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No One Writes to the Colonel, and Other Stories | [Gabriel García Márquez]

No One Writes to the Colonel, and Other Stories

Written with compassionate realism and wit, the stories in this mesmerizing collection depict the disparities of town and village life in South America, of the frightfully poor and outrageously rich, of memories and illusions, and of lost opportunities and present joys. Stories include "No One Writes to the Colonel", "Tuesday Siesta", "One of These Days", "There Are No Thieves in This Town", "Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon", "Montiel's Widow", "One Day After Saturday", "Artificial Roses", and "Big Mama's Funeral".
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Publisher's Summary

From the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, a series of short stories told in "spare, unpretentious…picturesque prose" (Library Journal).

Written with compassionate realism and wit, the stories in this mesmerizing collection depict the disparities of town and village life in South America, of the frightfully poor and outrageously rich, of memories and illusions, and of lost opportunities and present joys. Stories include "No One Writes to the Colonel", "Tuesday Siesta", "One of These Days", "There Are No Thieves in This Town", "Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon", "Montiel's Widow", "One Day After Saturday", "Artificial Roses", and "Big Mama's Funeral".

©1968 Gabriel García Márquez (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Bloo Florida 07-08-14
    Bloo Florida 07-08-14 Member Since 2014

    I'm a teacher in Florida who loves to listen to books whenever possible! I enjoy listening to classics in audiobook format. Happy reading!

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    What made the experience of listening to No One Writes to the Colonel, and Other Stories the most enjoyable?

    The stories were short and enjoyable, and some of them tied into other GGM works (particularly One Hundred Years of Solitude).


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rebeca Buendia, a carryover from One Hundred Years of Solitude, because I liked hearing from her again.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Gotta go with Rebeca again.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were plenty of parts that made me laugh!


    Any additional comments?

    Fun short stories!

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