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message 12: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Jan 14, 2016 08:00PM) (new)

Diane | 9725 comments More books set in Guatemala:


12.21 by Dustin Thomason 12.21 by Dustin Thomason
After the Bombs by Arturo Arias After the Bombs by Arturo Arias
A Beauty That Hurts Life and Death in Guatemala by W. George Lovell A Beauty That Hurts: Life and Death in Guatemala by W. George Lovell
The Beggar's Knife by Rodrigo Rey Rosa The Beggar's Knife by Rodrigo Rey Rosa
Betrayed by Jeanette Windle Betrayed by Jeanette Windle
Oltre la baia del Messico by Aldous Huxley Beyond the Mexique Bay by Aldous Huxley
The Bruja's Tale by Timothy A. Madden The Bruja's Tale by Timothy A. Madden
Caminar by Skila Brown Caminar by Skila Brown
Candyman's War by Michael Crump Candyman's War by Michael Crump
Carazamba by Virgilio Rodríguez Macal Carazamba by Virgilio Rodríguez Macal
The Certainty of Spring Poems by a Guatemalan in Exile by Julia Esquivel The Certainty of Spring: Poems by a Guatemalan in Exile by Julia Esquivel
The Clue in the Embers (Hardy Boys, #35) by Franklin W. Dixon The Clue in the Embers by Franklin W. Dixon (Hardy Boys #35)
Comrades by Marco Antonio Flores Comrades by Marco Antonio Flores
Crossing Borders by Rigoberta Menchú Crossing Borders by Rigoberta Menchú
Crossroads and Other Plays by Carlos Solorzano Crossroads and Other Plays by Carlos Solorzano
Dark Green, Bright Red by Gore Vidal Dark Green, Bright Red by Gore Vidal
The Dog Who Spoke and More Mayan Folktales El perro que habló y más cuentos mayas by James D. Sexton The Dog Who Spoke and More Mayan Folktales: El perro que habló y más cuentos mayas
Don Joaquin's Pride by Lynne Graham Don Joaquin's Pride by Lynne Graham
Doorway in Antigua A Sojourn in Guatemala by Albert E. Idell Doorway in Antigua: A Sojourn in Guatemala by Albert E. Idell
Dust on Her Tongue by Rodrigo Rey Rosa Dust on Her Tongue by Rodrigo Rey Rosa
El Q'anil, Man of Lightning A Legend of Jacaltenango, Guatemala by Victor Montejo El Q'anil, Man of Lightning: A Legend of Jacaltenango, Guatemala
Elemental Shaman One Man's Journey Into the Heart of Humanity, Spirituality & Ecology by Omar W. Rosales Elemental Shaman: One Man's Journey Into the Heart of Humanity, Spirituality & Ecology
The Fish That Ate the Whale The Life and Times of America's Banana King by Rich Cohen The Fish That Ate the Whale by Rich Cohen
The Good Cripple by Rodrigo Rey Rosa The Good Cripple by Rodrigo Rey Rosa
Grab Hands and Run by Frances Temple Grab Hands and Run by Frances Temple
Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan, #5) by Kathy Reichs Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs (Temperence Brennan #5)
The Green Pope by Miguel Ángel Asturias The Green Pope by Miguel Ángel Asturias
Guatemalan Journey by Stephen Connely Benz Guatemalan Journey by Stephen Connely Benz
Hannah of Santiago by Esther Barbour Hannah of Santiago by Esther Barbour
The Honey Jar by Rigoberta Menchú The Honey Jar by Rigoberta Menchú
Hummingbird House by Patricia Henley Hummingbird House by Patricia Henley
I am His Mother by Carlos Solorzano I am His Mother by Carlos Solorzano
Ignacio The Diary of a Maya Indian of Guatemala by James D. Sexton Ignacio: The Diary of a Maya Indian of Guatemala by Ignacio Bizarro Ujpan
Legends of Guatemala by Miguel Ángel Asturias Legends of Guatemala by Miguel Ángel Asturias
Lies by Enrique de Hériz Lies by Enrique de Hériz
Long Life, Honey in the Heart by Martin Prechtel Long Life, Honey in the Heart by Martin Prechtel
Magic Maize by Mary Buff Magic Maize by Mary Buff
Monastery by Eduardo Halfon Monastery by Eduardo Halfon
The Most Beautiful Place in the World by Ann Cameron The Most Beautiful Place in the World by Ann Cameron
The Other Language by Mark Brazaitis The Other Language by Mark Brazaitis
The Pelcari Project by Rodrigo Rey Rosa The Pelcari Project by Rodrigo Rey Rosa
The Polish Boxer by Eduardo Halfon The Polish Boxer by Eduardo Halfon
Red Midnight by Ben Mikaelsen Red Midnight by Ben Mikaelsen
The Reddening Path by Amanda Hale The Reddening Path by Amanda Hale
Rigoberta Menchu Controversy by Arturo Arias Rigoberta Menchu Controversy by Arturo Arias
The River of Lost Voices Stories from Guatemala by Mark Brazaitis The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala by Mark Brazaitis
The Secret Legacy by Rigoberta Menchú The Secret Legacy by Rigoberta Menchú
Severina by Rodrigo Rey Rosa Severina by Rodrigo Rey Rosa
So Far from God by Ana Castillo So Far from God by Ana Castillo
Something More Than Force Poems for Guatemala 1971-1982 by Zoe Anglesey Something More Than Force: Poems for Guatemala 1971-1982 by Zoe Anglesey
Son of Tecun Uman A Maya Indian Tells His Life Story by James D. Sexton Son of Tecun Uman: A Maya Indian Tells His Life Story by Ignacio Bizarro Ujpan
Strong Wind by Miguel Ángel Asturias Strong Wind by Miguel Ángel Asturias
Threatened with Resurrection/Amenazado de Resurrección by Julia Esquivel Threatened with Resurrection/Amenazado de Resurrección by Julia Esquivel
Truth Poker by Mark Brazaitis Truth Poker by Mark Brazaitis
Unfinished Conquest The Guatemalan Tragedy by Victor Perera Unfinished Conquest: The Guatemalan Tragedy by Victor Perera
Up Above the World by Paul Bowles Up Above the World by Paul Bowles
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
When the Ground Turns in Its Sleep by Sylvia Sellers-García When the Ground Turns in Its Sleep by Sylvia Sellers-García


