BOOK PRESENTATION & READING

Guatemala novel

Monday. BOOK PRESENTATION & READING (English) XOCOMIL, The Winds of Atitlán by David Mohrmann. This novel spans what many historians term the Guatemalan Civil War. The story begins and ends at Lake Atitlán. In between this epic novel takes the reader from traditional Mayan villages through the war-torn mountains of Guatemala; from cornfields in Kansas through the jungles of Vietnam; from […]

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Trekking the Cuchumatanes

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There is a saying among well-traveled foreigners in Guatemala: Todo es posible aquí, y nada es seguro (All is possible here, and nothing is for certain). The Maya people, of course, know all about uncertainty. As a novelist, I have recounted of some terrible events that happened throughout the Cuchumatanes Mountains during the 1980s, and often wondered if time would […]

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BOOK ALERT: Xocomil, The Winds of Atitlán

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A novel by David Mohrmann. “Xocomil” (show-coh-MEEL) spans what most historians term the Guatemalan Civil War. That, unfortunately, does not begin to describe how it was experienced by the oppressed indigenous Mayas. The novel begins and ends at Lake Atitlán. It travels from traditional Mayan villages through the war-torn mountains of Guatemala; from cornfields in Kansas through the jungles of […]

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