Ramona, California - Looking for a new book to read? Branch Manager Ellie Slade from the Ramona County Library has got a great recommendation for you.

What it's called: “Love in the Time of Cholera”

Who wrote it: Gabriel García Márquez

Read it if you liked: “One Hundred Years of Solitude”

What it's about: García Márquez crafted this lush tale of magical reality, unrequited love and youthful folly from the byways of coastal Colombia circa 1880-1930. Straddling a half a century, the plot pivots around a love triangle and its entanglements between three vibrant characters. Six hundred and sixty-two clandestine affairs later, the rejected poet, Florentino, is finally reunited with his first love after waiting fifty years, nine months and four days for her husband to die. Against the steamy background of the Caribbean environs, Márquez conjures up a swirling concoction of characters drawn from aristocrats, beggars, plantation workers, prostitutes and philanders. This novel written by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning author promises to invigorate readers’ imagination in celebration of the written word.

How to get your hands on it: Visit your local County library, request it in the library bookmobile or see if it's available online through e-books.

Check out past recommended reads on the County library blog.