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Stephen Marriott | 10 comments I'd certainly endorse Bitter Fruit, one of the many books suggested by Diana. I spent three months in Guatemala in 2007 and I'm glad I picked this book up at the start of that trip. It really helped me understand the reasons behind Guatemala's awful past and the meddling and misadventures of the USA/CIA and corporations not only in Guatemala but in much of Central America.
Guatemala geographically has to be one of the most beautiful countries in the World. In fact Aldous Huxley said about Guatemala's Lake Atitlan, “It really is too much of a good thing.”
Unfortunately Guatemala's dark shadows of its past have still not fully faded.


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Alex Morritt (AlexMorritt) | 13 comments You might be interested in Glimpses of Guatemala - a poetry & photography travelogue published in mid 2012. Some of the poems from this book were also published in Spanish in a poetry anthology entitled 'Labios de Arena' which was presented at the 10th International Poetry Festival in Granada, Nicaragua in February 2014.


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LindaD (freedom333) | 223 comments Tree Girl by Ben MikaelsenTree Girl by Ben Mikaelsen

story of a teenage girl living through a brutal war in the 1980's


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Dee (austhokie) | 430 comments this one is due out this week - Stone of Kings In Search of the Lost Jade of the Maya by Gerard Helferich


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Diane | 9725 comments Books set in Guatemala:


