Archive for February, 2015

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Kindly contributed by writer and blogger Sasha Martin, who set out on a 195-week trip around the world — without leaving her kitchen. Her culinary journey is captured in her new book Life from Scratch. Determined to cook (and eat!) a meal from every country in the world, Martin makes peace with her past through
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An Interview with Michael Meyer

An Interview with Michael Meyer
Michael Meyer, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing, discusses his latest book In Manchuria. Working in the groove of many great travel writers, Meyer blends narrative nonfiction, memoir and reportage for an honest look at rural Northeast China (Dongbei, formerly known as Manchuria). Traveling by train and bus across
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In Manchuria

In Manchuria
Chinese youth who live in the countryside often dream of moving to the city. Conversely, Michael Meyer lived in Beijing but dreamed of moving to Manchuria, the northeastern province of China known locally as Dongbei (rhymes with “wrong way”), where he eventually resided among his wife’s family in a village called Wasteland. With his new
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She Weeps Each Time You’re Born

She Weeps Each Time You’re Born
April 30, 2015 will mark the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, the day the Viet Cong swept the city, the last Americans were evacuated and the Vietnam War was finally over. According to Quan Barry, poet and author of the new book She Weeps Each Time You’re Born, this was also the moment
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