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The Tico Times’ second book pays homage to Costa Rican life and language
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The Tico Times’ second book pays homage to Costa Rican life and language

The Tico Times - December 5, 2016

The Tico Times Publications Group is pleased to announce that its second book, “Love in Translation: Letters to my Costa Rican Daughter,” is now available worldwide. The…

5 questions for a U.S. writer in Costa Rica
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Arts & Culture
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5 questions for a U.S. writer in Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - November 6, 2016

Mary Smathers grew up and spent her entire life in the San Francisco Bay Area. On a trip to Costa Rica, however, she and her husband fell in love…

Mobile library brings books and more to Limón communities
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Arts and Culture
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Mobile library brings books and more to Limón communities

Kristel Segeren - September 27, 2016

The heat is shimmering on this late Friday morning in the sleepy town of Cahuita on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. As I drive towards the sea, a…

In love with language: An interview with U.S. poet Mary Jo Bang
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In love with language: An interview with U.S. poet Mary Jo Bang

The Tico Times - September 5, 2016

For a book-lover who sometimes feels a bit constrained by the shrink-wrapped volumes in many of Costa Rica’s bookstores, the International Book Fair is unquestionably Christmas Day. For…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 2, 2016

The International Book Fair kicks off tomorrow at the Antigua Aduana in east-central San José. Visit just to stroll through the aisles and browse titles from publishing…

The elegance of Quince Duncan: a chat with the celebrated writer
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Arts and Culture
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The elegance of Quince Duncan: a chat with the celebrated writer

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - August 29, 2016

About six years ago, when I was a just novice getting my feet wet in research about slavery in colonial Costa Rica, I managed to get an…

Isabel Allende: ‘I love my dog unconditionally, but never the man I’m sleeping with’
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Arts and Culture
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Isabel Allende: ‘I love my dog unconditionally, but never the man I’m sleeping with’

Lisa Bonos | The Washington Post - January 16, 2016

Novelist Isabel Allende is 73 years old and newly single. Allende — author of "The House of the Spirits" and 20 other books that often explore love, family…

John Ross and the responsibility of being a ‘rebel reporter’
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Arts and Culture
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John Ross and the responsibility of being a ‘rebel reporter’

The Tico Times - December 18, 2015

Anyone who’s done a lot of journalism work in Latin America in the past 30 years has likely bumped into the late John Ross at some point.…

‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Day of the Devils
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Arts and Culture
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‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Day of the Devils

The Tico Times - December 6, 2015

The bull wagged its head side to side. Its feet dragged in the dirt. Men yelled and chanted. They jumped up and down. They thrust their pelvises.…

‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Moving Pictures
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Arts and Culture
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‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Moving Pictures

The Tico Times - November 29, 2015

“Try this one on,” said the energetic young costumer. She handed me an earth-toned blazer. I slipped my arms through the sleeves and was relieved that it…