Silver, Sword, and Stone

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“Monumental, stupendous. . . . a must-read for anyone who wants to understand this hemisphere.”
~Julia Alvarez

“Meticulously researched, the book’s greatest strengths are the power of its epic narrative, the beauty of its prose and its rich portrayals of character. . . . a marvelous book.”
~The Washington Post

“A lively and learned account of Latin America, ingeniously structured.”
~The New York Times

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Bolivar (UK Edition)

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“Thrilling, authoritative and revelatory, here at last is a biography of Bolivar, the maker of South America, that catches the sheer extraordinary unique adventure and titanic scale of his life with accessible narrative and scholarly judgement.” (Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem: The Biography, Catherine the Great and Potemkin, and Young Stalin.) The Telegraph (U.K.), by Nicholas Shakespeare, July…

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Cellophane (Celofán)

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“Suntuosa, con frecuencia erótica y totalmente encantadora. Un magnífico ejemplo de la magia que un narrador talentoso puede lograr con tinta y papel”. En su impresionante debut en la ficción, Marie Arana ha creado una rica saga bulliciosa sobre una familia notable, una maravillosa invención, y una poderosa colisión entre ciencia, magia y fe. Don…

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American Chica: Dos Mundos, Una Infancia

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“Memorias en rango superior. Las habilidades de escritura de Arana elevan el libro a lirismo absoluto capítulo tras capítulo”. En la elegancia de la prosa en inglés americano de Marie Arana, uno oye el susurro persistente de su lengua paterna, el español latinoamericano. Arana, hija de un ingeniero peruano y madre norteamericana, creció perteneciendo a…

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Lima Nights (Noches Limeñas)

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(Publicado en español por Animal de Invierno, Lima, 2013) “Erótica, catastrófica… La novela de Arana de pasión tabú, trágico error de percepción y las dimensiones ocultas de la vida es tan demoledora como seductora”. Un hombre y una mujer se encuentran en un bar de tangos de mala muerte en Lima. Ella es pobre, indígena,…

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“Bolívar: American Liberator” (Bolívar: Libertador Americano)

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Basándose en una gran cantidad de documentos primarios, la novelista y periodista Marie Arana brillantemente captura la América del Sur de principios del siglo XIX y las tensiones explosivas que inspiraron al revolucionario Simón Bolívar.

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“Bolívar” is chosen as one of the top 10 books by Latinos in 2014.

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NBC-News, a major television network in the U.S., has chosen Marie Arana’s “Bolívar” as one of the top 10 books of the year in 2014. Of the ten chosen, “Bolívar” is number one, and the only biography. See more here.

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Bolívar: American Liberator

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A major work of history, Bolivar colorfully portrays a dramatic life even as it explains the rivalries and turmoil that bedeviled Bolivar’s tragic last days.

“Finally, Bolivar gets the sweeping biography he deserves. He was the greatest leader in Latin American history, and his tale is filled with lessons about leadership and passion. This book reads like a wonderful novel but is researched like a masterwork of history.” –Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

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“Bolívar” wins the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in biography

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On April 11, 2014, Marie’s “Bolívar: American Liberator” won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography. The jury’s citation read: “In this glowing and exhilarating new biography on South American liberator and hero Simón Bolívar, the judges were swayed by the muscularity of Marie Arana’s prose, the grand sweep and enthralling emotions that she…

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Video about “Bolívar: American Liberator”

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Here is a video made just after the publication of “Bolívar: American Liberator” in the offices of Simon & Schuster. There are more of Marie’s talks you can watch about Bolívar: at Politics & Prose in Washington, for example. And, the latest, at the National Book Festival on the Capital Mall.

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