Alvarado, Elvia. Don’t Be Afraid, Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart. New York: Harper and Row, 1989. An excellent and often unsettling account of life as a poor peasant woman in rural Honduras.
Joe, Barbara E. Triumph & Hope: Golden Years with the Peace Corps in Honduras. BookSurge Publishing, 2008. A recounting of the author’s experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras in the 1960s.
Nazario, Sonia. Enrique’s Journey. New York: Random House, 2006. Los Angeles Times reporter Sonia Nazario recreates the true story of Enrique’s harrowing journey from Honduras to the United States as a teenager, in an effort to reunite with his mother who left for the United States when he was only five.
Pine, Adrienne. Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. As crime rates rise across Honduras, the publication of this analysis on the roots of violence in Honduras is particularly timely.
Yuscarán, Guillermo. Gringos in Honduras: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Nuevo Sol Publications, 1995. Otherwise known as William Lewis, Yuscarán has written several volumes of short stories about his adopted country, as well as two interesting short histories, one on foreigners who have lived in Honduras and the second about Honduras’s best-known painter.
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