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The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Maple Branches

Who talks of my nation?

Listening In

What recent populist victories tell us about Canada

Oakland Ross

Oakland Ross is a former Latin America correspondent for The Globe and Mail who later reported on the region for the Toronto Star. Among other books, he has written two historical novels set in Mexico—The Dark Virgin (HarperCollins, 2001) and The Empire of Yearning (HarperCollins, 2013).

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How the Mighty Inca Fell

Ronald Wright’s novel chronicles disease, butchery and betrayal in Peru. December 2015
It is known as el Cuarto del Rescate, or the Ransom Chamber, and it is located in Cajamarca, a green and pleasant city perched high amid the cloud-draped Andes of northern Peru—a town with a history. In the early 16th Century, an Inca prince named Atawallpa promised to fill the room in question with ornaments of…