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A Time of Gifts

CEU30
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
384
1590171659
PAPER
Travel Narrative
1
0
0
0
Fermor effortlessly interweaves anecdote, history and culture in this exuberant account of a walk from Holland, up the Rhine and down the Danube, through Germany, Prague and Austria in 1933. Written not in the moment, but 40 years later, the accumulation of time and experience gives the book particular poignancy.
$16.95

The Valleys of the Assassins, and Other Persian Travels

MDE53
Freya Stark
Modern Library
2001
292
0375757538
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
In the 1930s, Stark, an intrepid modern-day Scheherazade whose tales are as imaginative as those of the heroine of 1001 Nights, traveled into the then-uncharted territory of Luristan, which lies between Iraq and present-day Iran. Her expedition discovered the site of Lammassar, the second of the great fortresses to be discovered in the remote Alamut Valley.
$18.00

Danube

EUR58
Claudio Magris
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
416
0374522456
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1
1
0
0
Mixing history, personalities and literature, Magris traces the course of the Danube from its source in the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire through the Balkans to the Black Sea in this anything but conventional travelogue, first published in 1986.
$17.00

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere

ITL347
Jan Morris
Da Capo Press
2002
208
0306811804
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Morris called this her favorite book, a loving celebration of the city and its faded glory. Creased between Slovenia and the sea, the elusive sea port has an enchanting identity that imparts a "sweet melancholy" to her remembrances of past travels.
$15.00

Swann's Way

FRA96
Marcel Proust, C K Scott Moncrieff (Translator)
Modern Library
1998
656
0375751548
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first volume of Marcel Proust's masterpiece In Search of Lost Time, in which the taste of a madeliene conjures masterfully depicted memories of provincial life in central France.
$18.00

My Struggle

NOR84
Karl Ove Knausgaard
Archipelago Books
2014
430
0914671006
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first volume of Norwegian literary star Knausgaard's brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel is composed of the narrator's interwoven memories of his coming-of-age in Norway. Knausgaard's philosophical reflections and relentlessly honest revelations have earned favorable comparisons to the work of Marcel Proust.
$27.00

The Solace of Open Spaces

USW67
Gretel Ehrlich
Viking
1987
131
0140081135
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
A loosely organized travelogue and meditation on the high plains of Wyoming. While Ehrlich writes of ranchers, cowboys and weather, the real star of this lyrical celebration of Wyoming is the landscape itself.
$16.00

Tracks, A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

AUS15
Robyn Davidson
Vintage Books
1995
256
0679762876
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The true story of a woman's trek across the Australian Outback -- an adventurous tale shot through with a feel for the landscape and empathy for the Aborigines she meets along the way.
$15.95

The Book of Disquiet

PGL97
Fernando Pessoa
Penguin Putnam
2003
544
0141183047
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Part intimate diary, part prose poetry, part descriptive narrative, this melancholic masterpiece by Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa is a unique collection of short, aphoristic paragraphs comprising the "autobiography" of Bernardo Soares, one of Pessoa's many alternate selves.
$20.00

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

IDA654
Katherine Boo
Random House
2014
304
081297932X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and writer at The New Yorker, Boo turns her four years among the people of a Mumbai slum into an absorbing tale of the clash of India, new and old, prosperous and disenfranchised.
$17.00

Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

ANT396
Alfred Lansing
Hachette
2015
416
0465062881
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
Lansing's gripping day-by-day story of Shackleton's legendary perseverance is essential reading for any Antarctic traveler. This 100th anniversary edition is outfitted with maps, an expanded selection of Frank Hurley's photographs and an introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick.
$16.99

Here is New York

NYC28
Roger Angell (Introduction), E.B. White
Little Bookroom
1999
56
1892145022
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
Written in a hotel room over two hot days in the summer of 1948, White's timeless love letter captures the spirit of New York.
$16.95

Skyfaring, A Journey with a Pilot

TVL631
Mark Vanhoenacker
Alfred Knopf
2016
368
0804169713
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
In the tradition of great literary pilots like Antoine de Saint-Exupery, pilot Vanhoenacker provides a meditation on modern-day flight. His thoughtful reflections on everything from jet lag to place names on flight charts renew the mystery and adventure of flight in an age in which air travel has become commonplace transportation.
$16.00

The Snow Leopard

NPL03
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin
2008
368
0143105515
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
The most perceptive, acutely observed and personal of all his books, Matthiessen's account of a five-week journey through Nepal with naturalist George Schaller combines their quest for the elusive cat with a moving introduction to Buddhism and the people and culture of the Himalayas.
$17.00

