Book set in Panama

Dec 8th, 2014, 05:22 PM
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Book set in Panama

I always like to read books set where I am going. And our next big trip is a Panama Canal cruise. I plan to read David McCullogh's book "Land Between the Seas", but I would also love some suggestions of fiction books set in Panama (or other ports of call - Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Columbia). Any ideas?
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Dec 8th, 2014, 06:00 PM
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'The Tailor of Panama', by John le Carré.

Don't be tempted to watch the movie instead. A good illustration of why the books are often better.
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Dec 8th, 2014, 06:03 PM
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Anything by Columbian author Gabriel García Márquez. A particular favorite of mine is 'Love in the Time of Cholera'.
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Dec 8th, 2014, 07:01 PM
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Whatever you do, don't let any of the fiction recommended cause you to procrastinate about "Path Between the Seas" (a really big fat book after all - so you might be tempted). It's an excellent book, engaging for all - even nonengineers like me - and will enhance your trip to the canal immeasurably.
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Dec 10th, 2014, 02:46 PM
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It sounds like we are on the same itinerary set for next March (Royal Caribbean).
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