Greetings from Gringotenango

SKU: 9781450546461

"Greetings from Gringotenango" is a compilation of short stories about the interesting lives of some of the many characters from all corners of the globe who have ventured upon the magical and mythical waters of Guatemala's Lake Atitlan -- a sacred place called the "umbilicus of the world" by the native Mayans. Read the incredible stories of these fascinating people who now call Lake Atitlan -- called "the most beautiful lake in the world" by travel writers -- their home. Written by Bellows Falls Native Garry Harrington, Bellows Falls Union High School Class of '78. Garry Kent Harrington began his career as a writer nearly 35 years ago, when, at the age of 13, he wrote a column on youth baseball for a small, weekly newspaper in his hometown of Bellows Falls, Vermont. From this, he developed a passion for writing, particularly sportswriting, which he went on to do while in high school as a correspondent for the nearest daily newspaper, The Brattleboro Reformer. After graduating from Bellows Falls Union High in 1978 and going on to receive a bachelor’s degree in journalism from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont, he returned to the Reformer for the next 15 years, raising a family and eventually becoming sports editor. He later moved on to become sports editor at the rival Keene Sentinel in neighboring Keene, New Hampshire, a position he held for six years. He then decided to branch out as a freelance writer, with credits to his name in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and the Kansas City Star, among others. He currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, though despite still struggling with his Spanish, makes frequent trips back to Guatemala and Lake Atitlan, where, he, too, has felt the calling of a place known as the “umbilicus of the world.” 


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