Between the Woods and the Water

CEU31
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
320
1590171667
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this sequel to A Time of Gifts (CEU30), Leigh Fermor's classic account of his adventure on foot to Constantinople in 1933, Paddy relates his youthful travels in Hungary and Romania, culminating with his arrival at the Iron Gates on the Danube.
$15.95

Elephant Complex, Travels in Sri Lanka

SRL43
John Gimlette
Random House
2017
432
0345806999
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This exuberant travelogue by an award-winning writer takes stock of Sri Lanka, from the capital city of Colombo through the remotest interior. Gimlette mixes his narrative with colonial history and plenty of lucid observations.
$17.00

Finding George Orwell in Burma

BMA40
Emma Larkin
Penguin Putnam
2006
304
0143037110
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An American journalist fluent in Burmese, Larkin (a pseudonym) masterfully interweaves her travels in the footsteps of the British colonial officer and writer with interviews and an astute, moving history of modern Burma.
$17.00

From the Land of Green Ghosts, a Burmese Odyssey

BMA29
Pascal Khoo Thwe
HarperCollins Publishers
2003
304
0060505230
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The young Burmese author, a member of a remote hill-tribe in the Shan hills, captures the traditions and challenges of the Padaung people in this astonishing memoir.
$13.99

Italian Journey, 1786-1788

ITL144
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, W.H. Auden (Translator), Elizabeth Meyer (Translator)
Penguin
1992
498
0140442332
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
"Sicily is the key to everything" is only one of Goethe's many astute observations included in this Penguin Classics edition of his journals and letters from his grand tour of southern Italy.
$18.00

Love and War in the Apennines

ITL171
Eric Newby
Lonely Planet Publications
2008
276
1741795273
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This unassuming memoir of remarkable wartime adventures in German-occupied WWII Italy is perhaps Newby's best book.
$14.99

Peaks on the Horizon, Two Journeys in Tibet

TBT168
Charlie Carroll
2015
368
1619024845
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Two men recount their personal relationships with the volatile and awe-inspiring country of Tibet: an English teacher who, acting on a lifelong obsession, explores the region during sabbatical and a Tibetan exile stranded at the border as he strives to reunite with the love of his life.
$16.95

Speak, Memory

RUS28
Vladimir Nabokov
Vintage Books
1989
316
0679723390
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nabokov's richly imagined memoir wonderfully evokes cultural life among the well-to-do in turn-of-the-century St. Petersburg. Nabokov called his childhood home, now a museum off St Isaac's Square, "the only house in the world."
$16.00

The Broken Road, From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

EUR416
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2015
384
1590177797
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Assembled from Leigh Fermor’s manuscripts by friend and biographer Artemis Cooper, with the travel writer Colin Thubron, this is perhaps the most personal of all Leigh Fermor’s books, catching up with young Paddy in the fall of 1934 and following him through Bulgaria and Romania to the coast of the Black Sea.
$17.95

The Lonely City

NYC295
Olivia Laing
Picador USA
2016
320
1250039576
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Confronted with debilitating loneliness when she moved to NYC in her mid-30s, Laing handled the shame of feeling alone with a study of art, through which she explored the causes of loneliness while also identifying solitude’s redemptive qualities.
$26.00

The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

PAC146
J. Maarten Troost
Broadway Books
2004
288
0767915305
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Dragged unwittingly with his wife to Kiribati, the author settled down to explore the island and its eccentric inhabitants in this hilarious, disturbing first book. It's a fascinating, decidedly unromantic glimpse into island life.
$15.00

West with the Night

EAF10
Beryl Markham
North Point Press
2013
294
0865471185
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Markham evokes the landscapes, people and wildlife of East Africa in engrossing detail in this classic memoir of amazing adventures as a bush pilot in 1930s Kenya. A favorite.
$16.00

Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye

JPN460
Marie Mutsuki Mockett
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
336
0393352293
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
When her American father passes away, Mockett seeks consolation in her mother’s home country of Japan. She visits a radiation zone, a Buddhist school, temples and festivals in an effort to understand the Japanese way of grieving, to bury her dead and find healing.
$16.95

Wind, Sand and Stars

DES11
Antoine de Saint Exupery
Harvest Books
1967
229
0156027496
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
St. Exupery's luminous account of flying early postal routes over South America, Europe and the deserts of North Africa in the 1930s includes the classic tale of his crash in the Libyan desert.
$13.95

