Tag: Mexico

Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

If you’re a fan of gothic horror, you will love this book. I’m not a huge fan of the gothic novel, although I did enjoy Rebecca and I like seeing how other authors take on this genre. I read it mainly because it’s by… Continue Reading “Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia”

Review: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

July was a pretty heavy reading month, but this book was pure fun and I enjoyed every bit of it.  Moreno-Garcia’s novel is set in 1920’s Mexico, where Casiopea, a young woman in Yucatan, is struggling in her oppressive grandfather’s home.  It begins as… Continue Reading “Review: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia”

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

I read this book right after reading Americanah, and both provide a fascinating, though different, perspective on the immigrant experience in the United States. Sometimes a book makes you take a second look at the people you encounter every day. Makes you think beyond… Continue Reading “The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez”

Review of The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle

The Tortilla Curtain might not be my favorite T.C. Boyle, but like his others it poses interesting issues, great writing that blends emotion and sarcasm, and even though it was written in 1995 every issue it raises is meaningful today. Curtain takes place in… Continue Reading “Review of The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle”

Adventures in Mexico: a Review of The Earthquake Machine by Mary Pauline Lowry

The Earthquake Machine is a book by new author Mary Pauline Lowry.  I usually write my own summary of a book but since this book is a little hard to describe, here’s the author’s summary: The Earthquake Machine tells the story of 14 year-old… Continue Reading “Adventures in Mexico: a Review of The Earthquake Machine by Mary Pauline Lowry”

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