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Solamente En San Miguel, Volume I

Solamente en San Miguel, Volume IThis was our first anthology, featuring many talented writers who live in San Miguel de Allende.

It is no wonder that writers are drawn to San Miguel. You couldn’t invent this place, simmering with Mexican color and flavor while embracing flocks of tourists and a sizeable expat community. For decades writers native and foreign have tried to convey the essence of this captivating, complex town, where you can sip a decaf latte next door to a tortilla shop and in all likelihood run across a procession or fireworks on your way home, being careful not to slip on the cobblestones or step into a pothole.

This anthology is both a love letter to this unique place and its people, and a celebration of the diversity and talent of its writers. Its richly varied contributions include short stories, memoir, poetry, humor, and essays. Seven of them are presented both in their original Spanish and in English translation. For an insider’s view of San Miguel, look no further.

While Volume I is currently out of print, we plan to offer it by mid-2018 as an online e-book. We will keep you posted!

Solamente En San Miguel, Volume II

Solamente en San Miguel, Volume IIMidnight cemetery visits, building a house, barking street dogs, falling in love, Christmas shopping for the girls fromthe orphanage, ending up as a picador in a bullfight after along night in a bar, fallen women (we’re talking cobblestoneshere), tequila sunrises — and sunsets. Fiestas, frustrations, or fireworks — in the end the magic wins, hands down.

“You come, you see, you’re conquered,” as contributor Kathleen Snodgrass says. Read this book and you’ll understand why.

Look for your personal copy of Solamente En San Miguel, Volume II, in various locations in San Miguel!

Solamente En San Miguel, Volume III

Solamente en San Miguel, Volume III

Year after year, visitors flock to San Miguel de Allende to explore the city’s many delights. Now you can delve deeper into San Miguel’s alluring buena vida by reading this engaging anthology written by Mexicans and expats who have lived, worked, played or retired in San Miguel. The collected writings within this book recount the joy and confusion, marvels and surprises of living in this unique and extraordinary place.

Solamente en San Miguel: A Literary Celebration Volume III offers a dazzling array of short stories, poetry and personal essays by fifty authors including Tony Cohan, Merilyn Simonds, C.M. Mayo, Óscar Plazola, Maruja González, Manuel Carranza and Judyth Hill. From tales of a secret tunnel beneath San Miguel, a calamitous train ride through northern Mexico or a humorous nine-year quest to gain Mexican citizenship to poetry about learning to cook Mexican-style, exploring Mexican-American identity or saying an exuberant Yes! to the delicious adventure of life in San Miguel, this collection invites you to travel with her writers, and discover the enchantment of Mexico for yourself.

Find Volume III in locations throughout San Miguel.

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Año tras año muchos visitantes acuden para conocer y explorar las maravillas de San Miguel de Allende. Hoy usted puede profundizar en la atractiva vida de San Miguel leyendo esta interesante antología escrita por mexicanos y extranjeros que viven, trabajan, se divierten y aman en San Miguel. Las historias seleccionadas en este libro relatan la alegría, la confusión, las sorpresas y las maravillas de vivir en un lugar único y extraordinario.

Solamente en San Miguel: Una Celebración Literaria Volumen III le ofrece una deslumbrante variedad de cuentos, poemas y ensayos personales de cincuenta autores, entre ellos Tony Cohan, Merilyn Simonds, C.M. Mayo, Óscar Plazola, Maruja González, Alfredo Rivera Flores y Judyth Hill. Desde cuentos sobre un túnel secreto debajo de San Miguel, un calamitoso viaje en tren por el norte de México o una graciosa búsqueda de nueve años para obtener la ciudadanía mexicana, hasta la poesía en aprender a cocinar al estilo mexicano, explorar la identidad mexicano-estadounidense o decir un profuso ¡Sí! a la increíble aventura que es la vida en San Miguel. Esta colección de historias le invita a viajar con sus escritores y descubrir el encanto de México.

El Volumen III está disponible en varias tiendas en San Miguel.