Without You, There Is No Us, My Time With the Sons of North Korea's Elite

KOR71
Suki Kim
Broadway Books
2015
304
0307720667
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this stirring memoir, South Korean writer-journalist Suki Kim recounts her experiences teaching heartbreakingly brainwashed students at a North Korean university -- a censored, prison-like environment.
$15.00

A Moveable Feast

FRN916
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
2010
240
143918271X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This restored edition of Hemingway's exuberant, irreverent portrait of life in Paris after World War I, edited by his grandson Sean, puts the 19 chapters originally selected by Hemingway in the order he preferred.
$16.00

Austerlitz

GER282
Anthea Bell (Translator), W. G. Sebald
Modern Library
2012
298
0375756566
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Seabald's haunting book, evocative of WWII Europe, travels from the magnificent railway station in Antwerp to London, Paris and the streets in Prague where the narrator Austerlitz was born and fled during the Nazi devastation. Tenth anniversary edition.
$17.00

Burmese Days

BMA03
George Orwell
Harcourt Books
1989
287
0156148501
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Orwell, a veteran of the colonial police force in Rangoon, writes with irony and insight in this sharp novel of politics, folly and the British.
$14.95

Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath, The Wife, The Cross

NOR40
Sigrid Undset, Tina Nunnally (Translator)
Penguin
2005
1184
0143039164
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A masterful historical epic by the Nobel Prize-winning author, first published in 1927. This omnibus edition follows the life of one woman from birth to death in devoutly Catholic 14th-century Norway. A cornerstone of Scandinavian literature, the trilogy is a powerful introduction to the medieval society.
$28.00

Moby Dick

OCE111
Herman Melville
Penguin
2002
720
0142437247
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The American classic about the legendary white whale, set in New England.
$15.00

Sidewalks

MEX315
Valeria Luiselli
Consortium
2014
110
1566893569
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Luiselli’s unhurried observations of Mexico City’s architecture, streets and sidewalks create a powerful impression in this masterful collection of essays.
$15.95

The Ballad of a Small Player

HKG47
Lawrence Osborne
Random House
2014
272
0804137978
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this riveting novel, Osborne immerses the reader in the psychology of a gambler entrenched the underworld of Macau's casinos. Hong Kong and Macau outside of the gambling scene are depicted with great accuracy and allure.
$25.00

The Bridge on the Drina

BLK59
Ivo Andric, Lovette F. Edwards (Translator)
University of Chicago Press
1977
318
0226020452
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These linked stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author capture the history and complexity of Christian and Muslim relations during Ottoman occupation. Hewn of stone, the bridge dividing the town of Visegrad was Andric's inspiration.
$15.00

The Master and Margarita

RUS44
Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator), Richa Pevear (Translator), Mikhail Bulgakov
Penguin
2016
432
0143108271
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Pevear and Volokhonsky's incisive new translation of Bulgakov's satiric masterpiece -- part fairytale, part fable and part slapstick -- set in someplace like Moscow and written in the 1930s during the height of Stalin's reign.
$17.00

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

PGL95
Jose Saramago
Harvest Books
1992
368
0156996936
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Expertly evoking the melancholy (known as "saudade" by the Portuguese) of Lisbon's ports and hotels, Saramago builds his plot around the premise that characters -- like the poet Fernando Pessoa's Ricardo Reis -- live on nine months after their author's death.
$15.95

To the Lighthouse

SCT41
Virginia Woolf
Harcourt Books
1989
209
0156907399
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Woolf's modernist classic, in which the Ramsay family goes on holiday in the Hebrides, is drawn from memories of childhood trips to Cornwall.
$13.95

To The River, A Journey Beneath the Surface

GRB82
Olivia Laing
Canongate
2012
288
1847677932
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Olivia Laing’s meditative prose floats the reader along England’s river Ouse as she walks from its source to the sea. Interweaving natural history with biography, Laing enriches her travelogue with acute observation and tangential reflections on the river’s role in the English story. To the River becomes a survey not only of the river and the English countryside that spreads from its banks, but of the entire landscape of English literature, from Kenneth Grahame and Iris Murdoch to Virginia Woolf, whose complicated relationship to the river in which she drowned is delicately excavated and explored.
$19.95

Ulysses, The Gabler Edition

IRE131
James Joyce
Vintage Books
1986
649
0394743121
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This landmark work in the history of literature is by turns a day in the life of Leopold Bloom, a reimagining of Homer's Odyssey, and a dazzling tour of turn-of-the-century Dublin.
$22.00

