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‘Green Grows the Grass’ explores darker side of Costa Rican life

The Tico Times - January 28, 2015

[caption id="attachment_56924" align="alignright" width="409"] (Courtesy of Rough Water Press)[/caption] When we meet Dr. Katherine Stewart, she has arrived in Costa Rica, and she is pondering the mysterious…

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Franklin Chang presents dry but earnest autobiography

The Tico Times - 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

The Tico Times - 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

The Tico Times - 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…

Family of photographers to release book of aerial landscapes
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Family of photographers to release book of aerial landscapes

The Tico Times - November 24, 2014

Depending on where you are, Costa Rica seems flat, hilly, or mountainous. In turns, the country feels wet, dry, sandy, rocky, grassy, mossy, boggy, muddy, misty, sloped,…

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Lonely Planet guide documents a changing Central America

The Tico Times - November 11, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I was riding in the back of a van through rural Guatemala, and I noticed the German guy next to me flipping…

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‘South of Memories’ imagines the lives of Nicaraguan refugees

The Tico Times - 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…

Former expat in Costa Rica launches novel about Vietnam
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Former expat in Costa Rica launches novel about Vietnam

The Tico Times - August 27, 2014

In a way, “Palawan Story” is a novel about a clerical error: When young Kim escapes Vietnam during the civil war, she arrives in the Philippines. But…

15 things not to miss at Costa Rica’s International Book Fair
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15 things not to miss at Costa Rica’s International Book Fair

Fabiola Pomareda - August 23, 2014

Every book lover will have her own reasons to go: perusing new novels, learning of older authors or simply walking through a leafy jungle of hundreds of…

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Self-published author lands book deal for Costa Rica-set trilogy

The Tico Times - May 3, 2014

  [caption id="attachment_35679" align="aligncenter" width="395"] Courtesy Kamel Press[/caption] One day in 2006, Albert Correia decided to write fiction. He had little experience. He had never published anything.…