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Mornings in Mexico

Mornings in Mexico

by D.H. Lawrence

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Lawrence's collection of luminous short essays on the allure of Mexico and the American Southwest, originally published in 1927. The first four essays explore Oaxaca, where Lawrence and Frieda rented a house, and the second four, Taos, where they lived in 1924. (MEX166, $17.00)

The Towers of Trebizond

The Towers of Trebizond

by Rose MacAulay | Jan Morris

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 277 PAGES

Mixing high farce, archaeology, history and lively travel writing, Rose MacAulay's impossibly witty short novel is back in a new edition. Originally published in 1956, MacAulay follows the adventures of English missionaries traipsing across Turkey from Istanbul to Trebizond. (TKY15, $16.00)

The Egg and I

The Egg and I

by Betty MacDonald

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 287 PAGES

MacDonald's uproarious tale of raising chickens and children on a dilapidated 40-acre farm on the rainy, remote Olympic Peninsula. (PNW51, $13.99)

Forbidden Journey

Forbidden Journey

by Ella Maillart

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 312 PAGES

Maillart's classic account of her journey with Peter Fleming from Peking across the Taklamaken through Xinjiang to Kashmir. (CAS101, $22.95)

Ecuador, A Travel Journal

Ecuador, A Travel Journal

by Henri Michaux | Robin Magowan

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

A brief, querulous and entirely wonderful narrative of the modernist painter Michaux's travels with the poet Gangotena, strong on color and personality. Its many pleasures include an unbeatable description of Quito's accursed mountain weather. (EDR16, $17.95)

Hindoo Holiday

Hindoo Holiday

by J.R. Ackerley

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 300 PAGES

Ackerley traipses across India as the English tutor to a handsome and extravagantly homosexual maharajah in this comic, beautifully written novel masquerading as a travelogue. (IDA115, $17.95)

Peking Story

Peking Story

by David Kidd

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

A wry tribute to a lost way of life and time in Beijing. Kidd writes with humor and sweet nostalgia of the privileged and eccentric Lu family in the years around the 1948 Communist Revolution. (CHN264, $15.95)

I Married the Klondike

I Married the Klondike

by Laura Beatrice Berton

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 231 PAGES

A Canadian classic, Berton's vivid memoir of life as a teacher in Dawson City during the gold rush and beyond (she stayed 25 years) has been anthologized, serialized and televised over the years since its first publication. (CND415, $18.95)

 
Keep the River on Your Right

Keep the River on Your Right


by Tobias Schneebaum

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1982
  • PAPER
  • 184 PAGES

The haunting, lyrical acount of a young man's time among the Akarama people of the Peruvian Amazon in the 1950s. (AMZ11, $14.00)

Constantinople

Constantinople


by Edmondo De Amicis | Stephen Parkin

  • LITERATURE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Originally published in 1877, Edmondo De Amicis' entertaining sketches of the people, architecture, daily life and customs of the city show all the freshness of a young writer's first impressions of a great city. (TKY102, $16.95)

The Riddle of the Sands

The Riddle of the Sands


by Erskine Childers

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Memorably set on the German coast of the North Sea and Baltic, Childer's influential classic, a forerunner of the modern spy novel, unveils Germany's secret plans to invade Britain. Originally publsihed in 1903. (GER60, $17.00)

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