For Kids

The Little Prince

FRN361
Antoine de Saint Exupery, Richard Howard (Translator)
Harcourt Books
2000
83
0156012197
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Antoine de Saint-Exupery's modern fable, enshrined in the hearts of many. First published in 1943, it tells of a naif extraterrestrial who wanders from planet to planet, learning wisdom as he goes.
$11.00

I Capture the Castle

GBR497
Dodie Smith
Griffin Publishing
2004
352
0312201656
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A novel about a 17-year-old girl who spends six months in an English castle writing in a journal, until she has "captured" the castle with words.
$15.99

Northwest Passage

ARC322
Stan Rogers
Douglas & McIntyre
2013
56
1554981530
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The iconic song Northwest Passage by Canadian Stan Rogers is brought to life through the richly colored paintings of award-winning artist Matt James in this charming children’s tale about the search for a route through the Arctic Ocean to the Pacific. Includes music for the song, maps, a timeline of Arctic exploration and biographies of principal explorers.
$24.95

The Pilot and the Little Prince, The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupery

FRA112
Peter Sis
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2014
48
0374380694
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A notable companion to Le Petit Prince, this beautifully illustrated biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupery focuses on his life as a pilot and the dangers he faced on his North African mail route flights.
$18.99

If You Want to See a Whale

BST242
Erin E. Stead (Illustrator), Julie Fogliano
Macmillan
2013
32
1596437316
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A whimsical picture book about a young boy who waits patiently to catch sight of an elusive whale.
$16.99

Journey

TVL607
Aaron Becker
Candlewick Press
2013
40
0763660531
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A wondrously illustrated picture book. Through images alone, graphic artist Aaron Becker tells a tale of self-determination, friendship and journeying. According to the New York Times the book is "a masterwork." Winner of the Caldecott Medal.
$16.00

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The Sun Also Rises

SPN33
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
256
0743297334
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's great novel, which encapsulates the angst of the post-WWI "Lost Generation," is the story of unmoored American and British expats travelling from Paris to Pamplona.
$16.00

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

IRE11
James Joyce, Karl Ove Knausgaard (Foreword)
Penguin Putnam
2016
384
e
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This autobiographical novel, a literary classic, depicts the Irish Catholic boyhood and intellectual awakening its young hero, Stephen Dedalus.
$17.00

Running in the Family

SRL04
Michael Ondaatje
Vintage Books
1993
207
0679746692
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Award-winning author Ondaatje returns to his native Sri Lanka in this hypnotic travelogue. His lovingly traced family memoirs are interspersed with poetry and ruminations on the island's post-colonial history.
$15.00

Dreams of Trespass, Tales of a Harem Girlhood

MRC10
Fatima Mernissi
Hachette
1995
242
0201489376
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
This captivating memoir by one of Morocco’s most outspoken women opens, "I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, a ninth-century Moroccan city." Mernissi captures not only the spirit of the place, but also the hierarchy and decorum of a Muslim family compound.
$17.00

One Man's Meat

USE43
E.B. White
Tilbury House Publishers
1997
279
0884481921
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
By the author of "Charlotte's Web," a collection of observant and often humorous essays about daily life on a Maine saltwater farm. A wonderful portrait of coastal small-town life, originally published in 1938.
$16.95

Wanderlust, A History of Walking

WLK06
Rebecca Solnit
Penguin Putnam
2001
336
0140286012
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Solnit's wide-ranging, literate and thoroughly enlightening essays on the multiple means of walking touches upon, among many things, the origins of bipedalism, famous flaneurs and walking as a form of rebellion. Terrific.
$18.00

The Brothers Karamazov

RUS108
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator), Richard Pevear (Translator)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1991
832
0374528373
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dostoyevsky's final masterpiece.
$18.00

The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris

FRN259
Edmund White
Bloomsbury USA
2008
144
1582341354
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The gifted novelist reveals his favorite haunts in this glittering portrait of Paris and its pleasures, taking in neighborhoods, bookshops and boutiques, monuments and palaces, eateries and, naturally, the history behind it all.
$15.00

Persuasion

GBR208
Jane Austen
Penguin Putnam
2003
272
0140434674
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Lyme Regis and Bath, this novel is possibly Austen's most mature finished work. There's particular pleasure for Bath-goers here, as much of the final action unfolds in streets and buildings that exist in Bath to this day.
$7.00

The Trouser People, A Story of Burma in the Shadow of the Empire

BMA28
Andrew Marshall
Counterpoint
2003
307
1582432422
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A probing, insightful travelogue. Marshall travels and interviews people in today's Burma, including refugees, rebels and villagers in the remote mountain regions.
$19.95

