Travel genre books (31)


1.

A Million Aunties by Alecia McKenzie EN

Rating: 3.5     8 Votes
Description:
American-born artist Chris is forced to reconsider his own concept of "family" during a visit to his mother’s Caribbean homeland. "Alecia McKenzie’s tender new novel [is] an emotionally resonant ode to adopted families and community resilience." --New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice Shortlisted for the 2020 Caribbean Readers’ Awards (Best Adult Novel)! "Delightfully original, this novel centers Chris, an American who travels to his mother’s homeland of Jamaica to reflect and heal after tragedy strikes. What he encounters is unexpected, complicated and, perhaps, just what he needs." --M... continue
Genre Travel
Recommended: 20 Apr 2022

2.

After Story by Larissa Behrendt EN

0 Ratings
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
When Indigenous lawyer Jasmine decides to take her mother Della on a tour of England's most revered literary sites, Jasmine hopes it will bring them closer together and help them reconcile the past. Twenty-five years earlier the disappearance of Jasmine's older sister devastated their tight-knit community. This tragedy returns to haunt Jasmine and Della when another child mysteriously goes missing on Hampstead Heath. As Jasmine immerses herself in the world of her literary idols - including Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters and Virginia Woolf - Della is inspired to rediscover the wisdom of her o... continue
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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An Inland Voyage by Robert Louis Stevenson EN

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Description:
Robert Louis Stevenson was not only a gifted writer, he was also an indefatigable traveller. An Inland Voyage, first published in 1878, is Stevenson's earliest book. It describes a voyage undertaken with this Scottish friend Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson, mostly along the Oise River from Belgium through France, in the autumn of 1876. Stevenson and Simpson each had a wooden canoe rigged with a sail, propelled with double-bladed paddles, a style that had recently become popular. An Inland Voyage paints a delightful picture of Europe in a more innocent time, with quirky innkeepers, travelling enter... continue

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An Unexpected Light

An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan by Elliott, Jason EN

Rating: 5     4 Votes
Description:
A riveting combination of history and travel, filled with modern anecdotes, traditional wisdom, and profound insights, vividly brings to life the exotic land of Afghanistan. Reprint.

5.
Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw

Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw : Travels in Search of Canada by Will Ferguson EN

Rating: 3.5     5 Votes
Description:
The follow-up to the back-to-back successes of How to Be a Canadian (over 110,000 copies sold) and Happiness™ (Winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour). Will Ferguson spent a three-year period criss-crossing Canada and back again. In a helicopter above the barrenlands of the sub-Arctic, in a canoe with his four-year-old son, aboard seaplanes and along the Underground Railroad, Will’s travels have taken him from Cape Spear on the coast of Newfoundland to the sun-dappled streets of Olde Victoria. In his last book, Will told us how to be Canadian; now in this book, he will tell us what it means to... continue
Recommended: 16 Nov 2022

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Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson EN

Rating: 4     19 Votes
Description:
Craig Thompson - the award-winning creator of Blankets and Good-Bye, Chunky Rice - spent three months travelling through Barcelona, the Alps, and France, as well as Morocco, where he was researching his next graphic novel, Habibi. Spontaneous sketches and a travelogue diary document his adventures and quiet moments, creating a raw and intimate portrait of countries, culture and the wandering artist.

7.

Catch the Rabbit by Lana Bastašic EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Genre Travel
Recommended: 20 Apr 2022

8.

Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
Temple Rome has variant printings.
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

9.

Flights by Olga Tokarczuk EN

Rating: 3.5     9 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE A visionary work of fiction by "A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx) "A magnificent writer." — Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize-winning author of Secondhand Time "A beautifully fragmented look at man's longing for permanence.... Ambitious and complex." — Washington Post From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death... continue
Genre Travel
Recommended: 04 Sep 2022

10.

From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey by Pascal Khoo Thwe EN

Rating: 4.3     4 Votes
Country: Asia / Myanmar flag Myanmar
Description:
A former Burma student rebel leader describes his tribal upbringing, experiences with political turmoil and poverty, participation in the insurrection of 1988, and flight to England, where he attended Cambridge University.
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022


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