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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
by David Grann
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Grann's riveting book, The Lost City of Z, delves into the intrepid life and mysterious disappearance of legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett. Armchair travelers will be whisked away to the Amazon on a wild ride with a surprising finish.... (read more)

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Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City
Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City
by Mark Adams
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With wit and infectious curiosity, Mark Adams takes us on a journey to find Atlantis. He sifts through the evidence, the contradictions, the wild claims of fellow obsessives. What he unearths are the rich jewels of history and lore, as he pays tribute to... (read more)

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Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
by Chuck Palahniuk
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Not your typical hotel-gift-shop guidebook, Fugitives and Refugees makes no pretense at objectivity. This is a decidedly idiosyncratic and personal book. Palahniuk's Portland is eccentric, dysfunctional, and perverse. If you're new to Palahniuk's work... (read more)

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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
by Hampton Sides
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Truly a great adventure story, Sides's thrilling tale of the 1879 polar expedition of the USS Jeannette left me slack-jawed and wide-eyed. Vividly experience the grim, harrowing journey into a frozen world and discover the fate of the heroic crew... (read more)

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Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
by Brian Benson
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Going Somewhere is an adventure, a love story, and an utterly addictive read. Benson's tale of crossing the country by bike with his girlfriend might make you think twice about making the same journey, but you won't be able to tear yourself away from... (read more)

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost
A Field Guide to Getting Lost
by Rebecca Solnit
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"Rebecca Solnit's marvelous new book of essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, is about the spaces between stability and risk, solitude, and the occasional claustrophobia of ordinary life. She explores the mysterious without puncturing the mystery, and... (read more)

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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
by Candice Millard
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Well researched and skillfully written, this commanding account of achievement and calamity retraces Roosevelt's perilous expedition of the uncharted Amazon. A dazzling gem of history, Millard's impeccable narrative brims with imagery and tension.... (read more)

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Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
by John Waters
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A cross-country hitchhiking journey with Americas most beloved weirdo John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads “Im Not Psycho,” he hitchhikes across America from... (read more)

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The City of Falling Angels
The City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt
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Once again John Berendt proves he is a powerful magnet for eccentrics. With clever proficiency, Berendt depicts for readers a host of quirky characters, providing an exclusive glimpse into the Venice you won't see as a tourist. Gossipy yet wholly... (read more)

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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
by Jon Krakauer
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My to-read list is long as it is, so I usually put off reading bestsellers until (a) the hype dies down and used copies start to become available or (b) someone chastises me for not having read something that came out forever ago. And so it was that 10... (read more)

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Into Thin Air
Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer
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My to-read list is long as it is, so I usually put off reading bestsellers until (a) the hype dies down and used copies start to become available or (b) someone chastises me for not having read something that came out forever ago. And so it was that 10... (read more)

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The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba
The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba
by Julia Cooke
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Julia Cooke's fascinating The Other Side of Paradise is a sobering read, but it is also deeply sympathetic and remarkably apolitical. Cooke offers detailed portraits of everyday lives, as well as of her own experiences living in Havana, and allows the... (read more)

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The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
by Eric Weiner
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Eric Weiner takes an entertaining romp around the world in search of geographical happiness, and I was willingly taken along for the ride. His self-professed Eeyore-centric take on the world and his grumpy wit made his discourse all the more fun. Highly... (read more)

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Notes from a Small Island
Notes from a Small Island
by Bill Bryson
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Sometimes laugh-out-loud, sometimes poignant, Bill Bryson takes a trip to the villages of his beloved Britain.... (read more)

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In Patagonia (Penguin Classics)
In Patagonia (Penguin Classics)
by Bruce Chatwin
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A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife, and people of Patagonia.... (read more)

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Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
by Anthony Bourdain
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In Medium Raw, Bourdain expounds on food topics far and wide, with the self-deprecating and biting honesty that fans have come to love. His description of an encounter with Food Network's Sandra Lee is both hilarious and deeply scary.... (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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The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
by J. Maarten Troost
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When Troost followed his wife to a small island nation he expected Bali Hai. Instead he found an isolated, polluted, boiling hot hellhole. His wonderful tale is both hilarious and thrilling. This original adventure offers enjoyment and also allows... (read more)

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Travels with Charley: In Search of America
by John Steinbeck
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Knowing he was dying, John Steinbeck customized a camper-truck and dubbed it Rocinante after Don Quixote's horse. With his dog Charley (Steinbeck's own Sancho Panza) riding along, the melancholic writer circumnavigates the country. This travelogue... (read more)

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Bicycle Diaries
Bicycle Diaries
by David Byrne
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Talking Heads fans will flock to this book. Bicycle enthusiasts will shove each other out of the way to get the first copy. But it's the cyclists who are also Talking Heads fans that you really have to watch out for, because they're going to be... (read more)

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