Daughter by Jane Gardam in order to participate in the September Book Club and I have added several titles to my reading wish list.
Another interesting connection I made was with the Inspector Montalban series by Andrea Camilleri. There was a very interesting BBC 4 interview with Camilleri who was in his his sixties when he created the Sicilian detective. I read the first five books when I spent a summer in the town of Oaxaca de Juarez. They have an impressive lending library stocked by donations from the many expats who live there for all or part of the year.
I love the richness of Oaxaca which is the biologically and ethnically most diverse state in Mexico. Sixteen indigenous groups, the influence of the Spanish conquistadores and a lively artistic and literary expat community make this community high on my list of places to explore. There is an Ethnobotanical Garden that provides specimens of indigenous plants used by the people of Oaxaca over the centuries.
|Oaxaca was renowned for the cochineal dye.|
|Pueblo home with turkeys|