5 1/4 x 8
Pub date Jan 2001
ON MEXICAN TIME
A New Life in San Miguel
by Tony Cohan
An American writer and his wife find a new home—and a new lease on life—in the charming sixteenth-century hill town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
When Los Angeles novelist Tony Cohan and his artist wife, Masako, visited central Mexico one winter they fell under the spell of a place where the pace of life is leisurely, the cobblestone streets and sun-splashed plazas are enchanting, and the sights and sounds of daily fiestas fill the air. Awakened to needs they didn’t know they had, they returned to California, sold their house and cast off for a new life in San Miguel de Allende. On Mexican Time is Cohan's evocatively written memoir of how he and his wife absorb the town's sensual ambiance, eventually find and refurbish a crumbling 250-year-old house, and become entwined in the endless drama of Mexican life. Brimming with mystery, joy, and hilarity, On Mexican Time is a stirring, seductive celebration of another way of life—a tale of Americans who, finding a home in Mexico, find themselves anew.
"A seductive (but never sentimental) journey into a different way of life. Readers, pack your bags." —Entertainment Weekly
"Cohan describes life in Mexico as intimate, voluptuous, sense-driven, a phrase that also describes <i>On Mexican Time<i>." —Boston Sunday Globe
"<i>On Mexican Time<i> is more than a travelogue, more than a vicarious journey for the reader. It is a gentle reminder to examine our lives and weed out the unnecessary, the chaotic, and the frivolous." —Tennessean