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An Interview with Paula McLain

An Interview with Paula McLainBest-selling author Paula McLain agreed to answer our questions about 1920s Kenya, the extraordinary life of record-setting aviatrix Beryl Markham and what it means to write historical fiction. In her new book Circling the Sun, McLain re-imagines 1920s Kenya and the extraordinary life of record-setting aviator Beryl Markham. Abandoned by her mother and raised on a
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The Yucatan

The YucatanKindly contributed by writer and photographer MacDuff Everton, who spent more than four decades living among the Maya. In his book, The Modern Maya, Everton updates our perception of Maya culture by revealing how individuals and families live, work and preserve their rich culture today. Everton is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler and author of
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BOOK OF THE WEEK

The World on a Plate

The World on a Plate“When we eat, we travel.” That’s the mindset of British writer, intrepid eater and Guardian Food editor Mina Holland, and it’s the motive behind her debut book The World on a Plate: 40 Cuisines, 100 Recipes and the Stories Behind Them. To Holland, the taste of authentic, local cuisine is the best way to experience
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