Imagining Argentina

Magical Realism

Author: Lawrence Thornton

Imagining Argentina is set in the dark days of the late 1970’s, when thousands of Argentineans disappeared without a trace into the general’s prison cells and torture chambers. When Carlos Ruweda’s wife is suddenly taken from him, he discovers a magical gift: In waking dreams, he had clear visions of the fates of “the disappeared.” But he cannot “imagine” what has happened….Read More

11 Books Similar to Imagining Argentina

Back When We Were Grownups

Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person. The woman is Rebecca Davitch, a 53-year-old grandmother. Is she an imposter… Continue Reading Posted in: Domestic Fiction, Literary Short Stories, Maryland Baltimore, Psychological Literary Fiction


The story of Ruth, who grows up, with her sister Lucille, under the care of her grandmother, two comically fumbling great-aunts, and the transient sister of her dead mother. Housekeeping… Continue Reading Posted in: Contemporary Literary Fiction, Drama, Family Life Fiction, United States Northwestern States, Video

Oscar And Lucinda

Peter Carey's Booker Prize winning novel imagines Australia's youth, before its dynamic passions became dangerous habits. It is also a startling and unusual love story. Oscar is a young English… Continue Reading Posted in: Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Frontier And Pioneer Life, Historical Fiction, Love Stories

The Shipping News

Annie Proulx’s highly acclaimed, international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.Quoyle is a hapless, hopeless hack journalist living and working in New York. When his no-good wife is killed in a… Continue Reading Posted in: Classic American Fiction, Classic Historical Fiction, Domestic Fiction, English Fiction, United States

Brick Lane

Still in her teenage years, Nazneen finds herself in an arranged marriage with a disappointed man who is twenty years older. Away from the mud and heat of her Bangladeshi… Continue Reading Posted in: Bangladeshis, Fiction, Sisters

The Bonesetter’s Daughter

Ruth Young and her widowed mother, LuLing, have always had a tumultuous relationship. Now, before she succumbs to forgetfulness, LuLing gives Ruth some of her writings, which reveal a side… Continue Reading Posted in: Chinese American Families, Social Conditions, Social Life And Customs


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison’s Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past.Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio,… Continue Reading Posted in: African American Women, Slavery, United States

Of Love and Other Demons

"En la tercera hornacina del altar mayor, del lado del Evangelio, allí estaba la noticia. La lápida saltó en pedazos al primer golpe de la piocha, y una cabellera viva… Continue Reading Posted in: Hispanic American Literature & Fiction, Love Stories, Student Collection, Translated Short Stories, Translations Into English

Heart of Darkness

The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. What was there after all? Joy, fear,… Continue Reading Posted in: Classics, Fiction, Literature

Leave a Reply