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Refreshingly tender and funny,
This review is from: The Mango Orchard: Travelling Back to the Secret Heart of Mexico (Hardcover)So extraordinary are the characters and the events in this book that you forget you are reading a non-fiction work. This book is a gem, it had me anywhere from the edge of my seat to chuckling out loud but through it all there are many touching moments full of love and tenderness.
This book bridges geographical, political and cultural borders so easily that you feel a strange sense of familiarity amongst the characters in the book, perhaps this is because the people are closely observed and well written that they come alive so vividly.
In addition, the prose is excellent and the structure of the story unfolds at a good pace so that you are never bored and though the story ends perfectly, you are still left wanting to know more about what has happened to everyone in the book since.