We all miss the motherland from time to time. From the food to the music to the air we breathe there, when we’re back ‘home’ something familiar and quintessential just locks into our soul. Lucky for us, there are plenty of novels written by Latin American authors, set in Latin American countries to take you back to where you’re from.
You’ll find classics, lighter reads for the beach, plus a few heavy hitters to get you where it hurts. It may even be better than actually going home anyway, because when you visit through a novel, at least you don’t have to deal with overbearing family members. Take it from Chilean novelist, Isabel Allende: “If I had to choose between a relative and a good story, I would take the story.” With that in mind, here’s are 14 novels set in the motherland to take you right back.
1. Love in the Time of Cholera • Gabriel García Márquez
This Latin American novel is a classic and great summer read. It’s, “The lush, wondrous story of an unrequited love that survives half a century,” and we swoon every time.
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