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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...

El Narco

El Narco
  • Author(s): Ioan Grillo
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Modern

‘War’ is no exaggeration in discussing the bloodshed that has terrorized Mexico in the past decades. As rival cartels battle for control of a billion-dollar drug trade, the body count – 23,000 dead in five years – and sheer...

Every Last Fear

Every Last Fear
  • Author(s): Alex Finlay
  • Location(s): Mexico, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

University student Matt Pine has just received devastating news. Nearly his entire family have been found dead while holidaying in Mexico. The local police claim it was an accident, but the FBI aren’t convinced – and they won’t tell...

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....

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...

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...

Almost Never

Almost Never
  • Author(s): Daniel Sada
  • Location(s): Oaxaca, Parras de la Fuente
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Mid 1940s

Demetrio Sord is almost 30 and has been working on a large ranch. Finding life boring he starts to visit a brothel where he meets Mireya and their adventures become ever more daring. He is asked to return home...

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...

Epiphany Jones

Epiphany Jones
  • Author(s): Michael Grothaus
  • Location(s): Cannes, Mexico, Oporto, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Jerry has a traumatic past that leaves him subject to psychotic hallucinations and depressive episodes. When he stands accused of stealing a priceless Van Gogh painting, he goes underground, where he develops an unwilling relationship with a woman who...

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