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Radio Shangri-La

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Radio Shangri-La: What I Discovered on my Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307453037
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Published: Crown - April 3rd, 2012

Napoli took time off from her job at NPR to help the isolated Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan set up a radio station. This touching memoir is full of moving and humorous people and situations as Napoli navigates a total cultural divide and a personal turning point. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

The Sinner's Grand Tour: A Journey Through the Historical Underbelly of Europe

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ISBN: 9780307592187
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Published: Crown - May 10th, 2011

Indulge your inner libertine and read this book! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner

A Geek in Japan

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Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony Cover Image
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ISBN: 9784805311295
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Tuttle Publishing - June 10th, 2011

Excellent book on Japanese culture, lifestyle and travel. If you're interested in Japanese culture, read this book. If you're visiting Japan, read this book. Lots of colorful pictures and short explanations on everything Japanese. Plus an excellent chapter on touring Tokyo. The author has an informative and fun website on Japan too. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky

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The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: An American Woman's Adventures in the Oldest City on Earth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767930512
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Published: Crown - July 5th, 2011

After a brief job teaching journalism at a newspaper in Sana'a, Yemen, Manhattan journalist Steil returned as editor-in-chief. Her adjustment to this strict Arabic country reveals a complex culture and people little understood by Americans. A fascinating book. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

The Places in Between

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ISBN: 9780156031561
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Published: Mariner Books - May 8th, 2006

The timing could not be much better for us all to revisit the amazing-walking- journey reporter Rory Stewart undertook across the deep snow covered mountains and between the disparate villages of Afghanistan in 2002. The Places In Between is notable not merely for the sheer brazen, foolhardy guts displayed by Stewart in taking on such an expedition, but even more so for the invaluable insight that his trip provides. The variety of cultures, geography and religious views encountered showcases the many daunting challenges faced by US soldiers in the current war effort. ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine

Stones of Aran

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Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage Cover Image
By Tim Robinson, Robert Macfarlane (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781590172773
Availability: Backordered
Published: NYRB Classics - August 5th, 2008

Should you want to take a very specific and poetic journey to the Aran Islands in your armchair,this is the book for you. Geology, myth and local character are the paints used in this gorgeous and very detailed canvas. I found myself hearing the voice of the author as if accompanying a breathtaking historical film. ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank


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