How do you say “poor thing” in Spanish?

Oaxaca Stories in Cloth

I’ve traveled a lot in Latin American countries. Peru, Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico—all countries where Spanish is the common language. And yet I’ve never learned Spanish. Oh, enough to ask where is this and do you have that and how are you and so forth—but I can’t really follow a conversation or respond intelligently. I’ve made […]

Twenty shopping days until . . .

Just a year ago today, Thrums Books released Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu. It was such a pleasure working with the author, Libby Van Buskirk, who had deeply researched the folk tales and folkways of the Peruvian highlands during her many years of travel in that country. And the illustrator, Angel Callañaupa, a Quechua […]