About Gringa in a Strange LandGringa in a Strange Land brings back the exhilarating and confusing time of the “counterculture” in the early 1970’s.
Erica Mason, an American woman living in Mexico, is torn between working to become an artist and the lure of the drug culture.
Set mostly in the colonial city of Merida in the Yucatan peninsula, the story also moves among Mayan ruins, laid-back beaches and the cities of Belize and Oaxaca.
A host of bohemian expats and Mexicans, and the complex character of Mexico itself, infuse this portrait-of-the-artist-as-a-young-American, culminating in an unexpected resolution.
Sadly I couldn't get into this one. I do not think that it was the right book for me so I will not give it a rating. I will pass on writing a review and link a few blogs that have also reviewed it, both good and bad, so that you can make up your own mind. I do not wish to offend the writer Linda Dahl, but I just wasn't the target audience for Gringa.
My Reading Room's Review
Jen's Book Talk
The Book Connection