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  • Goodbye to All Thatby Sari Botton

    Seal Press 2013; US$ 16.00

    Winner of a Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year Award In 1967, Joan Didion wrote an essay called Goodbye to All That , a work of such candid and penetrating prose that it soon became the gold standard for personal essays. Like no other story before it, Didion?s tale of loving and leaving New York captured the mesmerizing allure Manhattan has always... more...

  • How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirtby Mick Conefrey

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 10.99

    Ever wondered how to cook a locust or sweet-talk a cannibal? Welcome to the captivating world of female explorers – women just as inspiring, brave, and occasionally downright strange as all the Shackletons, Mallorys, and Livingstones. Discover who dressed up as a Tibetan peasant to explore Asia and why you shouldn?t let a gorilla near your bedroom.... more...

  • In Brazilby Fran Bryson

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 23.99

    In Brazil, you can commune with spirits and dance with gods. In Brazil, you can learn a lot about life?s possibilities. Seven years of travel in Brazil saw Fran Bryson?s fascination with the country develop into something of an obsession with its culture, religions, and history. During many journeys from her island home in Australia, she explored... more...

  • An Inland Voyageby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1904; US$ 3.99

    Robert Louis Stevenson's 1878 travelogue, An Inland Voyage , details his canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876. Pioneering new ground in outdoor literature, this was Stevenson's first book. He had decided to become free from his parent's financial support so that he might freely pursue the woman he loved; to support himself he... more...

  • Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon: Volume Iby Henry Fielding

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Best known for his novels Tom Jones and Amelia, Henry Fielding was also an intrepid traveler and explorer who used his journeys around the world as fodder for his sprawling, picaresque works of fiction. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, Volume I collects Fielding's impressions of his trip to Portugal's capital. A must-read for fans of lively travel... more...

  • A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings in Australia in 1852-53by Ellen Clacy

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    This fascinating travelogue details the visit of author Ellen Clacy to the massive gold mines that were erected in Australia in the nineteenth century. Twenty-year-old Clacy's visit wasn't a genteel carriage tour -- she camped under the stars and walked hundreds of miles with her brother en route to the mining operations at Bendigo. An engaging... more...

  • The Lands of the Saracenby Bayard Taylor

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    The Jezreel Valley in present-day Israel is a fertile basin surrounded by mountain ranges that is home to several sites featured in the Bible. In 1852, American poet and travel writer Bayard Taylor undertook an arduous journey across a number of regions in the Middle East and Africa, part of which is recounted in this engrossing volume. more...

  • Le Petit Parisien : lectures et conversations françaises sur tous les sujets de la vie pratiqueby Richard Kron; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Il y a déjà bien des années ? je venais de terminer mes études pour le baccalauréat ? lorsque je résolus de me rendre à Paris pour y suivre les cours et les conférences de la Sorbonne, du Collège de France et de l'École des Chartes, afin de compléter non seulement mon bagage scientifique, mais aussi pour me perfectionner, par le contact... more...

  • The Lost Islandby Alfred van Cleef; S. J. Leinbach

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    A striking narrative of a man's inadvertent discovery of the life force that persists in the most secluded of places--and isolated of beings After the death of his father, Alfred Van Cleef--the last of a family of Dutch Jews--learns that he is unable to have children. Seeking the remotest spot on the planet, far from the gleefully reproducing couples... more...

  • Lost in Mongoliaby Tad Friend

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 19.00

    Find yourself in the midst of a heated battle over a sitcom laugh track. Learn to get away with spectacular crimes. Get lost with the reindeer people in the mountains of Mongolia. In Lost in Mongolia a collection of Tad Friend's most original, witty, and wide-ranging articles and essays from The New Yorker, Esquire, and Outside we are taken... more...