Sunday, August 6 at 3:00 PM, I will be reading and signing Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion at Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland CA. This event is free and open to the public, so if you're in the neighborhood, please come by! Diesel is at 5433 College Avenue, Oakland CA, 510-653-9965. Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion is not a guidebook but a collection of Mexican fiction and literary prose by some of Mexico's most outstanding literary writers, among them, Carlos Fuentes, Laura Esquivel, Carlos Monsivais, Juan Villoro, Agustin Cadena, Monica Lavin, Marta Cerda, Pedro Angel Palou, and many others.
"This is how Mexico looks, tastes and feels, and how its writers write about it. . . .This is a book to throw in a suitcase or mochila (backpack) on the way to Mexico or just settling into a favorite patio chair. It will open your eyes, fill you with pleasure and render our perennial vecinos a little less distante."
--Los Angeles Times
"This delightful anthology . . . allows readers who do not have roots in Mexico or who have never traveled there a glimpse into the rich diversity of people and landscape. For travelers, these selections enhance exploration and offer vistas beyond the scope of the usual tourist guide. For other readers, they provide a clearer understanding of the cultural and social forces that shape today's Mexico. Highly recommended."
"This delicious volume has lovingly gathered a banquet of pieces that reveal Mexico in all its infinite variety, its splendid geography, its luminous peoples. What a treat!"
--Margaret Sayers Peden, leading literary translator and editor, Mexican Writers on Writing
Read more about Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion (including table of contents, preface, bios, Q & A, and more) here.
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