I, Rigoberta Menchu An Indian Woman in Guatemala An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta MenchúI, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchú
Paradise in Ashes A Guatemalan Journey of Courage, Terror, and Hope by Beatriz ManzParadise in Ashes: A Guatemalan Journey of Courage, Terror, and Hope
Popol Vuh by AnonymousPopol Vuh by Allah
Rabinal Achi A Mayan Drama of War and Sacrifice by Dennis TedlockRabinal Achi: A Mayan Drama of War and Sacrifice by Dennis Tedlock
The President by Miguel Ángel AsturiasThe President by Miguel Ángel Asturias
Men of Maize by Miguel Ángel AsturiasMen of maize by Miguel Ángel Asturias
Obras completas (y otros cuentos) by Augusto MonterrosoComplete Works: And Other Stories by Augusto Monterroso
Mulata by Miguel Ángel AsturiasMulata by Miguel Ángel Asturias
Testimony Death of a Guatemalan Village by Victor MontejoTestimony: Death of a Guatemalan Village by Victor Montejo
Mirror of Lida Sal Tales Based on Mayan Myths and Guatemalan Legends by Miguel Ángel AsturiasThe Mirror of Lida Sal by Miguel Ángel Asturias
The Cyclone (Peter Owen Modern Classics) by Miguel Ángel AsturiasThe Cyclone by Miguel Ángel Asturias
Rites A Guatemalan Boyhood by Victor PereraRites: A Guatemalan Boyhood by Victor Perera
The Art of Political Murder Who Killed the Bishop? by Francisco GoldmanThe Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop? by Francisco Goldman
Buried Secrets Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala by Victoria SanfordBuried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala by Victoria Sanford
Weekend In Guatemala by Miguel Ángel AsturiasWeekend in Guatemala by Miguel Ángel Asturias
Antigua Vida Mía by Marcela SerranoAntigua and My Life Before: A Novel by Marcela Serrano
Bird of Life, Bird of Death A Naturalist's Journey Through a Land of Political Turmoil by Jonathan Evan MaslowBird of Life Bird of Death by Jonathan Evan Maslow
To Save Her Life Disappearance, Deliverance, and the United States in Guatemala by Dan SaxonTo Save Her Life by Dan Saxon
Guatemala In My Blood How Nursing In Remote Jungle Villages Revolutionized My Life by Elizabeth DesimoneGuatemala In My Blood by Elizabeth Desimone
Searching for Everardo A Story of Love, War, and the CIA in Guatemala by Jennifer K. HarburySearching for Everardo: A Story of Love War and the CIA
Love in a Fearful Land A Guatemalan Story by Henri J.M. NouwenLove in a Fearful Land: A Guatemalan Story by Henri J.M. Nouwen
Bridge of Courage Life Stories of the Guatemalan Companeros & Companeras by Jennifer K. HarburyBridge of Courage: Lifestories of Companeros and Companeras
Between Light and Shadow A Guatemalan Girl's Journey through Adoption by Jacob R. WheelerBetween Light and Shadow by Jacob R. Wheeler
Cascabel (Spanish Edition) by Arturo AriasRattlesnake by Arturo Arias
The Jaguar Hunter by Lucius ShepardThe Jaguar Hunter by Lucius Shepard
Ana's Story A Journey of Hope by Jenna BushAna's Story: A Journey of Hope by Jenna Bush
Bitter Fruit The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala (Latin American Studies) by Stephen C. SchlesingerBitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala by Stephen Kinzer
Robbed of Humanity Lives of Guatemalan Street Children by Nancy Leigh TierneyRobbed of Humanity: Lives of Guatemalan Street Children
La Oveja Negra y Demás Fábulas/the Black Sheep and Other Fables by Augusto MonterrosoThe Black Sheep and Other Fables by Augusto Monterroso
Campesino The Diary of a Guatemalan Indian by James D. SextonCampesino: The Diary of a Guatemalan Indian by Igancio Bizarro Ujpan
Mayan Folktales Folklore from Lake Atitl N, Guatemala by James D. SextonMayan Folktales: Folklore from Lake Atitlán, Guatemala by James D. Sexton


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Paradise in Ashes: A Guatemalan Journey of Courage, Terror, and Hope (other topics)
I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala (other topics)
Rites: A Guatemalan Boyhood (other topics)
Obras completas (other topics)
The Black Sheep And Other Fables (other topics)
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Rigoberta Menchú (other topics)
Victor Montejo (other topics)
Augusto Monterroso (other topics)
Victoria Sanford (other topics)
Victor Perera (other topics)
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