The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.95
Used Trade Paper
Usually ships in 5 to 7 business days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Travel Writing- General

The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (Best American Travel Writing)

by

The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (Best American Travel Writing) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the very best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind.

The Best American Travel Writing 2005 includes

William Least-Heat Moon • Ian Frazier • John McPhee • William T. Vollmann • Simon Winchester • Tom Bissell • Madison Smartt Bell • Timothy Bascom • Pam Houston • and others

Jamaica Kincaid, guest editor, is the author of numerous award-winning works, including the memoirs My Brother and The Autobiography of My Mother and the novel Annie John. Her travelogue Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalayas appeared in 2005. She lives in Vermont with her two childen and a garden, in which she travels a great deal.

Synopsis:

The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the very best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind.

The Best American Travel Writing 2005 includes

William Least-Heat Moon • Ian Frazier • John McPhee • William T. Vollmann • Simon Winchester • Tom Bissell • Madison Smartt Bell • Timothy Bascom • Pam Houston • and others

Jamaica Kincaid, guest editor, is the author of numerous award-winning works, including the memoirs My Brother and The Autobiography of My Mother and the novel Annie John. Her travelogue Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalayas appeared in 2005. She lives in Vermont with her two childen and a garden, in which she travels a great deal.

Synopsis:

A celebration of adventure and curiosity, this compilation transports readersfrom Patagonia to the Ivory Coast to small-town Vermont.

About the Author

JASON WILSON is the drinks columnist at the Washington Post, the series editor of The Smart Set, and the author of Boozehound: On The Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated. He teaches at Drexel University.
JAMAICA KINCAID is the author of numerous award-winning works, including the memoirs My Brother and The Autobiography of My Mother and the novel Annie John. A contributor to The New Yorker, she recently appeared in "The Sophisticated Traveler" in the New York Times, and her travelogue, Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya, will be published in 2005, along with her new novel, My Favorite Tool.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Jason Wilson ix Introduction by Jamaica Kincaid xiii

Timothy Bascom. A Vocabulary for My Senses 1 from The Missouri Review

Madison Smartt Bell. Mine of Stones 8 from Harpers Magazine

Tom Bissell. War Wounds 32 from Harpers Magazine

William E. Blundell. My Florida 51 from The American Scholar

J . Michael Fay. In the Land of the Surfing Hippos 63 from National Geographic

Ian Frazier. Route 3 79 from The New Yorker

Jim Harrison. A Really Big Lunch 92 from The New Yorker

William Least Heat-Moon. By the Big Sea Water 102 from Gourmet

Peter Hessler. Kindergarten 109 from The New Yorker

Jack Hitt. Say No More 129 from the New York Times Magazine

Pam Houston. The Vertigo Girls Do the East Tonto Trail 141 from National Geographic Adventure

Ben Ryder Howe. An Impossible Place to Be 149 from Outside

Tom Ireland. My Thai Girlfriends 162 from The Missouri Review Mark Jenkins. Leap Year 179 from Outside

Murad Kalam. If It Doesnt Kill You First 187 from Outside

Charles Martin Kearney. Maps and Dreaming 201 from The Missouri Review

Thomas Keneally. Romancing the Abyss 221 from Condé Nast Traveler

Bucky McMahon. Adrift 233 from Esquire

John McPhee. Tight-Assed River 244 from The New Yorker

Robert Young Pelton. Into the Land of bin Laden 272 from National Geographic Adventure

David Quammen. West Highland Peace Trek 292 from National Geographic Adventure

Kira Salak. The Vision Seekers 308 from The Sophisticated Traveler

Seth Stevenson. Trying Really Hard to Like India 314 from Slate.com

William T. Vollmann. They Came Out Like Ants! 325 from Harpers Magazine

Simon Winchester. Welcome to Nowhere 354 from National Geographic Adventure

Contributors Notes 363 Notable Travel Writing of 2004 371

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618369522
Author:
Kincaid, Jamaica
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Editor:
Kincaid, Jamaica; Wilson, Jason
Editor:
Wilson, Jason
Author:
Wilson, Jason
Author:
Wilson, Jaso
Author:
N
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travelers' writings, American
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American Travel Writing
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.98 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Best American Travel Writing... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift...
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. The Best American Travel Writing... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  4. The Best American Travel Writing... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  5. The Best American Travel Writing... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  6. Best Travel Writing: True Stories... Used Trade Paper $5.95

Related Subjects


Travel » Travel Writing » Anthologies
Travel » Travel Writing » General

The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (Best American Travel Writing) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.95 In Stock
Product details 400 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618369522 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the very best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind.

The Best American Travel Writing 2005 includes

William Least-Heat Moon • Ian Frazier • John McPhee • William T. Vollmann • Simon Winchester • Tom Bissell • Madison Smartt Bell • Timothy Bascom • Pam Houston • and others

Jamaica Kincaid, guest editor, is the author of numerous award-winning works, including the memoirs My Brother and The Autobiography of My Mother and the novel Annie John. Her travelogue Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalayas appeared in 2005. She lives in Vermont with her two childen and a garden, in which she travels a great deal.

"Synopsis" by , A celebration of adventure and curiosity, this compilation transports readersfrom Patagonia to the Ivory Coast to small-town Vermont.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.