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  • Old Men Can't Waitby Simon Gandolfi

    Arcadia Books Limited 2013; US$ 5.82

    Run down by three trucks, leg in plaster, not a good first day... So begins septuagenarian Simon Gandolfi's ten-month ride on a pizza delivery bike, from the tip of South America to New York. This epic exploration of thirteen countries takes Gandolfi across desert and over mountains, through the Amazon forest and the length of the Appalachians. Guide... more...

  • Gather the Fruit One by One: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Storiesby Pat Alter; Bernie Alter

    Travelers' Tales 2013; US$ 18.95

    Take some Inca, Aztec, Maya, and Moche, mix in Spanish, French, English, Dutch and Danish, stir it to the rhythmic beat of Africa and what do you get? A zesty brew, expressed in a callaloo soup of language, food, music, and religion. So much passion, so much sorrow. What seems familiar in the Americas often is not. For Peace Corps Volunteers, there... more...

  • 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...

  • One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Storiesby Aaron Barlow

    Travelers' Tales 2013; US$ 18.95

    Africa is a complicated place, and the Peace Corps Volunteers who have worked in 43 African nations have seen it all: from public executions to public celebrations to life in a time of AIDS. This heartfelt collection is the first of its kind to chronicle 50 years of Peace Corps service. Stories range from poignant to hilarious, involve political intrigue... more...

  • Olive Farmby Carol Drinkwater

    Overlook 2001; US$ 9.99

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA. more...

  • Looking for Alaskaby Peter Jenkins

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    More than twenty years ago, a disillusioned college graduate named Peter Jenkins set out with his dog Cooper to look for himself and his nation. His memoir of what he found, A Walk Across America , captured the hearts of millions of Americans. Now, Peter is a bit older, married with a family, and his journeys are different than they were. Perhaps... more...

  • McCarthy's Barby Pete McCarthy

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    "It was half past five in the morning as I lurched through the front door of the B&B. Mrs. O'Sullivan appeared just in time to see me pause to admire the luminous Virgin holy water stand with integral night-light, and knock it off the wall. Politely declining the six rounds of ham sandwiches on the tray she was holding, I edged gingerly along the... more...

  • Long Way Roundby Ewan McGregor; Charley Boorman

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs, their troubles started. Exhaustion, injury and accidents tested their strength. Treacherous roads,... more...

  • Long Way Downby Charley Boorman; Ewan McGregor

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an inspirational UNICEF visit to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth. And so they set off on their 15,000-mile journey with... more...

  • Queens' Countryby Paul Burston

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    The gay community'. For years Paul Burston has heard talk of this fabled people, whose votes are wooed by politicians, whose pink pounds are courted by advertising executives and whose alternative lifestyle is derided by defenders of family values. But he's never been quite sure who they were. So he decided to set off and try to find them for himself.... more...