August Bestsellers

1 Vivir para contarla. García Márquez, Gabriel. (To Live to Tell the Tale) U.S.: Knopf: Random House. 2002. ISBN 0-4000-4106-6. $25. Still selling strong, Gabo's best-selling memoir has been at number one since its release in November.
2 El alquimista: Una fábula para seguir tus sueños.Coelho, Paulo. (The Alchemist: A Fable about Following Your Dreams) U.S.: Rayo: HarperCollins. 2002. ISBN 0-06-251140-8. pap. $12.95. A cult figure for U.S. Latinos, internationally best-selling New Age author Coelho is likely to stay on the charts and inspire for a long time.
3 Los 7 pasos para el éxito en el amor. Gómez-Bassols, Isabel. (The Seven Steps to Success in Love) U.S.: Unica Libros. 2002. ISBN 0-9721605-0-7. pap. $14.95. The host of Radio Unica, the largest Spanish-language talk radio network in the U.S., presents the seven essential steps to achieving success in love.
4 Mi país inventado: Un paseo nostálgico por Chile. Allende, Isabel. (My Imagined Country: A Nostalgic Stroll Through Chile) U.S.: Rayo: HarperCollins. 2003. ISBN 0-06-054565-8. $23.95. Celebrated novelist Allende invites readers into her heart and mind in this nostalgic amble through her native Chile.
5 Cien años de soledad. García Márquez, Gabriel. (One Hundred Years of Solitude) Spain: Ediciones Cátedra: Anaya. 1994. ISBN 84-376-0494-X. pap. $12.95. This classic of all classics by the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author is considered essential reading for those learning Spanish.
6 El club social de las chicas temerarias.Valdés-Rodríguez, Alisa. (The Dirty Girls Social Club) U.S.: St. Martin's Pr. 2003 ISBN 0-312-31812-X. pap. $13.95. This, the Spanish translation of the much-talked about debut novel about six very sassy Latinas crept to #20 on the Times list in its original English.
7 Atravesando Fronteras. Ramos, Jorge. (No Borders) U.S.: Rayo: HarperCollins. 2002 ISBN 0-06-0505-095. $14.95. Ramos's candid memoir about his life in journalism and as a Mexican immigrant in the United States still stands strong.
8 Como agua para chocolate. Esquivel, Laura. (Like Water for Chocolate) U.S. Anchor: Random House. 2001. ISBN 0-3857-2123-4. pap. $12.95. Miramax's 1993 film catapulted Esquivel's romantic romp about the aphrodisiac qualities of Mexican food into an industry best seller.
9 Arco Master the GED en Español, 2003. (Master the GED en Español) U.S.: Arco Pub. 2002.ISBN 0-7689-1002-1. pap. $16.95. No surprise to find this title on the list: New immigrants and U.S. Latino high school dropouts need to pass the GED to enter the job market.
10 Dietas y recetas de María Antonieta. Collins, María Antonieta. (María Antonieta's Diets and Recipes) Mexico: Grijalbo: Random House Mondadori. 2001. ISBN 970-05-1355-6. pap. $15.95. Univision's Collins dropped many pounds before her public's eyes. She reveals her secrets in this self-help book for the busy woman.