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Subject: Recommendation?
Date Posted: 8/4/2007 10:59 AM ET
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My hf has generally stuck to British/Russian/other European topics.  Does anyone know of any or has liked anything set in the times of the Incans or Mayans?  I know very little about these cultures and find reading regular non-fiction too dry for tastes.  I thrive on dialogue!  Anthing else set in South America, Mexico, Central America?

Date Posted: 8/4/2007 3:19 PM ET
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Feathered Serpent by Colin Falconer is set in Mexico. It's about an Aztec woman, Malinali and Cortes. I haven't read this one, but I enjoyed his book When We Were Gods so I imagine he'd do pretty good with this one too.

Santa Evita by Tomas Eloy Martinez is set in Argentina and is about Eva Peron. It was a good read, I enjoyed it.

Gosh, I can't think of anything else right now.

Date Posted: 8/4/2007 4:10 PM ET
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Thank you , Valli, I had never heard of Colin Falconer before....just put a couple of his on my wl now!

Date Posted: 8/4/2007 8:38 PM ET
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Gary Jennings wrote a trilogy about the Aztecs. I haven't read these books, but they look interesting.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780380558896-Aztec

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 10:47 AM ET
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Michelle,

I just ordered this book and it sounds like something you'd be interested in.

Night of Sorrows: A Novel
Author:
Frances Sherwood
ISBN-13: 9780393329742
ISBN-10: 0393329747
Book Type: Paperback
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Publication Date: 2007-04-16

If you want it, I'd be happy to send it to you next.

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 12:37 PM ET
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That sounds GREAT, Valli!  Just put it on my wl!

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 6:55 PM ET
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I really think it will be great! I read her book, The Book of Splendor, and really enjoyed it. I didn't know this author had a new book out, but I'm glad I saw this one.

I'll make a point of reading it when it gets here instead of adding it to the TBR pile so I can get it sent on to you soon.

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 9:37 PM ET
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I just put Night of Sorrows: A Novel Author: Frances Sherwood on my wishlist too.