Synopses & Reviews
Table of Contents
Carmen Naranjo "Believe It or Not"
Jose Leon Sanchez "The Girl Who Came from the Moon"
Mario Gonzalez Feo "Bucho Vargas, Healer and Medicine Man"
San Jose and the Central Valley:
Yolanda Oreamuno "The Lizard with the White Belly"
Rima de Vallbona "The Chumico Tree"
Fabian Dobles "The Tagua Tree"
Samuel Rovinski "The Adventure"
Fernando Duran Ayanegui "Monday"
Alfonso Chase "Faust in Hatillo"
Rima de Vallbona "Mystery Stone"
Southern Pacific Coast
Carlos Salazar Herrera "The Bongo"
Alfonso Chase "She Wore a Bikini"
Carlos Salazar Herrera "The Carbonero"
Fabian Dobles "The Diary"
Carlos Luis Fallas "In the Shadow of the Banana Tree"
Quince Duncan "The Oropendolas"
Abel Pacheco From "Deeper Than Skin"
Julieta Pinto "The Blue Fish"
Yolanda Oreamuno "The Spirit of My Land"
Carmen Lyra "Pastor's Ten Little Old Men"
Joaquin Gutierrez "A Leaf of Air"
Max Jimenez "The Palmitero"
Louis Ducoudray "Here"
Uriel Quesada "We Have Brought You the Sea"
Alfredo Aguilar "Mint Flowers"
Carmen Naranjo "When New Flowers Bloomed"
Journey into the Costa Rican imagination through twenty-six remarkable stories, selected and organized regionally for the curious traveler. Here, for the first time in English, the best of Costa Rica's writers conjure the country's allure and vitality, its coffee fields and palm groves, cicadas and songbirds, shrouded mountains and blazing savannas, while telling stories unique to Costa Rican life. Contributors include Alfredo Aguilar, Fernando Durán Ayanegui, Alfonso Chase, Quince Duncan, Fabián Dobles, Louis Ducoudray, Carlos Luis Fallas, Mario Gonzáles Feo, Joaquín Gutiérrez, Carlos Salazar Herrera, Max Jiménez, Carmen Lyra, Carmen Naranjo, Yolanda Oreamuno, Abel Pacheco, Julieta Pinto, Uriel Quesada, Samuel Rovinski, José León Sánchez, and Rima de Vallbona.
A collection of 26 remarkable stories by Costa Rican writers--most of which is available in English for the first time. Whether searching for something relevant and entertaining to read on Costa Rica's idyllic beaches or looking for Latin American enchantment back home, this is a fiction reader's cultural guidebook to the country. 2-page map.