WorldCat Identities

Lethem, Mara

Works: 42 works in 113 publications in 1 language and 5,781 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Action and adventure fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books 
Roles: Translator, Author, Performer
Classifications: PQ6656.A375, 863.64
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mara Lethem
The Paris enigma : a novel by Pablo de Santis( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arriving in Paris for their inaugural meeting during the 1889 World's Fair, an exclusive society of the world's most renowned detectives wonders at the absence of its co-founding member, who has sent a secret message about a threat to the society
My fathers' ghost is climbing in the rain by Patricio Pron( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young writer returns to his native Argentina to uncover a mystery surrounding his dying father's obsession with the disappearance of a local man, which he ties to the country's dark political past and his family's underground resistance activities
The barefoot queen : a novel by Ildefonso Falcones de Sierra( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1748, Seville: Caridad, a recently freed Cuban slave, wanders the streets of the city. Her master is dead and she has nowhere to go. When she meets Milagro Carmona - a young, rebellious gypsy - the two women are instantly inseparable. Milagros introduces Caridad to the gypsy community, an exotic fringe society that will soon bring them love and change their life forever. From the tumultuous bustle of 18th-century Seville to the theatres of Madrid, THE BAREFOOT QUEEN takes us into the murky world of tobacco smuggling and ther persecution of the gypsies
Wonderful world : a novel by Javier Calvo( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a son trying to make his father proud-- by becoming an international criminal. Set in contemporary Barcelona and made up of multiple storylines, including a fictional manuscript by Stephen King
Pandora in the Congo by Albert Sánchez Piñol( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping to free his client from a double homicide in 1914 London, Marcus Garvey's lawyer asks Tommy, a ghostwriter desperate for work, to document Marcus' horrific ordeal as the sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition
The sadness of the samurái by Víctor del Árbol( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Isabel, a Spanish aristocrat living in the pro-Nazi Spain of 1941, becomes involved in a plot to kill her Fascist husband, she finds herself betrayed by her mysterious lover. The effects of her betrayal play out in a violent struggle for power in both family and government over three generations, intertwining her story with that of a young lawyer named Maria forty years later
The highest mountain of books in the world by Rocio Bonilla( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy who wants to fly discovers the many ways that books can take him to the greatest heights
The boys by Toni Sala( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The once-bucolic Catalonian village of Vidreres has been ravaged by a harsh recession, and now two of its young men have died in a horrible car crash. As the town attends the funeral, a banker named Ernest heads to the tree where they died, trying to make sense of the tragedy. There he meets a brutish trucker, who in between Internet hookups and trips to prostitutes has taken a liking to Iona, the fiancée of one of the dead boys. Iona might be just what he needs to fix his tawdry life, but she's mixed up with an artist who makes frightening projects. Masterfully conjuring the voices of each of these four characters, Toni Sala entwines their lives and their feelings of guilt, fear, and rage over an unspeakable loss."
Macanudo No. 1 by Liniers( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Anyone can draw a cat, anyone can draw a little girl or a man with a hat, but not everyone can make that cat, that little girl and that man with a hat different from any we've ever seen before and have them become part of our world, as if we knew them personally. Liniers draws characters, and his characters are macanudos, which is to say extraordinary and awesome. And he draws them so well that they're all lovely, even the ugly ones are so perfectly ugly that they're beautiful. Loners, with a pop innocence that's sometimes a bit perverse, they move elegantly between sadness and astonishment, like anonymous actors in small B movies."--MaitenaIn Macanudo, Ricardo Liniers Siri uses crayon, ink, and watercolor with incredible skill to render an entire world that is poetic, absurd, emotionally expressive, and full of surprise. Anything and everything about our world can find its way into Macanudo, but it will have passed through Liniers's particular filter, and it thus will have become rendered funny, beautiful, and incredibly sympathetic."--
Learning to lose : a novel by David Trueba( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is Sylvia's sixteenth birthday, and her life as an adult is about to begin{u2014}not with the party she had been planning, but with a car accident and a broken leg. Behind the wheel is a talented young soccer player, just arrived from Buenos Aires and set for stardom on and off the field. As their destinies collide and a young romance is set in motion, across town, Sylvia's father and grandfather are finding their own lives suddenly derailed by a violent murder and a secret affair with a prostitute. Set against the maze of Madrid's congested and contested streets, Learning to Lose follows these four individuals as they swerve off course in unexpected directions. Each of them is dodging guilt and the fear of failure, but their shared search for happiness, love, purity, redemption, and, above all, a way to survive, forms a taut narrative web that binds the characters together. From one of Spain's most celebrated contemporary writers, Learning to Lose is a lucid and gripping view into the complexities of lives overturned and into the capriciousness of modern life, with its intoxicating highs and devastating lows
S=EX² : the science of sex by Pere Estupinyà( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book goes beyond the well-worn sexual education advice and the usual evolutionist psychology ... Estupinyà comes back with the first popular science book on sex aimed at a wide audience. While there are some tips for the more adventurous, there is also a wealth of new information to be discovered. Distancing himself from the many books on advice or techniques, Estupinyà brings sex to another dimension by combining popular beliefs and science."--Back of book
