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Marie Arana

Marie Arana is the editor of the Washington Post Book World. Born in Lima, Peru, she now lives in Washington, D.C.

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Lima Nights
Written by Marie Arana
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | July 2010
$15.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-385-34259-9 (0-385-34259-4)

Carlos Bluhm leads the good life in upper-class Lima: He attends social functions with his elegant wife, goes out drinking with his three best friends, and has the occasional, fleeting assignation. Then he meets Maria Fernandez, a dancer at a tango bar in a rough part of town. The beautiful fifteen-year-old... Read more






Cellophane
Written by Marie Arana
The Dial Press | Trade Paperback | May 2007
$14.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33665-9 (0-385-33665-9)

Don Victor Sobrevilla, a lovable, eccentric engineer, always dreamed of founding a paper factory in the heart of the Peruvian rain forest, and at the opening of this miraculous novel his dream has come true—until he discovers the recipe for cellophane. In a life already filled with signs and portents, the... Read more






American Chica
Written by Marie Arana
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | May 2002
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-31963-8 (0-385-31963-0)

In her father’s Peruvian family, Marie Arana was taught to be a proper lady, yet in her mother’s American family she learned to shoot a gun, break a horse, and snap a chicken’s neck for dinner. Arana shuttled easily between these deeply separate cultures for years. But only when she immigrated... Read more





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