April Bestsellers

1 El código Da Vinci. Brown, Dan. (The Da Vinci Code) Spain/U.S.: Umbriel: Urano Pub. 2003. ISBN 84-9561-860-5. pap. $22.95. This translation of Brown's page-turning thriller has been a hit in Spanish reading circles here and overseas. Fiction
2 Vivir para contarla. García Márquez, Gabriel. (Living to Tell the Tale) U.S.: Vintage: Random House. 2003. ISBN 1-400-03453-1. pap. $12.95. Still selling strong in soft- and hardcover, Gabo sets his memoir against a backdrop of Colombian political strife. Non-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 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. Just picked by Oprah for her classics book club, this 1967 novel should now pick up a whole new legion of readers in Spanish and English. Fiction
5 Cuando el monstruo despierta. Collins, María Antonieta. (When the Monster Awakens) U.S.: Grijalbo: Random House Mondadori. 2003. ISBN 1-4000-8461-X. pap. $16.95. Collins's third best seller addresses the harsh topic of abuse and violence among teenagers. Non-Fiction
6 Once minutos. Coelho, Paulo. (Eleven Minutes) U.S.: Rayo: HarperCollins. 2003. ISBN 0-06-059183-8. pap. $13.95. Already a best seller worldwide, Coelho's latest inspirational novel centers on themes of sexuality. Fiction
7 Los cuatro acuerdos: Una guía práctica para 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 La dieta South Beach. Agatston, Arthur. (The South Beach Diet) U.S.: Rodale. 2004. ISBN 1-57954-946-2. pap. $17.95. This translation of the renowned cardiologist's best-selling dieting plan promises to put an end to cravings and reduce the risk of heart disease. Non-Fiction
9 Una vida con propósito. Warren, Rick. (The Purpose-Driven Life) U.S.: Vida Pub. 2003. ISBN 1-8297-3786-3. pap. $12.95. The Southern Baptist Church pastor from California has now adapted his highly successful "purpose-driven" method for Latino believers. Non-Fiction
10 Los 7 pasos para el éxito en la vida. Gómez-Bassols, Isabel. (The 7 Steps to Success in Life) U.S.: UnicaLibros. 2003. ISBN 0-9721605-3-1. pap. $14.95. In a follow-up to her best seller on finding success in love, the host of Radio Unica presents the seven essential steps to achieving success in life. Non-Fiction