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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...

  • 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...

  • The Best American Travel Writing 2011by Sloane Crosley; Jason Wilson

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 14.95

    A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2010. more...

  • Fresh Air Fiendby Paul Theroux

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 15.95

    Paul Theroux's first collection of essays and articles devoted entirely to travel writing, FRESH AIR FIEND touches down on five continents and floats through most seas in between to deliver a literary adventure of the first order, with the incomparable Paul Theroux as a guide. From the crisp quiet of a solitary week spent in the snowbound Maine woods... more...

  • Latinalicious: The South America Diariesby Becky Wicks

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 17.56

    She's lifted the burqa on Dubai, and ate, preyed and loved Bali. Now Becky Wicks heads to South America for a bit of LATINALICIOUS ! In her latest laugh-out-loud travel memoir, intrepid traveller Becky Wicks sets her sights on both the natural and - ahem! - man-made attractions of South America, and discovers that while gauchos aren't always hot,... more...

  • Olive Farmby Carol Drinkwater

    Overlook 2001; US$ 9.99

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

  • The Other Side of Paradiseby Julia Cooke

    Seal Press 2014; US$ 17.00

    Change looms in Havana, Cuba's capital, a city electric with uncertainty yet cloaked in cliché, 90 miles from U.S. shores and off-limits to most Americans. Journalist Julia Cooke, who lived there at intervals over a period of five years, discovered a dynamic scene: baby-faced anarchists with Mohawks gelled with laundry soap, whiskey-drinking children... 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$ 9.99

    "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...