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Wanderlust: Real-Life Tales of Adventure and Romanceby Don George
Synopses & Reviews
Simon Winchester in Romania<BR>Isabel Allende in the Amazon<BR>Pico Iyer in Bali<BR>Bill Barich in Italy<BR>Sallie Tisdale in Japan<BR>Carlos Fuentes in Zurich<BR>Po Bronson in the Caribbean <BR>and thirty-four more scintillating and sizzling tales of serendipity and wanderlust.
"This collection of 42 travel essays includes some unpublished material and some award-winning tales that are described as "the best of Salon.com," an Internet-based company with 11 original content sites. George, former travel editor at the San Francisco Examiner, the author of over 500 articles, and a columnist at Salon.com, has collected the works of diverse authors, including well-known writers such as Peter Mayle and Isabel Allende and David Kohn, coordinating producer at CBSNews.com. The varied topics range from Susan Hack's amusing search for Tampax in Yemen to Tanya Shaffer's touching search for a friend in Casablanca. At best, this collection provides a valuable insight into other cultures and perspectives described through the travelers' own preconceptions. For example, Sallie Tisdale's "On Japanese Trains" beautifully describes Japanese culture from the viewpoint of American travelers taking the trains, depicting how the travelers imagine they appear to those around them. Recommended for larger public libraries where travel essays are popular." Alison Hopkins, Library Journal
The forty pearls here take us all around the world, to a mouthwatering Memphis barbecue contest, a furious bartering session in Istanbul for a kilim rug, a glimpse into an African elephant's nocturnal escapades, and a dizzying evening of drinking absinthe in Barcelona.
Simon Winchester in Romania
Isabel Allende in the Amazon
Pico Iyer in Bali
Bill Barich in Italy
Sallie Tisdale in Japan
Carlos Fuentes in Zurich
Po Bronson in the Caribbean
and thirty-four more scintillating and sizzling tales of serendipity and wanderlust.
About the Author
Don George writes Salon.com's weekly travel column, "Wanderlust," and was the founder and editor of its award-winning travel site. Prior to joining Salon, he was travel editor at the San Francisco Examiner. He lives with his wife and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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