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Tales of the City

Tales of the City #1

by Armistead Maupin HarperCollins e-books (June 07, 2011)

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

The first novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga, soon to return to television as a Netflix original series...


Five Nights in Paris

by John Baxter Harper Perennial (April 14, 2015)

An irresistible nighttime tour of Paris, past and present, by the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

Every guidebook to Paris is crammed with sites to see during the day, but visitors...


To the Ends of the Earth

by Ranulph Fiennes Simon & Schuster UK (September 11, 2014)

Ranulph Fiennes has entered the public imagination as the intrepid explorer par excellance. Taunted by his wife over the challenge of the never-before attempted circumpolar navigation of the globe, he set off...


Hunting Across the Danube

by Peter Lewis Horn Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

This is the first book written in English about two of Eastern Europe’s premier hunting destinations. The book is animated by the author’s desire to share this little-known sporting paradise with educated...


Words of Mercury

by Patrick Leigh Fermor, Artemis Cooper & Rolf Potts Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

A career-spanning anthology from the greatest traveler—and travel writer—of the twentieth century.

The adventures of Patrick “Paddy” Leigh Fermor, Britain’s most beloved traveler, began in 1933, when...


To a Mountain in Tibet

by Colin Thubron HarperCollins (March 01, 2011)

“Colin Thubron is the intrepid, resourceful and immensely talented writer who has made a career out of going to out of the way places and then writing brilliantly about them.”—Jonathan Yardley, Washington...


Mission to Tibet

by Ippolito Desideri, Michael J Sweet & Leonard Zwilling Wisdom Publications (November 01, 2010)

Mission to Tibet recounts the fascinating eighteenth-century journey of the Jesuit priest ippolito Desideri (1684 - 1733) to the Tibetan plateau. The italian missionary was most notably the first european to...


Life Is a Wheel: Memoirs of a Bike-Riding Obituarist

by Bruce Weber Scribner (March 18, 2014)

Life Is a Wheel chronicles the cross-country bicycle trip Bruce Weber made at the age of fifty-seven, an “entertaining travel story filled with insightful thoughts about life, family, and aging” (The Associated...


The Terracotta Madonna: Destiny in the Hills of Tuscany

by Isabella Dusi Simon & Schuster UK (March 13, 2014)

Set twenty years after VANILLA BEANS & BRODO and ten years after BEL VINO, THE TERRACOTTA MADONNA continues the story of Australians Isabella and Luigi, who gave up their lives to move to the medieval Montalcino,...


Bel Vino: A Year of Sundrenched Pleasure Among the Vines of Tuscany

by Isabella Dusi Simon & Schuster UK (March 13, 2014)

Isobel and Lou moved to Montalcino and became Isabella and Luigi ten years ago and they have now been embraced by the locals and immersed in their antiquated customs and age-old feuds. In BEL VINO Isabella takes...


Vanilla Beans And Brodo: Real Life In The Hills Of Tuscany

by Isabella Dusi Simon & Schuster UK (March 13, 2014)

When Isobel Dusi visited Italy with her Australian husband Lou, little did they imagine that life would change forever. But, utterly besotted with the fragrant warmth and good-natured conviviality of Southern...


My New Orleans

by Rosemary James Touchstone (June 15, 2010)

From famous writers and personalities who call the city home, whether by birth or simply love, these pieces written in the wake of Hurricane Katrina serve as a timeless tribute to New Orleans.

Sentimental, joyful,...


A French Affair

by Mary Blume Free Press (November 05, 1999)

America and France have always had a special relationship. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that the two have enjoyed a love affair of sorts, with all the love/hate dynamics that suggests. From...


The Summer of My Greek Taverna

by Tom Stone Simon & Schuster (June 25, 2002)

Tom Stone went to Greece one summer to write a novel -- and stayed twenty-two years. On Patmos, the tiny island where St. John received the apocalyptic visions recorded in the Book of Revelations, he fell in...


Going with the Grain

by Susan Seligson Simon & Schuster (December 17, 2013)

"My lifelong love affair with bread has less to do with crust, crumb, and the vagaries of sourdough cultures and more to do with bread as a reflection of people's varied beliefs, daily lives, and blood memories....Bread...


Jungleland

by Christopher S. Stewart Harper Perennial (January 07, 2014)

"I began to daydream about the jungle...."

On April 6, 1940, explorer and future World War II spy Theodore Morde (who would one day attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler), anxious about the perilous journey that...


I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago

by Hape Kerkeling & Shelley Frisch Free Press (June 16, 2009)

I'm Off Then has sold more than three million copies in Germany and has been translated into eleven languages. The number of pilgrims along the Camino has increased by 20 percent since the book was published....


A Tour on the Prairies

by Washington Irving Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

In 1832, Washington Irving, America’s first literary superstar, returned to the United States after seventeen years abroad and swiftly set out to explore Pawnee country—the wild uncharted territory deep...


The Road to McCarthy

by Pete McCarthy Harper (November 16, 2010)

Pete McCarthy established one cardinal rule of travel in hisbestselling debut, McCarthy's Bar: "Never pass a bar withyour name on it." In this equally wry and insightful follow-up,his characteristic good humor,...


To America with Love

by A.A. Gill Simon & Schuster (July 09, 2013)

A celebrated British provocateur and Vanity Fair columnist serves up an “immensely entertaining book inspired by his love and knowledge of America” (Sunday Times, London).

