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  • Previous Convictionsby A.A. Gill

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 13.50

    Critic, essayist and cultural savant A.A. Gill is probably the most widely read columnist in Britain. His books The Angry Island and A.A. Gill is away have found delighted fans in America as well, and sparked a loyal following. His new book of travel essays, Previous Convictions, ranges from Gill's nearby domestic locales of Glastonbury and... more...

  • A Tramp Abroadby Mark Twain; Dave Eggers

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    In A Tramp Abroad , Mark Twain?s unofficial sequel to The Innocents Abroad , the author records his hilarious and diverse observations and insights while on a fifteen-month walking trip through Central Europe and the Alps. ?Here you have Twain?s inimitable mix,? writes Dave Eggers in his Introduction, ?of the folksy and the effortlessly erudite,... more...

  • Two in the Wildby Susan Fox Rogers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Thelma and Louise get sporty (and survive) in this anthology of true stories about women whose idea of fun involves sharing adventures--big and small--in the great outdoors. In essays that not only take you to mountains, forests, lakes, and rivers but also explore the powerful and intimate bond of female companionship, the editor of Solo: On Her Own... more...

  • Sun After Darkby Pico Iyer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    One of the best travel writers now at work in the English language brings back the sights and sounds from a dozen different frontiers. A cryptic encounter in the perfumed darkness of Bali; a tour of a Bolivian prison, conducted by an enterprising inmate; a nightmarish taxi ride across southern Yemen, where the men with guns may be customs inspectors... more...

  • Americanaby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    Harley-Davidson bikers . . . Grand Canyon river rats. . .Mormon archaeologists. . . Spelling bee prodigies? For more than fifteen years, best-selling author and historian Hampton Sides has traveled widely across the continent exploring the America that lurks just behind the scrim of our mainstream culture. Reporting for Outside , The New Yorker... more...

  • Time and Tideby Frank Conroy

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    Frank Conroy first visited Nantucket with a gang of college friends in 1955. They came on a whim, and for Conroy it was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with this "small, relaxed oasis in the ocean." This book, part travel diary, part memoir, is a hauntingly evocative and personal journey through Nantucket: its sweeping dunes, rugged moors,... more...

  • The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnicby Kinky Friedman

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.95

    The Barenaked Essentials Like most other busy cities these days, Austin is not very effectively traversed by foot. Indeed, if you're crazy enough to try, you might very well find yourself getting T-boned by a shuttle bus. There are places you can walk, jog, loiter, or hop around angrily in a circle, and we will get to these momentarily. But you must... more...

  • Mexican Daysby Tony Cohan

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 15.99

    Tony Cohan?s On Mexican Time , his chronicle of discovering a new life in the small Mexican mountain town of San Miguel de Allende, has beguiled readers and become a travel classic. Now, in Mexican Days , point of arrival becomes point of departure as?faced with the invasion of the town by tourists and an entire Hollywood movie crew, a magazine editor?s... more...

  • Travels with Ted & Nedby Theodore M. Hesburgh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    The warm and moving story of one of the greatest religious and secular leaders of our time. more...

  • The Father of All Thingsby Tom Bissell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    The Father of All Things is a riveting, haunting, and often hilarious account of a veteran and his son?s journey through Vietnam. As his father recounts his experiences as a soldier, including a near fatal injury, Tom Bissell weaves a larger history of the war and explores the controversies that still spark furious debate today. Blending history,... more...