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  • Even the Smallest Crab Has Teeth: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Storiesby Jane Albritton

    Travelers' Tales 2013; US$ 18.95

    From land-locked Afghanistan to the smallest of islands in the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean, stories by peace Corps Volunteers from this region come from (mostly) Hindu IndiaŚ1,269,210 square miles worth of democracy patched together from princely statesŚConfucian Korea, Muslim Indonesia and Buddhist Thailand. Imagine delivering a babyŚwith the... more...

  • Old Men Can't Waitby Simon Gandolfi

    Arcadia Books Limited 2013; US$ 10.19

    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...

  • 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...

  • Very Californiaby Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

    Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 16.95

    A fisherman on the Santa Monica Pier. The vineyards of Napa Valley. Surfers in Malibu. An Indian village in Yosemite and the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset. Artist Diana Gessler captures the color and character of our third largest and most populous state. In lively watercolors, sketches, and stories, Gessler shares her adventures on the road, driving... 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...

  • Olive Farmby Carol Drinkwater

    Overlook 2001; US$ 9.99

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

  • Beyond the Black Stumpby Andrew Stevenson

    Constable & Robinson 2014;

    A seasoned traveller, travel writer Andrew Stevenson is unafraid of the unconventional. Whilst most people visiting Australia tread the well worn path from the Sydney Opera House to Cairns up the East Coast, Andrew disappeared into the Australian outback in search of the original Australians - the Aboriginal People. "If you want to meet them nowadays,... more...

  • Annapurna Circuitby Andrew Stevenson

    Constable & Robinson 2014;

    Many disenchanted Westerners have gone to the Himalayas in search of renewal, but no one has written about the experience as perceptively and personally as Andrew Stevenson in Annapurna Circuit. A traveller all his life, Stevenson responds to people and places with an openness unique to the cultural nomad - his portraits of the men, women and... more...