May Bookclub: Love in the Time of Cholera

Saturday 3 May 2014 by

I was devastated to hear of the death of Gabriel García Márquez earlier this year – he was an incredible author and his writing has shaped literature. If you haven’t read any of his books, now is your chance… and if you have, here is a chance to revisit them! I may have read it before at least 3 times, but I can’t help but pick it for May’s House of Blog Bookclub…

Love in the Time of Cholera, Book, Penguin, Gabriel García Márquez

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

Published by Penguin

It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.

Fifty-one years, nine months and four days have passed since Fermina Daza rebuffed hopeless romantic Florentino Ariza’s impassioned advances and married Dr Juvenal Urbino instead. During that half-century, Florentino has fallen into the arms of many delighted women, but has loved none but Fermina. Having sworn his eternal love to her, he lives for the day when he can court her again.

When Fermina’s husband is killed trying to retrieve his pet parrot from a mango tree, Florentino seizes his chance to declare his enduring love. But can young love find new life in the twilight of their lives?


House of Blog’s May Bookclub

If you want to get involved

1. Pick up a copy of Love in the Time of Cholera


2. Get reading

3. Tell us what you think!

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