Travels in a Thin Country, A Journey through Chile
British author Sara Wheeler deploys her wit, intelligence and powerful investigative skills on the Republic of Chile in this insightful travelogue.
Jorge Luis Borges
This collection of essays provides a literary travel guide to the esteemed writer’s hometown and is centered on the “taste for Buenos Aires,” which Borges himself proclaimed as one of the three major themes in his writing.
Insight Guide Chile
This glossy guide provides a full-color introduction by a team of experts to the land, people, history and attractions of Chile. Brief background essays highlight important topics. With many local and regional maps.
Insight Guide Argentina
This profusely illustrated guide features concise essays by well-regarded authors on natural history, politics and culture. With hundreds of photos and excellent maps.
Southern South America Map
A full-color map of South America from Tierra del Fuego north to Rio de Janeiro. One-sided. Scaled at 1:4,000,000.
Rio de Janeiro Map
With an index, inset maps and points of interest.
Culture Smart! Brazil
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
Eyewitness Top Ten Rio de Janeiro
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions and pull-out map.
A clear, comprehensive and compelling introduction to Brazil, covering politics, history, economics, ecology, conservation and culture.
Tasting Chile, A Celebration of Authentic Chilean Foods and Wines
With recipes from restaurants and home chefs across Chile, this compilation is a great introduction to Chilean cuisine. Includes information on pairing wines with dishes and a basic overview of wine producers and varieties in Chile.
Brazil on the Rise, The Story of a Country Transformed
Former New York Times bureau chief in Rio de Janeiro, Rohter explores the history, economy, culture and contradictions of Brazil, delivering an insightful portrait of this increasingly powerful – and endlessly fascinating – country.
Buenos Aires, A Cultural History
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions.
Tango, Sex and Rhythm of the City
A nice, concise history of the tango, its origins, key figures and a profile of the generation that rediscovered it.
Far Away and Long Ago
Hudson’s enthralling childhood remembrances are rich with descriptions of the landscapes, birds and nature of Argentina. A bestseller and a classic.
Liberators, Latin America’s Struggle for Independence 1810-1830
Focused on the heroism and derring-do of seven legendary men, Harvey tells the story of Simon Bolivar, General Jose de San Martin and other greats in the fight for independence.
Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron
Separating fact from myth, Fraser traces Evita’s life from her humble origins to her place as a revered cult figure, also exploring Peronism and Argentine politics of the 1930s and 1940s.
My Invented Country
Novelist Allende ruminates on her upbringing in Chile, interweaving memories of South America with her feelings for the United States, where she has lived since the assassination of her uncle, Chilean president Salvador Allende, on September 11, 1973.
Alexis Levitin (Editor)
Brazil, A Traveler’s Literary Companion
The latest in the excellent series. The diverse stories in this enticing anthology edited by Levitin introduce Brazil and a host of contemporary writers, including greats like Jorge Amado and Machado de Assis, as well as newcomers.
Katherine Silver (Editor)
Chile, A Traveler’s Literary Companion
These choice stories introduce both the country and a host of contemporary writers.
Five Decades, Poems 1925-1970
A bilingual edition of 138 poems by the great Pablo Neruda, drawn from his entire career. Neruda is the quintessential South American poet: lyrical, engaging and bristling with life.
A brilliant first novel that captures the hope and spirit of Argentina during the military rule of the late 1970s. This inventive tale focuses on Carlos Rueda and a group of citizens whose relatives disappeared.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Saint-Exupery captures the thrill and mystery of early flight in this tale of a pilot alone in a storm over the Andes en route to Buenos Aires.
Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
The Silence of the Rain
A businessman is killed and Inspector Espinosa, an intellectual with a wandering heart, is on the case in this bestselling Brazilian mystery, memorably set in Rio de Janeiro.
A Wildlife Guide to Chile
Chester’s splendid guide, featuring 120 color plates, covers the wildlife, plants and natural history of Chile from the Atacama Desert and Patagonia to Easter Island and Antarctica.