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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values (P.S.)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values (P.S.)
by Robert M. Pirsig
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“A miracle . . . sparkles like an electric dream.” The Village... (read more)

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The Oysters of Locmariaquer (P.S.)
The Oysters of Locmariaquer (P.S.)
by Eleanor Clark
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Eleanor Clark (July 6, 1913-February 16, 1996) was born in Los Angeles and attended Vassar College in the 1930s. She was the author of the National Book Award winner The Oysters of Locmariaquer, Rome and a Villa, Eyes, Etc., and the novels The Bitter Box,... (read more)

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Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
by Laurence Bergreen
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“A marvelous piece of scholarship” New Zealand... (read more)

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The Last Season (P.S.)
The Last Season (P.S.)
by Eric Blehm
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“A gripping account. . . . I couldnt put it down.” Jordan Fisher Smith, author of Nature Noir... (read more)

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Uncommon Carriers
Uncommon Carriers
by John McPhee
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This is a book about people who drive trucks, captain ships, pilot towboats, drive coal trains, and carry lobsters through the air: people who work in freight transportation. John McPhee rides from Atlanta to Tacoma alongside Don Ainsworth, owner and... (read more)

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Shadow of the Silk Road (P.S.)
Shadow of the Silk Road (P.S.)
by Colin Thubron
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“A fantastically descriptive writer, Thubron digs through the history of Central Asia...Perfect for vicarious travelers.” New York... (read more)

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Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.)
Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.)
by Peter Hessler
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From the acclaimed author of River Town comes a rare portrait, both intimate and epic, of twenty-first-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world.... (read more)

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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
by Peter Hessler
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Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler. Yet at the age of thirty-four, she found herself married and contemplating motherhood. Catching her reflection in a window... (read more)

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Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses (P.S.)
Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses (P.S.)
by Bruce Feiler
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Established by the Catholic Church in 1231, the Inquisition continued in one form or another for almost seven hundred years. Though associated with the persecution of heretics and Jews — and with burning at the stake — its targets were more... (read more)

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Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time (P.S.)
Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time (P.S.)
by Michael Perry
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“This is a quietly devastating book--intimate and disarming and lovely.” Adrienne Miller... (read more)

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Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas (P.S.)
Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas (P.S.)
by John Baxter
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John Baxter has lived in Paris for more than twenty years. He is the author of four acclaimed memoirs about his life in France: The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France; The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris... (read more)

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The Cactus Eaters: How I Lost My Mind -- and Almost Found Myself -- on the Pacific Crest Trail (P.S.)
The Cactus Eaters: How I Lost My Mind -- and Almost Found Myself -- on the Pacific Crest Trail (P.S.)
by Dan White
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“Dan White forges miles past travelogue to carve a poignant, uproarious, and deeply compelling love story between man, woman, and the land between. The Cactus Eaters is as impressive and enjoyable as the ground it covers.” Franz Wisner, NY... (read more)

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Abraham (P.S.)
Abraham (P.S.)
by Bruce S. Feiler
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“Scrupulously fair in reporting the thinking of all of the traditions...appealing.” Nashville... (read more)

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The Lost Heart of Asia (P.S.)
The Lost Heart of Asia (P.S.)
by Colin Thubron
About the Author
Colin Thubron is an acknowledged master of travel writing. His first books were about the Middle East—Damascus, Lebanon, and Cyprus. In 1982 he traveled in the Soviet Union, pursued by the KGB. From these early experiences developed his great... (read more)

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Where God Was Born: A Daring Adventure Through the Bible's Greatest Stories (P.S.)
Where God Was Born: A Daring Adventure Through the Bible's Greatest Stories (P.S.)
by Bruce Feiler
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“Feiler contends that the Bibles moral vision transcends land, power, and nationality.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)... (read more)

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