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Follow Me In

Follow Me In
  • Author(s): Katriona Chapman
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Graphic Novel
  • Era(s): Modern (early 2000s)

Recounting a life-changing trip to Mexico, Follow Me In is Kat Chapman’s memoir and coming-of-age story, interspersed with pages of her travel sketchbook and her explorations of the mosaic of cultural and bio-diversity that make Mexico such a special...

The Trumpet Lesson

The Trumpet Lesson
  • Author(s): Dianne Romain
  • Location(s): Guanajuato
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s / 1960s

When Callie Quinn became pregnant at seventeen in 1960s rural Missouri, her outraged father, with her mother’s acquiescence, insisted that no one know–and Callie complied. She went away, and she gave up her baby. But not for their reasons....

The Heat of the Sun

The Heat of the Sun
  • Author(s): David Rain
  • Location(s): Mexico, Nagasaki, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th Century

An exuberant debut that sweeps across the twentieth century—beginning where one world-famous love story left off to introduce us to another With Sophie Tucker belting from his hand-crank phonograph and a circle of boarding-school admirers laughing uproariously around him,...

A Vineyard in Andalusia

A Vineyard in Andalusia
  • Author(s): María Dueñas
  • Location(s): Jerez, Cuba (Republic of), Mexico City
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1860s

1861. A ruined silver-mine owner sets sail from Mexico City to seek his fortune in the New World. Mauro Larrera has just four months to pay his creditors, or his bankruptcy will be revealed and his family’s honour will...

American Dirt

American Dirt
  • Author(s): Jeanine Cummins
  • Location(s): United States (USA), Mexico Border
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Yesterday, Lydia had a bookshop. Yesterday, Lydia was married to a journalist. Yesterday, she was with everyone she loved most in the world. Today, her eight-year-old son Luca is all she has left. For him, she will carry a...

Bandit Roads

Bandit Roads
  • Author(s): Richard Grant
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

There are many ways to die in the Sierra Madre, a notorious nine-hundred-mile mountain range in northern Mexico where AK-47s are fetish objects, the law is almost non-existent and power lies in the hands of brutal drug mafias. Thousands...

Caramelo

Caramelo
  • Author(s): Sandra Cisneros
  • Location(s): Chicago, Mexico City
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern/20th century

Every year the three Reyes sons and their families drive south from Chicago via Route 66 to the home of the Awful Grandmother and the Little Grandfather on Destiny Street in Mexico City. From the back seat of her...

Chico’s Paradise

Chico’s Paradise
  • Author(s): William Wolfgram
  • Location(s): Puerto Vallarta
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Molly Clark was a homicide detective in MilwaukeeWisconsin and in a confrontation with a serial killer is badly wounded. She drifts away to Puerto Vallarta to heal body and spirit. Bored with the bars and clubs, and sensing she...

Cliff Diver

Cliff Diver
  • Author(s): Carmen Amato
  • Location(s): Acapulco
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

When Emilia Cruz, Acapulco’s first and only female police detective, dives into the investigation of a dirty cop’s death, she might just hit the rocks instead of the water. With hot nights on the beach and suspense straight out...

Down and Delirious in Mexico City

Down and Delirious in Mexico City
  • Author(s): Daniel Hernandez
  • Location(s): Mexico City
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2000s

This book recounts Hernandez’s electrifying journey through the far-off slums, glittering fashion parties and rapturous religious rituals of one of the world’s most exciting megacities – the seething urban valley known as ‘D.F.’ to the locals. In vivid, intimate...

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