The first book on my reading list is O'Henry's "Cabbages and Kings". It was first published in 1904, and it was written by O'Henry while he was in exile, actually on the lam, in Honduras trying to avoid arrest in the USA. It takes place in the fictional country of Anchuria (Honduras) and in the town of Coralio (La Ceiba). It's extremely humorous, and I'm sure my North Coast friends will enjoy it while cuddled in their hammocks with a bottle of Flor de Cana in one hand and the sounds of spider monkeys and toucans in the background.
I must admit that I'm biased as O'Henry was born and raised in my hometown of Greensboro, NC