Catcher in the Rye

NYC99
J. D. Salinger
Back Bay Books
2001
288
0316769177
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Salinger's remarkable, nearly perfect, and much loved first novel. Read it again.
$15.00

The Road to Santiago

SPN209
Kathryn Harrison
National Geographic
2003
176
0792237455
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The novelist's personal and meditative account of journeys along the Route of St. James, from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela.
$20.00

Mrs. Dalloway

GBR464
Virginia Woolf
Harvest Books
1990
216
0156628708
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A novel rich in texture which tells the inner life of a high-society woman in post-WWII England. As Clarissa Dalloway prepares to host a party, she reminisces about a husband she was forced into choosing and delves into issues of mental illness, feminism and homosexuality. Named by Time magazine as one of the best English language novels of the 20th century.
$13.95

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood

ZIM15
Alexandra Fuller
Random House
2003
336
0375758992
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A candid coming-of-age memoir set during the Rhodesian Civil War. Fuller's parents moved from England to Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe) in the early 1970s.
$17.00

A Dream in Polar Fog

SIB44
Yuri Rytkheu, Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse (Translator)
Archipelago Books
2006
337
0977857611
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A lyrical tale of life in the Arctic, traditional ways and cultural encounters, this absorbing novel follows the fate of a young Canadian explorer stranded among the Chukchi people on the edge of the Bering Sea.
$15.00

A Tale Told by Moonlight

SRL19
Leonard Woolf
Independent Publishers Group
2007
112
1843914247
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Based on Woolf's experiences in Ceylon, these stories are a brilliant depiction of colonial life.
$16.95

Kokoro

JPN321
Natsume Soseki
Regnery
1996
248
0895267152
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Soseki's richly evocative, widely read 1914 novel, set during the Meiji period
$18.99

War and Peace

RUS391
Leo Tolstoy
Vintage Books
2008
1296
1400079985
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky restore Tolstoy's texture and rhythm for English speakers in this major new translation of his masterpiece. They've won three PEN awards and acclimation for translations that also include Gogol, Dostoyevsky and Bulgakov.
$20.00

Poems of Akhmatova: Izbrannye Stikhi

RUS395
Anna Akhmatova, Max Hayward (Translator), Kunitz, Stanley (Translator)
Mariner Books
1997
192
0395860032
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Witness to the international and domestic chaos of the first half of the twentieth century, Anna Akhmatova (1888-1966) chronicled Russia's troubled times in poems of sharp beauty and intensity. Here is the essence of Akhmatova -- a landmark selection and translation.
$14.95

The Whale

BST144
Philip Hoare
Ecco Press
2011
256
0061976202
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A deeply engaging meditation on all things whale. Hoare saves his special love and attention for the sperm whale -- not only via a beautiful literary analysis of Moby Dick, but also by indulging in a childhood fantasy and actually swimming with whales in the Azores.
$15.99

Burma, Rivers of Flavor

BMA77
Naomi Duguid
Workman Publishing Company
2012
364
1579654134
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A culinary adventurer, Duguid presents the food, local markets, people and culture of Burma in this exceedingly informative (not to mention beautiful) cookbook and cultural guide. The 125 recipes are interspersed with tales and photographs from her many travels in the region.
$35.00

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary

BST225
Caspar Henderson
University of Chicago Press
2014
448
022621320X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Wunderpus Photogenicus and other weird and unimagined sea creatures feature prominently in Caspar Henderson's beautifully produced alphabet book. From axolotl to zebra fish, each creature serves as an occasion for some quote from the ancients, salient point about ecology or simply wonder about this world of ours.
$20.00

Pride and Prejudice

GRB116
Jane Austen
Penguin Putnam
2003
480
0141439513
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of the charms of Austen's masterpiece, published 200 years ago and one of the most popular novels of all time, is its depiction of real-life locations throughout Bath, Derbyshire and surroundings. She depicts the comedy, drama and heartache of high-society English courtship with the prejudiced Ms. Bennet and the proud Mr. Darcy.
$8.00

The Galapagos, A Natural History

GPS114
Henry Nicholls
Hachette
2014
224
0465035973
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Editor of the Galapagos Conservation Trust magazine and author of Lonesome George, Henry Nicholls charts the human and natural history of the archipelago from its fiery origins through famous visitors and current conservation challenges.
$27.99

