Sales soar for Garcia Marquez book a day after Nobel laureate dies at age 87

By on April 19, 2014


 

One Hundred Years of Solitude book cover, 1st edition. (Wikipedia photo)
One Hundred Years of Solitude book cover, 1st edition. (Wikipedia photo)

 


NEW YORK – The death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez has brought his classic “One Hundred Years of Solitude” to the top of bestseller lists.

The novel known for its “magic realism” was No. 1 on Amazon.com on Friday, a day after Garcia Marquez died at age 87. The Nobel laureate’s most famous book was No. 3 on BarnesandNoble.com. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” has sold tens of millions of copies worldwide since coming out in the 1960s.

Other Garcia Marquez books selling well Friday include “Love In the Time of Cholera” and “Chronicle of a Death Foretold.”