Gabo's Bookshelf: 'Love in the Time of Cholera'
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Love in the Time of Cholera (1988)
By Gabriel García Márquez

A masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds three people's lives together for more than 50 years. In the story of Florentino Ariza, who waits more than half a century to declare his undying love to the beautiful Fermina Daza, whom he lost to Dr. Juvenal Urbino so many years before, García Márquez has created a vividly absorbing fictional world, as lush and dazzling as a dream and as real and immediate as our own deepest longings.

Love in the Time of Cholera was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in October 2007. Get the entire reading guide and join the online discussion.

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