Wildsam Field Guide to San Francisco

SFO66
Wildsam Field Guides
Wildsam
2013
131
0615912583
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This beautifully produced pocket guide to San Francisco is designed for the soulful traveler with a bygone sense of place. Contributors include local artists, musicians and writers who compiled recommendations, essays, illustrations and interviews intended to move the traveler beyond their itinerary.
$18.00

Moving With The Seasons

MGL80
Liza Carter
Liza Carter Art
2013
189
0989018709
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Writer and photographer Carter collaborated with a Mongolian family in making this book, an intimate season-by-season account of nomadic Mongolian life on the steppe. Carter’s personable prose and excellent photography capture the people’s daily lives, in many ways still untouched by modernity.
$48.00

Another Great Day at Sea, Life Aboard the USS George H. W. Bush

TVL585
Geoff Dyer
Pantheon Books
2015
208
0804170207
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Eclectic British writer Geoff Dyer climbs aboard the USS George H.W. Bush to reunite with the military fascination of his boyhood and produces a humorous and keenly observant ethnography of regimented life at sea.
$15.95

Within a Budding Grove

FRA97
Marcel Proust, C K Scott Moncrieff (Translator)
Modern Library
1998
784
0375752196
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The second installment of Marcel Proust's masterpiece In Search of Lost Time takes place on the shores of Normandy in the fictional Balbec, based on the real seaside resort town of Cabourg. The narrator turns from the childhood reminiscences of Swann's Way (FRA96) to memories of his adolescence.
$17.00

Wild, From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

PNW326
Cheryl Strayed
Vintage Books
2013
315
0307476073
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The dramatic and uplifting account of a young woman's lone trek through California and Oregon to the border of Washington state along the Pacific Crest Trail. Strayed's intrepid journey would challenge and frustrate but ultimately strengthen and heal the young hiker on a quest for self-reinvention.
$15.95

The Peabody Sisters, Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism

USE633
Megan Marshall
Houghton Mifflin Company
2006
602
0618711694
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Pultizer Prize-winning author Megan Marshall brings to life the flowering of New England through the lives of three of its unsung heroines: The Peabody Sisters. Marshall follows the lives of Elizabeth, Mary and Sophia Peabody, revealing their influence on the nation's early education and Transcendental thought.
$16.95

Walking the Woods and the Water

CEU52
Nick Hunt
Nicholas Brealey
2014
336
1857886178
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Fans of Patrick Leigh Fermor can return to his famous route, from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul, through the travels of Nick Hunt, who began his own "great trudge" in 2011, retracing Fermor's 1933 journey and discovering a modern day version of the unexpected hospitality and exhilarating freedom of the open road.
$19.95

The Interior Circuit, A Mexico City Chronicle

MEX310
Francisco Goldman
Grove Press
2015
352
0802123775
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Taking us deep into Mexico City, Goldman explores his relationship with the megacity of 22 million souls, comparing its approaches to death, friendship and grief with attitudes in the United States.
$16.00

The Teardrop Island, Following Victorian Footsteps Across Sri Lanka

SRL34
Cherry Briggs
Independent Publishers Group
2015
320
1849534144
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this engaging travelogue, a young biology teacher retraces the footsteps of a British nobleman who was a government official in Sri Lanka. Along the way, she compares the country’s colonial past against its contemporary realities.
$13.95

Deep Down Dark

CHI97
Hector Tobar
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2015
336
1250074851
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Journalist Tobar brings to light the stories of the 33 men who were trapped for 69 days in the San Jose Mine outside of Copiapo, Chile in 2010 through this spirited survival tale that ultimately probes the soul of Chile itself.
$16.00

Worth Looking For

Pilgrimage

PHT35
Annie Leibovitz
Random House
2011
248
0375505083
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
Niagara Falls, the houses of Virginia Woolf and Charles Darwin in the English countryside and Sigmund Freud's final home, in London, Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond, the Massachusetts studio of sculptor Daniel Chester French, the trails above the Yosemite Valley, where Ansel Adams worked for fifty years, Georgia O'Keeffe and Eleanor Roosevelt but also Elvis Presley and Annie Oakley are all included in this remarkable portfolio of images.
$50.00

Letter to a Hostage

PGL96
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Steerforth Press
2009
58
1906548013
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
This slim letter-sized book delivers a missive that acclaimed French aviator Saint-Exupery wrote during an interim in Lisbon. Having just escaped the terrors of war-torn France, Saint-Exupery reflects on the in-between place he finds himself as he waits at the edge of Europe for a passage to America.
$12.95