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  • A Meal Observedby Andrew Todhunter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

    Awarded three stars by Michelin, Taillevent is one of the finest restaurants in the world. Todhunter spent several months working in its kitchen in preparation for the divine experience of eating a five-hour meal in the nineteenth-century dining room. From the amuse-bouche (a warm cheese puff to “amuse the mouth”) to the crowning glory of the fantasie... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ella in Europeby Michael Konik

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 10.48

    Part travelogue, part valentine to a beloved pet, Ella in Europe chronicles writer Michael Konik’s magical six-week journey through Europe with his dog, Ella. An homage to the friend who has “licked away my tears when I’m sad, hopped on her hind legs when I’m happy, and snuggled me when I’m lonely,” here is the story of a bond unlike any other–and... 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...

  • Domestic Manners of the Americansby Fanny Trollope

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Domestic Manners of the Americans is an 1832 travel book by Frances Trollope which follows her travels through America and her residence in Cincinnati, at the time still a frontier town. The book created a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic, as Trollope had a caustic view of the Americans and found America strongly lacking in manners and learning.... more...

  • The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbonby Henry Fielding

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...