Favorite Mexico Books

On Mexican Time:

A New Life in San Miguel

Review by Tom Stone

Just finished reading a good book about living in Mexico. The title is "On Mexican Time", written by Tony Cohan. It's about a middle-age couple, a writer (the author) and an artist, his wife, from LA who make a decision to get away from the smog, crime and traffic for a getaway in San Miguel de Allende. They unexpectedly love the place and the story begins by recounting their decision to sell their home in LA and relocate to Mexico.

Cohan introduces the reader to a number of colorful characters who are woven in and out of the lives of he and his wife Masako as they move over time from a hotel, to a small house, and finally to a home they purchased and redid in "the restoration from hell." The author skillfully makes his characters live through his mixing of the unique culture, life style and personal characteristics of a people who students of Mexico have come to love.

Tony Cohan is a writer who clearly loves Mexico and writes with the skill that makes it come alive on the pages of his book.

Tom Stone

Lorena's note: About himself, Tom says: "I am 53 so we are looking at alternatives and reading everything we can find. I also finished "Under the Tabachin Tree" this week, which I learned about from your site. I look forward to an update of the web site. It is always informative and entertaining."

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