Fernando González y René González en suelo cubano. Los cinco revolucionarios fueron arrestados en 1998 bajo cargos fabricados de “conspiración”. ¿Su supuesto delito? Recoger información sobre grupos cubano-americanos que por muchos años han realizado ataques mortíferos contra la Revolución Cubana y sus partidarios.
Las 16 acuarelas de Guerrero, junto con las palabras suyas y las de sus cuatro compañeros, transmiten la dignidad, fortaleza, humanidad y sentido de humor de estos soldados indoblegables, que se han convertido en el rostro de la Revolución Cubana por todo el mundo. Su libertad se ganó tras la una ardua campaña internacional. El jurado de millones se ha pronunciado. ¡Los Cinco Cubanos están libres!
Bilingüe, en inglés y español.
**Book is in Spanish**
Transform your life. Rewrite your destiny. In his most personal novel to date, internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth, his only real option is to begin again - to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the landscapes around him. Setting off to Africa, and then to Europe and Asia via the Trans-Siberian railroad, he initiates a journey to revitalize his energy and passion. Even so, he never expects to meet Hilal. A gifted young violinist, she is the woman Paulo loved five hundred years before - and the woman he betrayed in an act of cowardice so far-reaching that it prevents him from finding real happiness in this life. Together they will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, traveling a path that teaches love, forgiveness, and the courage to overcome life's inevitable challenges. Beautiful and inspiring, Aleph invites us to consider the meaning of our own personal journeys.
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