Book List in Order: 7 titles

  • This powerful and moving historical novel is inspired by the written recollections and the memories that haunted the author’s father, Nicias Aridjis,—a captain in the Greek army, who returned from the fields of battle to Smyrna, 50 miles s...


  • “I highly recommend this extraordinary trip to the kingdom of the monarch.”―Dr. Lincoln Brower, Sweet Briar College, the world’s leading expert on the Monarch butterfly Each year, in the Mexican town of Contepec, migrating Monarch butterflie...


  • Homero Aridjis has always said that he was born twice. The first time was to his mother in April 1940 and the second time was as a poet, in January 1951. His life was distinctly cleaved in two by an accident. Before that fateful Saturday he was caref...


  • A best seller in Latin America in the 1980s, this novel of life in fifteenth-century Spain depicts a world in which both the Moors and the Jews are under attack. This is the formative period of the phenomenon known today as Crypto-Judaism, and Aridji...



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    Juan Cabezon, a Christianized Jew living in the fifteenth-century Spain of the Inquisition and the expulsion of the Jews, searches Spain for the condemned woman he loves, encountering the horror that has gripped his country...


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    Placing readers within the context of Spain one thousand years ago, an epic work finds Alfonso of Spain, a Christian, and his Muslim twin brother, Abd Allah of Cordova, struggling for control over a divided nation....