The author recounts his journey into Ethiopia in search of the gold mines of the biblical King Solomon, a quest that brought him to the sites of a cliff-face monastery, the churches of Lalibela, and the cursed mountain of Tullu Wallel. Reprint.
It's winter, which may make you feel like you want to go on a journey. Maybe you're actually planning one, or perhaps just wishing for an adventure. Librarian Nancy Pearl suggests a stack of travel books that will send you on journeys across distance and time.