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Book Review: ‘Green Season’ delivers delights, belly laughs and revelations
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Book Review: ‘Green Season’ delivers delights, belly laughs and revelations

Caroline Kennedy - September 30, 2015

"The Green Season" is the first title released by The Tico Times Publications Group. The paperback is available from The Tico Times Store (for customers in Costa Rica); the paperback and…

Arts and Culture
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Free ebook anthologizes 25 Tico travel stories

Robert Isenberg - April 29, 2015

[caption id="attachment_62821" align="alignright" width="400"] Courtesy of Ernesto Adduci[/caption] Writers often have “aha” moments, when a great idea springs from seemingly nowhere. Marcel Proust once smelled a sponge…

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The life and times of a very big fish: United Fruit’s Sam Zemurray

Paul M Foer - April 28, 2015

[caption id="attachment_62840" align="aligncenter" width="400"] The Tico Times[/caption] I was perusing the shelves of the Lucha Libro bookstore in Granada, Nicaragua for an interesting title about Central America…

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Franklin Chang presents dry but earnest autobiography

Robert Isenberg - January 16, 2015

[caption id="attachment_55908" align="alignright" width="300"] (Courtesy Ad Astra Rocket Company)[/caption] A young man flies down the road on his motorcycle. He’s weeping so hard that he can barely…

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‘The Family’ tells story of cult in Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - November 28, 2014

[caption id="attachment_53463" align="alignright" width="400"] Courtesy Marissa Kennerson[/caption] Whether you favor Harry Potter or Katniss Everdeen, Mary Lennox or The Three Investigators, “young adult” fiction tends to follow…

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New guidebook helps visitors appreciate Costa Rica’s capital

Robert Isenberg - November 26, 2014

[caption id="attachment_53297" align="alignright" width="393"] Courtesy Michael Miller[/caption] In the guidebook world, you have to be gutsy to title your book “The Real San José.” Gritty travelers are…

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‘South of Memories’ imagines the lives of Nicaraguan refugees

Robert Isenberg - September 20, 2014

[caption id="attachment_48337" align="alignright" width="384"] Courtesy Alonso Muñez Solís[/caption] In war, people take drastic measures. Some adopt a cause and fight. Others cling to their peaceful lives and…

Two classic short stories by Gabriel García Márquez that you should read tonight
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Two classic short stories by Gabriel García Márquez that you should read tonight

Matt Levin - April 20, 2014

Take a break this evening. After you've gone to Mass, or eaten your matzo, or taken a dip in the ocean or whatever other activity you might…

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‘Paradise Imperfect’ a competent expat memoir

Robert Isenberg - April 12, 2014

[caption id="attachment_33479" align="aligncenter" width="397"] Courtesy Margot Page[/caption] After awhile, every expat gets the same suggestion: You should write a book! Friends exclaim this revelation over wine. Mothers…

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‘Headhunters at My Doorstep’ a departure for Troost

Robert Isenberg - February 1, 2014

In 2004, J. Maarten Troost burst onto the travel-writing scene with his first book, “The Sex Lives of Cannibals.” Troost was lovable for many reasons: He was…

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