Oprah Chooses Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Posted on October 5, 2007

Photo of Cover of Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Oprah has chosen her next book pick: it's Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Set in a Caribbean port town during a terrible epidemic, the book tells the story of a love triangle between the young lovers -- a young telegraph operator named Florentino Ariza and the beautiful student Fermina Daza -- and the older, more successful doctor whom Fermina's father forces her to marry.

The novel explores the themes of love in all its guises, including unrequited love and its similarities to diseases, such as deadly cholera. You can read an excerpt, get a reading guide and find out more about the author here. You can see a list of all of Oprah's past book selections here.

Photo: Vintage



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