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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)

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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...

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Caramelo

Caramelo

Author(s): Sandra Cisneros

Location(s): Chicago, Mexico City

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern/20th century

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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...

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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

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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,...

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A Vineyard in Andalusia

A Vineyard in Andalusia

Author(s): Maria Duenas

Location(s): Cuba (Republic of), Jerez, Mexico City

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1860s

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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...

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Bandit Roads

Bandit Roads

Author(s): Richard Grant

Location(s): Mexico

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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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...

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Epiphany Jones

Epiphany Jones

Author(s): Michael Grothaus

Location(s): Cannes, Mexico, Oporto, United States (USA)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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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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Getaway

Getaway

Author(s): Lisa Brackmann

Location(s): Puerto Vallarta

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Michelle Mason tells herself she’s on vacation. A brief stay in the Mexican resort town of Puerto Vallarta. It’s a chance to figure out her next move after the unexpected death of her banker husband, who’s left behind a...

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Girls’ Night Out

Girls’ Night Out

Author(s): Lisa Steinke, Liz Fenton

Location(s): Tulum

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they’re...

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Gringos in Paradise

Gringos in Paradise

Author(s): Barry Golson

Location(s): Sayulita

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

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“A Year in Provence” meets “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” in this lively and entertaining account of a couple’s year building their dream house in Mexico. In 2004, Barry Golson wrote an award-winning article for “AARP” magazine about...

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Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate

Author(s): Laura Esquivel

Location(s): Coahuila, Mexico

Genre(s): Gastro, Romance

Era(s): Early 20th century

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The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, Like Water For Chocolate is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit – and...

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