New in Paperback

Among the new paperbacks in Spanish this month I will highlight and include in my TBR pile:

Karin Alvtegen, Engaño, English title: Betrayal, Original title: Svek (2003)

Andrea Camilleri, La luna de papel, English title: The Paper Moon, Original title: La Luna di Carta (2005)

Gianrico Carofiglio, Testigo involuntario, English title: Involuntary Witness, Original title: Testimone Inconsapevole (2002).


Cartelsamain Dorte has reminded me of Samhain or Samaín as it is called in Galicia. Samhain is a Gaelic festival held on October 31–November 1. The Irish name Samhain is derived from Old Irish and means roughly ‘summer’s end’. A harvest festival with ancient roots in Celtic polytheism, it was linked to festivals held around the same time in other Celtic cultures, and continued to be celebrated in late medieval times. Due to its date it became associated with the Christian festival All Saints’ Day, and greatly influenced modern celebration of Halloween. (From Wikipedia).

There is more information about Samhain or Samaín in Galicia in Wikipedia Spanish edition.

Samaín 2010 en Cedeira and for more information about Cedeira click HERE.

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