This book accomplishes perhaps one of the most important parts of travel books: inspiring wanderlust and making the reader want to travel to the places where the book takes place.(4 of 5 stars)
Bryanna Plog, Travel book Reviewer, USA
Have you ever wanted to get rid of everything you own and move someplace unfamiliar?
This is a true modern-day immigration tale of how Norwegian Karethe and her Mexican husband Jaime left a North American city of millions for a small, rural mountain town in Andalucía. What are the challenges of a transatlantic move in the 21st century? Will an outsider ever be fully welcomed, especially when settling in a very Catholic, hyper-traditional community located way off the freeway system? Take the leap with Karethe and Jaime and discover a world of priceless riches, where passions and tempers run high, kisses are abundant, and where “Help thy neighbour” really means something.
Casita 26 – Searching for a Slice of Andalusian Paradise by Karethe Linaae was first released in the USA in the spring of 2019 and is now part of the permanent collection in the American Library of Congress.
In February 2023 the Andalusian publisher Editorial La Serranía is releasing the first Spanish version of the book – Casita 26 – En busca de un pedacito de paraíso Andaluz. At the same time, they will release the second English edition of the book.
Casita 26 can be classified as Travel/Memoirs literature in line with Francis Mayes writings on Tuscany and Chris Stewart’s accounts of Las Alpujarras. The book follows a move from a North American city of millions to a small, rural town in Andalucía. Casita 26 is dedicated to the people of Ronda. The book illustrations are by rondeña artist Virgínia Jiménez Perez.
Bryanna Plog Makes You Want to Travel
Casita 26 has amongst others been read in New York, Delhi, Nunavut, London, Tromsø, Seattle, Kyoto, Budapest, Oslo, Brussel, Guadalajara, Whistler, Seville, Ottawa, Reykjavik, Michigan, Pergine, York, Tokyo, Vancouver, Athens, Colima, Toronto, Lisbon, Tofino and Madrid. Please join the C 26 journey!