The Changing Wind
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Oct 11, 2010 James Carmichael rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone!
This book is completely fantastic, and is one of the most unexpected treasures I've stumbled across in awhile. Karena Shields grew up on a Finca in Mexico in the early 20th century after her father agreed to run a rubber plantation there; she returned there later in life in some sort of economically diminished state to live on and semi-run the now semi-finca. This book is a memoir of her childhood on the finca, and it's magical; imagine a (to me) much richer _The Secret Garden_ that is (inasmuch...more