Travel Literature

I'm a Stranger Here Myself

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I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767903820
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Published: Broadway Books - June 6th, 2000

Nostalgic, funny, and poignant; Bryson's insightful commentary on American culture is neatly broken down into a series of easily digestible essays. His stinging sense of humor will appeal to a wide variety of readers.

Chasing the Sea

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Chasing the Sea: Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia (Vintage Departures) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375727542
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Published: Vintage - October 12th, 2004

A brilliant travelogue by one of the preeminent writers of his generation. Bissell reports with heartfelt insight and brilliant detail the history of Central Asia and his own modern-day (mis)adventures. A love letter, history lesson, and clarion call all in one book!

Time To Keep Silence

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By Patrick Leigh Fermor, Karen Armstrong (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781590172445
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 30th, 2007

"But that first arcanum that a stranger penetrates after staying for a time in a monastery--the slow and cumulative spell of healing quietness--has lost none of its magic." Patrick Leigh Fermor wrote these words in A Time to Keep Silence, first published in 1957 and now available in a new edition. If a book can literally be a gem, Fermor's eloquent chronicle of his retreats to monasteries in France and Turkey is a priceless jewel indeed. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray

Trafficking in Sheep

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ISBN: 9780881506365
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Published: Countryman Press - May 17th, 2006

I picked up this book because of my interest in sheep and in Nova Scotia, and became immersed in the author's multi-faceted life. Fascinating and impressive, this book shows you just how many lives you can live if you put your mind to it! A good read for the armchair adventurer. ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank

Imagined London

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Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City (National Geographic Directions) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780792242079
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Published: National Geographic - January 17th, 2006

Classic Quindlen... her fluid style and witty descriptions take us on a tour of London's literary highlights. She has an uncanny way of capturing the charms, quirks, oddities and routines of this great city. As with literature about London, there is always juxtaposition... Busy versus Calm, Old versus New, Elite versus Common, Hidden versus Public.

Quindlen writes, "One of the most exciting things about London is how it honors those who labor in the salt mine of words." Of course there is Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey, but it's her tour of little blue enamel plaques, which identify the places and buildings where some great literary enterprise has taken place that you want to take.

It's hard to believe that Quindlen only knew London 'at a distance and through words' until she was 40 when she made her first trip that wasn't through the pages in a novel. Her appreciation of London's people, places, writers and words isn't imagined it's real.


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