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Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Heat-Moon, William Least
A masterful view of the diversity of America, told via the author's 13,000-mile, 38-state, automobile trek down the country's fascinating backroads. His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true ...
Here is New York
White, E. B.
Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author's stroll around Manhattan -- arm in arm with the reader -- remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America's foremost literary figures. The New York Times has chosen Here is New York as one of the ten best books ever writt...
A Year in Provence
In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Luberon with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down th...
A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Whether she is contemplating the history of walking as a cultural and political experience over the past two hundred years (Wanderlust), or using the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge as a lens to discuss the transformations of space and time in late nineteenth-century America (River of Sh...
Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta
Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. Dispatches from Pluto is their journey of discovery into this strange and wonderful American place.
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
Rinker Buck’s The Oregon Trail is an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way - in a covered wagon with a team of mules - that has captivated readers, critics, and booksellers from coast to coast. Simultaneously a majestic journey across the West, ...
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
Many authors have attempted to describe what happiness is: fewer have shown us where it is, what we can learn from the inhabitants of different cultures, and how changing your location can change your mood. Now in this enlightening book, Eric Weiner, a self-described mope and longtime foreign co...
Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Barry. We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to kno...
World's Best Travel Experiences
National Geographic Society
In the spirit of the top-selling Journeys of a Lifetime series, this lavish, evocative travel gift book spans the globe to offer entrees to the world's most transformative places, from Thailand's Chiang Mai to Australia's Uluru monolith to California's Channel Islands.
The Outermost House (75th Anniversary Edition)
Originally published in 1928, this account of a year in a tiny Cape Cod beach house chronicles humans' place amid the wonders and mysteries of nature.
See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy
Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisineThe Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with ...
Nationally syndicated columnist and bestselling author of "Ask a Mexican" Gustavo Arellano presents a tasty trip through the history and culture of Mexican food in this country, uncovering great stories and charting the cuisine's tremendous popularity north of the border. Arellano's fascinating n...
The City of Falling Angels
The City of Falling Angels opens on the evening of January 29, 1996, when a dramatic fire destroys the historic Fenice opera house. The loss of the Fenice, where five of Verdi's operas premiered, is a catastrophe for Venetians. Arriving in Venice three days after the fire, Berendt becomes a kind ...
With Assassination Vacation, Sarah Vowell takes us on a road trip like no other - a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultural advantage. From Buffalo to Alaska, Washington to the Dry Tortuga...
Havana: A Subtropical Delirium
Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana...
Find Momo Coast to Coast
In this follow-up to the New York Times best seller Find Momo, the canine Instagram superstar (and his best buddy, Andrew Knapp) travel across the United States and Canada, visiting iconic landmarks and unique off-the-map marvels. Look for Momo hiding in Grand Central Station, in f...
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
In the heart of China's Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this ever-evolving country, Fuling is heading down a new path of change and growth, which came into remarkably sharp focus when Peter Hes...
Michener, James A.
Spain is an immemorial land like no other, one that James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came to love as his own. Iberia is Michener's enduring nonfiction tribute to his cherished second home. In the fresh and vivid prose that is his trademark,...
L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home
Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving ex-Pat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life. Includes...
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
Troost, J. Maarten
After racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobs, author Troost decided the idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the Earth was irresistibly romantic. He should have known better. This is his hilarious story.
The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World
Follow the inspirational journey of a former stockbroker who leaves his unfulfilling desk job in search of a meaningful life. He sets out from Los Angeles on a vintage motorbike, determined to circumnavigate the globe surviving only on the kindness of strangers. Incredibly, he makes his way acros...
Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World
O'Connor, M. R.
In this compelling narrative, O'Connor seeks out neuroscientists, anthropologists and master navigators to understand how navigation ultimately gave us our humanity. Biologists have been trying to solve the mystery of how organisms have the ability to migrate and orient with such precision - espe...
Travels Through the French Riviera: An Artist's Guide to the Storied Coastline, from Menton to Saint-Tropez
Saturated with the limpid colors of sea and sun, the dazzling greens of verdant gardens, and the rose and ochre of sunbaked villas and joyous with paisleys and blue-striped sailor’s shirts and the riotous look of a patisserie window filled with confections, Travels Through the French Riviera is a...
Gessler, Diana Hollingsworth
Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats. Charleston is one of America's most charming cities. In vibrant watercolors and detail...
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