October Bestsellers

1 Vivir para contarla. García Márquez, Gabriel. (Living 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 stayed at number one since its release last November. Non-Fiction
2 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. Fiction
3 El alquimista: Una fábula para seguir tus sueños. Coelho, Paulo., (The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream), U.S.: Rayo: HarperCollins. 2002. ISBN 0-06-251140-8. pap. $12.95. A cult figure for U.S. Latinos, international best-selling New Age author Coelho is likely to stay on the charts and inspire for a long time. Fiction
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 Isabel Allende invites readers into her heart and mind in this nostalgic amble through her native Chile. Non-Fiction
5 El paraíso en la otra esquina. Vargas Llosa, Mario. (Paradise in the Other Corner) Spain/U.S.: Alfaguara: Santillana. 2003. ISBN 84-204-6557-7. pap. $19.95. Acclaimed Peruvian author Vargas Llosa hits the list again with a new novel that imagines the life of painter Paul Gauguin and his determined grandmother. Fiction
6 La casa en Mango Street. Cisneros, Sandra. (The House on Mango Street) U.S.: Vintage Español: Random House. 1994. ISBN 0-679-75526-8. pap. $14.95. Cisneros's first novel remains a coming-of-age Latino classic and a favorite for One City/One Book programs and book clubs. Fiction
7 Los cuatro acuerdos: Una guía práctica para la libertad personal. Ruiz, Miguel. (The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom) U.S. Amber-Allen Pub. 1999. ISBN 1-878424-36-X. pap. $10.95. This self-help title became a huge best seller when Oprah touted Ruiz on her show in 1999. Non-Fiction
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. Fiction
9 Arco Master the GED en Español, 2003. (8th Rev. Ed.) (Master the GED en Español) U.S.: Arco Pub. 2002. ISBN 0-7689-0744-6. pap. $16.95. No surprise to find this latest title again on the list: New immigrants and U.S. Latino high school drop-outs need the GED to enter the job market. Non-Fiction
10 El amor en los tiempos del cólera. García Márquez, Gabriel (Love in the Time of Cholera) U.S.: Penguin. 1996. ISBN 0-1402-5578-8. pap. $10.95. Arguably better than One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabo's classic romance about a 50-plus year courtship continues to delight. Fiction