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Book reviews in Mexconnect

Since 1995, Mexconnect has featured books about Mexico, new and old. Here are links to the growing list.

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Did you know? The first Mexico tourist guide books Tony Burton

Comprehensive guide books to Mexico have existed for more than 120 years. Modern travelers to Mexico are often hard-pressed to choose their favorite guide. Fodor's, Frommer's, Real Guide, Insight Guid... read more

Mexico Travel Books and Retirement / Living Guides

Reference article about Mexico travel and retirement books

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Stitching a story Starley Talbott

HAD I CLOSED MY EYES and only listened I would have known most of the characters that passed by my balcony in a daily parade. Early each morning the swish, swish of straw hitting pavement told me Maria... read more

Peoples Guide To Mexico by Carl Franz Reviewed by David Eidell and Carl Franz

It never ceases to amaze me the number of American tourists who visit Mexico every year with only a thick paperback mystery novel packed away to indulge in while sunbathing on a beach. Rather than titi... read more

Did you know? "The Bells of San Blas", Nayarit, Mexico Tony Burton

The author of the famous poem "The Bells of San Blas" had never ever visited the town. The San Blas that the poem refers to is in the state of Nayarit, on the Pacific coast. Today, it is a small town,... read more

Strange Pilgrims: Twelve Stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Reviewed by Allan Cogan

The stories almost all seem to deal with Latin Americans travelling to Europe for one reason or another. read more

Mornings in Mexico by D. H. Lawrence

I should confess right off the bat that this one is out of print. Amazon.com doesn’t have any copies. However, I’m sure it’s still available in libraries or used bookstores. In any case, it’s worth looking for. It’s a collection of essays and travel pieces that resulted from Lawrence’s visits to Mexico and New Mexico in the early 1920s. Some wonderful descriptive writing is to be found here. read more

Mexico by the book Reviewed by Daniel C. Schechter

From Taxco to Cacaxtla, Oaxaca to Xalapa, Huamantla to the Tuxtlas -- for those who love travel, Mexico offers a virtually endless succession of places to visit, and with sun-splashed beaches, spectacu... read more
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