Paradise Imperfect: An American Family Moves to the Costa Rican Mountains

paradise imperfectby Margot Page

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Margot and Anthony were ordinary parents. With two jobs and three kids, there was soccer and carpool and too much to do, and a little chronic stress about money. Then one night, following a day that was a regular amount of hectic, Margot had an idea: “I think we should move to Costa Rica.” Seven weeks later, there they were, jobless on top of a mountain, hours from the nearest paved road.

This witty, insightful memoir of a family's struggle to right itself in a leafy new world is about parenting and privilege, loneliness and connection. It’s about what happens when a stressed-out technology professional escapes with her loved ones to an idyllic mountaintop...and finds that even when everything changes, some things remain the same.

About the Author

Margot is a writer, a sometime-traveler, and a Pacific Northwest native who remembers what the region felt like before Microsoft, Starbucks, and Amazon. Margot is a graduate of Whitman College. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her family.

Product Details

    Paperback: 278 pages
    Publisher: Yellow House Press; Original edition (November 19, 2013)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0615893643
    ISBN-13: 978-0615893648
    Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches