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"Thank you for writing such a beautiful book. Your writing is removed of all sentimentalism, and that is good because there isn't any other way to tell the truth." A reader of Maya Roads Northern California Book Award 2012 Best Creative Nonfiction National Geographic Traveler Book of the Month Chatelaine (Canada) Editor's pick


Background Information

 I wrote Maya Roads after thirty years of traveling in the rainforest region of southern Mexico and northern Guatemala, not only as a journalist but also because I am deeply taken by all culture Maya, ancient and modern. I don't avoid the violence that has ripped that part of the world with revolution and civil war, describing what I have seen; but I travel too in order to find the sacred Maya sites, and to wonder at the ancient cities that speak even in ruins.

Accomplishments

National Geographic Traveler Book of the Month http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/trip-lit/maya-roads/
Chatelaine - Canada's largest women's magazine - Editor's Pick
Excellent reviews: Kirkus, Booklist, Publisher's Weekly
Chris Robinson Travel Show

Additional Information

Radio interviews: Peter Greenberg Worldwide; The Fairness Doctrine; Punto de Encuentro Revista Radial. Coming up: Radio Café with Charlotte Domandi (Santa Fe); KWMR, Point Reyes. Online at the World Affairs Council: http://bit.ly/ogYK7q Andy Ross Ask the Agent interview: http://bit.ly/axrF0 What's Up El Salvador? http://bit.ly/pMEbc1

Favorite Links

Maya Roads
Maya Roads: One Woman's Journey Among the People of the Rainforest Appearance schedule, reviews, additional reading, contact

Mary Jo McConahay's GlobeWatch
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Mary Jo McConahay
My personal website -- narrative journalism, documentary films






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