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MamaBookThe View from Casa Chepitos: A Journey Beyond the Border is due for release on September 15th! Read further for a synopsis and to hear what people are saying about my memoir.

On a ten-day a visit to San Miguel de Allende, Judith Gille falls in love…with a hot pink house on a rundown alleyway. Without consulting her husband or knowing how she’s going to pay for it, she makes the owners a full price offer.

Despite a bumpy start in the new culture, Gille and her family eventually befriend their neighbors on callejón de Chepito and form a close bond with the Cordova clan. As their affection for the lively Mexican family grows, so do the complications of their cross-cultural relationship. When the oldest daughter seeks to cross the border illegally, the lives of the two families become inextricably entwined.

The View from Casa Chepitos puts a human face on the immigration controversy and paints an intimate portrait of Mexican life. But the story also explores the deeper issues women of all ages and cultures face: affirming their self-worth and purpose, building enduring relationships, and discovering where it is they truly belong.


“Judith Gille offers a clear-eyed look at making a new life for oneself in another country. Setting her new existence against the one she left behind, she finds revelations at every turn.”

—Tony Cohan, author of On Mexican Time and Mexican Days.

“Reminiscent of Frances Mayes’ Under the Tuscan Sun, Judith Gille tells us in elegant and evocative prose, how a tourist becomes a traveler and how a place where we were once a stranger can become home.”

— Mary Morris, author of Nothing to Declare.


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