During the aftermath of Mexico’s 1968 student massacre, two former lovers rekindle their romance—a spontaneous act with lifelong repercussions.
A novel, Georgia’s Hope by Marietta Ackenbom, follows the journey of a young white woman in the 1960s. After taking in three young back Mexican orphans, she gives up her upper-middle-class privilege when taking a stand for social and racial justice. Marietta was editor of the Our Yucatan anthology last year.
And Hamaca is proud to have gotten Ralf Hollmann’s consent to publish the fifth edition of The Modern Yucatan Dictionary, which is a ongoing work by the Canadian-born author. At times outrageous, this no-holds-barred work runs the gamut, from everyday vocabulary to the vulgar slang that will go right over the head of anyone whose Spanish isn’t specifically Yucatecan. Words like tuch, xic, mulix, samaare, and uay are used in everyday speech, baffling newcomers, but absolutely normal here.
Dr. B (Lorraine Baillie Bowie), whose Merida-based blog Totally Win at Love, brings her years of clinical experience to her latest project. The Science of Finding Love that Lasts explains the role of DNA and social biology in connecting with others. Written for singles who are serial monogamists, the book is useful to anyone who wants to understand themselves and others.
Befitting a book that draws from the world’s cuisines, Elizabeth Arnott’s spectacular Detox Maintenance Recipe Collection is now available in Spanish. The Merida author, a British expat who plays violin for the Yucatan Symphony, has adopted the “Superfoods Lifestyle” by excluding dairy, wheat, red meat and alcohol from her diet. Equally important, she emphasizes various superfoods in her daily menu planning. Now, the secrets of these superfoods are available in two languages.
Mayan Baked Fish or Moroccan Fish Tajine. Goan Prawn Curry or Sag Aloo. Apricot Sorbet or Sticky Baked Bananas. Dishes from around the world, all part of your detox lifestyle. Out with unhealthy ingredients and in with Superfoods.