i was really saddened to hear that Gabriel Garcia Marquez has now got dementia and so there wont be writing any more great novels . i recently re read Love in the time of Cholera during my visit to Cartagena, which has to be one of my all time favourite love stories. fortunately he has written so many timeless novels, you can always go back and read them again.
If you are looking for a short read, try the Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ novella ‘Memories of My Melancholy Whores’ – its a great weekend size book. Its an intriguing novella of a very old man rediscovering life and love and was his last written piece.
For a fascinating insight to the lives of young women refugees in Palestine, you must read ‘Red Tent, by Anita Diamant, the dynamic of suffering and renewed hope through friendship is the book’s main story. ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini, is another moving book, narrating the story through the characters of 2 women Mariam and Laila. There are chapters in this novel through which you will hold your breath, but the love, friendship, and spirit that grows between the characters makes this a remarkable read.