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On the Road to Babadag

On the Road to Babadag

Travels in the Other Europe

by Michael Kandel and Andrzej Stasiuk

Hardcover, 255 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $23, published June 16 2011 | purchase
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The Tao of Travel

The Tao of Travel

Enlightenments from Lives on the Road

by Paul Theroux

Paperback, 285 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25, published May 19 2011 | purchase
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Presents excerpts of the author's own work interspersed with literary travel writings selected by the author that celebrate the virtues and the joy of travel.

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100 Journeys for the Spirit

100 Journeys for the Spirit

by Michael Ondaatje, Joseph Marshall III, Paul Theroux and Pico Iyer

Hardcover, 240 pages, Sterling Pub Co Inc, $29.95, published October 5 2010 | purchase
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How Did You Get This Number

How Did You Get This Number

Essays

by Sloane Crosley

Hardcover, 274 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published June 15 2010 | purchase
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A new anthology of personal writings shares the author's whimsical observations of such locales as Paris, Portugal, and Alaska as well as her more experienced understandings of her home and relationships in New York.

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Sideways on a Scooter

Sideways on a Scooter

Life and Love in India

by Miranda Kennedy

Hardcover, 342 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published April 26 2011 | purchase
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When twentysomething reporter Miranda Kennedy leaves her New York job and travels to India with no employment prospects, she longs to immerse herself in the turmoil and excitement of a rapidly developing country. What she quickly learns in Delhi about renting an apartment as a single woman--it's next to impossible--and the proper way for women in India to ride scooters--perched sideways--are early signs that life here is less Westernized than she'd counted on. Living in Delhi for more than five years, Kennedy experiences friendships, love affairs, and losses that open a window onto the opaque world of Indian politics and culture--and alter her own attitudes about everything. In her effort to understand the hopes and dreams that motivate her new friends, Kennedy peels back India's globalized image as a land of call centers and fast-food chains and finds an ancient place where, in many ways, women's lives have scarcely changed for centuries.--From publisher description.

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Cairo

Cairo

The City Victorious

by Max Rodenbeck

Paperback, 300 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published February 1 2000 | purchase
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Explores the city's ancient history and contemporary culture

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The Devil's Teeth

The Devil's Teeth

A True Story of Obsession And Survival Among America's Great White Sharks

by Susan Casey

Hardcover, 291 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $25, published June 7 2005 | purchase
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A journalist describes how her fascination with great white sharks led her to Southeast Farallon Island, a remote island off the California coast, and to a group of biologists who study these fearsome, frequently misunderstood predators of the sea. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

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Molotov's Magic Lantern

Molotov's Magic Lantern

Travels in Russian History

by Rachel Polonsky

Hardcover, 390 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $28, published January 4 2011 | purchase
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The author of English Literature and the Russian Aesthetic Renaissance describes her move to a Moscow apartment that once housed the Soviet elite and her discovery of an extensive, culturally reflective library belonging to a Stalin henchman.

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It Still Moves

It Still Moves

Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music

by Amanda Petrusich

Paperback, 290 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $15, published August 18 2009 | purchase
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Into Thick Air

Into Thick Air

Biking to the Bellybutton of Six Continents

by Jim Malusa

Paperback, 321 pages, Pgw, $16.95, published April 28 2008 | purchase
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Describes the author's solo bicycle journeys to the lowest points on the world's six continents, including the Dead Sea, Patagonia, and Death Valley, where he encountered a diverse range of cultures and natural challenges.

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Dark Star Safari

Dark Star Safari

Overland from Cairo to Capetown

by Paul Theroux

Paperback, 485 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $15.95, published April 5 2004 | purchase
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The author recounts his odyssey down the length of Africa, from Cairo to South Africa, describing the bad food, many delays, discomforts, and dangers of his trip, along with the people and places of the real Africa.

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Bicycle Diaries

Bicycle Diaries

by David Byrne

Hardcover, 297 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published September 17 2009 | purchase
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Traveling With Pomegranates

Traveling With Pomegranates

A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and France

by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor

Paperback, 282 pages, Penguin Group USA, $15, published September 7 2010 | purchase
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The authors describe their introspective journeys to Greece and France, during which they reconnected while Sue grappled with midlife challenges and writer's block and Ann struggled with heartbreak and post-college career questions.

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Drive I-95

Drive I-95

Exit by Exit Info, Maps, History and Trivia

by Stan Posner and Sandra Phillips-Posner

Paperback, 208 pages, Travelsmart, $23.95, published November 1 2007 | purchase
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101 Places Not to See Before You Die

101 Places Not to See Before You Die

by Catherine Price

Paperback, 249 pages, Harpercollins, $13.99, published June 22 2010 | purchase
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An award-winning science journalist shares profiles of thumbs-down tourist attractions from the Grover Cleveland Service Area and the Beijing Museum of Tap Water to Euro Disney and the Las Vegas Porn Convention, in a volume that includes guest entries by such writers as Nicholas Kristof and A. J. Jacobs. Original. 30,000 first printing.

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Nine Lives

Nine Lives

In Search of the Sacred in Modern India

by William Dalrymple

Paperback, 275 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published June 14 2011 | purchase
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Examines how traditional religions are observed in present-day India through the experiences of such individuals as a Tantric practicing middle-class woman from Calcutta, a prison warder from Kerala who is worshipped as an incarnate deity, and a Jain nunwho watched a friend ritually starve.

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