Confessions by Jaume Cabré( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 60, Adrià Ardèvol re-examines his life before his memory is systematically deleted. He recalls a loveless childhood where the family antique business and his father's study become the centre of his world; where a treasured Storioni violin retains the shadows of a crime committed many years earlier. His mother, a cold, distant and pragmatic woman leaves him to his solitary games, full of unwanted questions. An accident ends the life of his enigmatic father, filling Adrià's world with guilt, secrets and deeply troubling mysteries that take him years to uncover and driving him deep into the past where atrocities are methodically exposed and examined
The house of silence by Blanca Busquets( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of Elena Ferrante--a breathtaking European novel of love, loss, and the mysterious connection between four people, a valuable violin, and their passion for music
Barcelona shadows by Marc Pastor( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CSI meets Jack the Ripper in early 20th century Barcelona: captivating, scary and genre-breaking. In 1917, Barcelona's infamous Raval district is alive with outlandish rumours. A monster is abducting and murdering young children. The police are either powerless to prevent his terrible crimes, or indifferent to them, since they concern only the sons and daughters of prostitutes. But Inspector Moises Corvo is determined to stop the outrages, and punish their perpetrator. His inquiries take him on a tour of the Catalan capital, through slum, high-class brothel and casino, and end in a stomach-turning revelation. Barcelona Shadows is based on a true story, found by Barcelona CSI Marc Pastor in the archives of the Barcelona police
Papers in the wind by Eduardo A Sacheri( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Alejandro "Mono" dies of cancer, his brother and two closest friends, a tight-knit group since childhood, are left to figure out how to take care of his young daughter, Guadalupe. They want to give her all the love they felt for Mono and secure her future, but there isn't a single peso left in the bank. Mono invested all of his money in a promising soccer player whose promise hasn't panned out, and the three hundred thousand dollars Mono spent on his transfer is soon to be lost for good. How do you sell a forward who can't score a goal? How do you negotiate in a world whose rules you don't know? How do you maintain relationships when repeated failures create fissures in lifelong loyalties? Fernando, Mauricio, and "Ruso" pool the few resources they have in their arsenal to make a series of strategies --ranging from harebrained to inspired-- in their desperate attempt to recoup Mono's investment for Guadalupe. Following the lives of four distinct characters, who, despite their great differences, still manage to find solace and pride in one another, Papers in the Wind is a tribute to friendship and proof that love and humor can triumph over sadness. This novel is an invitation to reflect on life's ability to find its way through pain and grief, moving forward even in the face of unbeatable odds"--
The whispering city by Sara Moliner( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barcelona, 1952: General Franco's fascist government is at the height of its oppressive powers, casting a black shadow across the city. When wealthy socialite Mariona Sobrerroca is found dead in her mansion in the exclusive Tibidabo district, the police scramble to seize control of the investigation. Ana Marti Noguer, an eager young journalist, is surprised to be assigned this important story, shadowing Inspector Isidro Castro. But Ana soon realises that a bundle of strange letters unearthed at the scene point to a sequence of events dramatically different from the official version. She enlists the help of her cousin Beatriz, a scholar, and what begins as an intriguing puzzle opens up a series of revelations that implicate the regime's most influential figures. The two women have placed themselves in mortal danger. As the conspiracy unfolds, Ana's courage and Beatriz's wits will be their only weapons against the city's corrupt and murderous elite
Brother in ice by Alicia Kopf( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This hybrid novel--part research notes, part fictionalised diary, and part travelogue--uses the stories of polar exploration to make sense of the protagonist's own concerns as she comes of age as an artist, a daughter, and a sister to an autistic brother. Conceptually and emotionally compelling, it advances fearlessly into the frozen emotional lacunae of difficult family relationships. Deserved winner of multiple awards upon its Catalan and Spanish publication, Brother in Ice is a richly rewarding journey into the unknown."--Back cover
My father's ghost is climbing in the rain by Patricio Pron( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young writer, living abroad, returns home to his native Argentina to say goodbye to his dying father. In his parents' house, he finds a cache of documents -- articles, maps, photographs -- and unwittingly begins to unearth his father's obsession with the disappearance of a local man. Suddenly he comes face to face with the ghosts of Argentina's dark political past and long-forgotten memories of his family's resistance against an oppressive military regime
Brandes' decision by Eduard Màrquez( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brandes, a painter living in Nazi-occupied Paris has a tough decision to make. Goring has taken away all his artwork and asked him to hand over his Lucas Cranach painting, a family heirloom. If he relinquishes the Cranach, he will recover all his pictures in exchange. If he refuses, he will never get them back. In his search for a solution, Brandes reflects on the deeper meaning of things and their true values
The last son's secret by Rafel Nadal( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the olive groves and vineyards of southern Italy, a boy and a girl are born, moments apart. Far away in the trenches of World War I, their fathers have just died. Now all the men in Vitantonio's family have been wiped out - all twenty-one. All except him. Growing up together, war seems far away for the two children. But Vitantonio's mother will do anything to protect her son from the curse of death that seems to hang over the family - and so she tells a lie. It is a lie that will bind Vitantonio and Giovanna, the girl who shares his birthday, together over the years. But as the clouds of another war begin to gather on the horizon, it may ultimately drive them apart
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The Paris enigma : a novel
Wonderful world : a novelPandora in the CongoLearning to lose : a novel
Alternative Names
Faye Lethem, Mara

Lethem, Mara 1971-

Lethem, Mara Faye

Mara Faye Lethem Amerikaans vertaalster

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