Travel genre books (65)


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A Carpet Ride to Khiva : Seven Years on the Silk Road by Christopher Aslan Alexander EN

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Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
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The Silk Road conjures up images of the exotic and the unknown, but whereas most travellers simply pass along it Chris Alexander chose to live there. 'A Carpet Ride to Khiva' is his personal account of life in an immensely alluring walled city in a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan.

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A Million Aunties by Alecia McKenzie EN

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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

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After Story by Larissa Behrendt EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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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

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America the Beautiful? : One Woman in a Borrowed Prius on the Road Most Traveled by Blythe Roberson EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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The author of How to Date Men When You Hate Men examines Americans' obsession with freedom, travel, and the open road in this funny, entertaining travelogue that blends the humorous observations of Bill Bryson with the piercing cultural commentary of Jia Tolentino. For writer and comedian Blythe Roberson, there are only so many Mary Oliver poems you can read about being free, and only so many times you can listen to Joni Mitchell's travel album Hejira, before you too, are itching to take off. Canonical American travel writers have long celebrated the road trip as the epitome of freedom. But wh... continue

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Among Flowers : A Walk in the Himalaya by Jamaica Kincaid EN

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In this delightful hybrid of a book—part memoir and part travel journal—the bestselling author takes us deep into the mountains of Nepal with a trio of botanist friends in search of native Himalayan plants that will grow in her Vermont garden. Alighting from a plane in the dramatic Annapurna Valley, the ominous signs of Nepal's Maoist guerrillas are all around—an alarming presence that accompanies the travelers throughout their trek. Undaunted, the group sets off into the mountains with Sherpas and bearers, entering an exotic world of spectacular landscapes, vertiginous slopes, isolated villag... continue

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An Inland Voyage by Robert Louis Stevenson EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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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: Travels in Afghanistan by Elliott, Jason EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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"Aware of the risks involved, but determined to explore what he could of the Afghan people and culture, Elliot leaves the relative security of the capital, Kabul.

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Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Europe / France flag France
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Verne's classic novel of global voyaging One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passepartout. Passing through exotic lands and dangerous locations, they seize whatever transportation is at hand - whether train or elephant - overcoming set-backs and always racing against the clock. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.... continue

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

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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

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Berlin - Lieblingsorte by Bettina Rust DE

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
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A collection of the author's favorite places in Berlin, written as short stories. You love Berlin and know the extraordinary city on the Spree like the back of your hand? You’ll be surprised by how much is still waiting to be discovered! This book will take you to places that may soon become some of your favourites and where you’ll want to return over and over again. What would a perfect day in Berlin look like? Start off with a panorama view of the city from the ‘Skyline’ canteen on the 20th floor of the Technical University. Afterwards make your way to the t... continue