IN TO AMERICA WITH LOVE, celebrated...


Mother of God

by Paul Rosolie Harper (March 18, 2014)

For fans of The Lost City of Z, Walking the Amazon, and Turn Right at Machu Picchu comes naturalist and explorer Paul Rosolie’s extraordinary adventure in the uncharted tributaries of the Western Amazon—a...


Dishwasher

by Pete Jordan HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Dishwasher is the true story of a man on a mission: to clean dirty dishes professionally in every state in America. Part adventure, part parody, and part miraculous journey of self-discovery, it is the unforgettable...


Shadow of the Silk Road

by Colin Thubron HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish...


Fly-Fishing the 41st

by James Prosek HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The New York Times has called James Prosek "the Audubon of the fishing world," and in Fly-Fishing the 41st, he uses his talent for descriptive writing to illuminate an astonishing adventure. Beginning in his...


Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country

by Louise Erdrich Harper Perennial (March 11, 2014)

For more than three decades, bestselling author Louise Erdrich has enthralled readers with dazzling novels that paint an evocative portrait of Native American life. From her dazzling first novel, Love Medicine...


In Siberia

by Colin Thubron HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

As mysterious as its beautiful, as forbidding as it is populated with warm-hearted people, Syberia is a land few Westerners know, and even fewer will ever visit. Traveling alone, by train, boat, car, and on...


Maiden Voyage

by Tania Aebi Simon & Schuster (November 06, 2012)

What begins as the sheer desire for adventure turns into a spiritual quest as a young woman comes to terms with her family, her dreams, and her first love.

Tania Aebi was an unambitious eighteen-year-old, a bicycle...


Simply Fish

by Matthew Dolan Skyhorse (May 16, 2017)

The frequency of eating fish and seafood has grown worldwide due to the rising interest in healthy living and the desire to add more variety to our diets. Simply Fish explores a wide range of recipes, techniques,...


The Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex

by Owen Chase & Kenneth Kamler Skyhorse (June 06, 2017)

The Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex is the harrowing narrative of an unfortunate vessel’s calamitous encounter with a great white whale, and the crew’s perilous fight for survival on the open sea. This...


A Travel Junkie's Diary

by Dina Bennett Skyhorse (August 21, 2018)

Dina Bennett’s on the road again—and she can’t stop! Having completed the 7,800-mile Peking to Paris Classic Car Challenge while braving carsickness and patching rocky marital relations, she’s once more...


Off the Grid

by Randy Denmon & Jim Motavalli Skyhorse (April 04, 2017)

The rollicking tale of a first-of-its-kind adventure—driving a Tesla through Central America.

Only a week after the nation’s newspapers were filled with headlines of the first cross-country trip in an electric...


The Insulin Express

by Oren Liebermann Skyhorse (May 02, 2017)

A travel memoir through thirty countries, a thousand insulin injections, and one man’s journey from despair to confidence. With tips and information from the American Diabetes Association.

In the middle of...


Iranian Rappers and Persian Porn

by Jamie Maslin Skyhorse (October 13, 2009)

Iran looms large in the psyche of modern America. For decades, it has been “the enemy,” its government taunting us and attacking our Western, secular lifestyle. That is largely the Iranian government, however,...


You Want To Go Where?

by Jeff Blumenfeld Skyhorse (June 17, 2009)

Christopher Columbus needed a sponsor for a dangerous expedition but the King of Portugal wasn't interested. He repackaged his proposal for the Queen of Spain. She put Columbus on retainer and the rest is history....


(Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living

by Mark Greenside Skyhorse (May 08, 2018)

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

Every year upon arriving in Plobien, the small Breton town where he spends his summers, American writer Mark Greenside picks back up where he left off with his faux-pas–filled...


Long Way Home

by Bill Barich Skyhorse (July 24, 2018)

“We do not take a trip; a trip takes us,” John Steinbeck noted in his 1962 classic, Travels with Charley. In 2008, Bill Barich decided to explore the mood of the United States as Steinbeck had done almost...


Challenging the Pacific

by Maud Fontenoy Arcade (November 07, 2011)

Just two years after rowing solo across the North Atlantic at the age of twenty-five, Maud Fontenoy was ready for a new challenge—crossing the Pacific Ocean. Leaving from Lima, Peru, and traveling 4,400 miles...


A Year in Paris

by John Baxter Harper Perennial (February 26, 2019)

A Paperback Original

From the incomparable John Baxter, the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, a sumptuous and definitive portrait of Paris through the seasons, highlighting the unique...


Don't Make Me Pull Over!

by Richard Ratay Scribner (July 03, 2018)

“A lighthearted, entertaining trip down Memory Lane” (Kirkus Reviews), Don’t Make Me Pull Over! offers a nostalgic look at the golden age of family road trips—before portable DVD players, smartphones,...


A Canyon Voyage

by Frederick Dellenbaugh Skyhorse (November 07, 2017)

In 1871, seventeen-year-old Frederick Dellenbaugh began a great adventure when he joined Major John Wesley Powell and a crew of scientists on Powell's second exploration trip down the Colorado River and into...


Sea and Sardinia

by D.H. Lawrence Index ebooks (August 21, 2017)

Sea and Sardinia describes a brief excursion undertaken in January 1921 by D.H. Lawrence and Frieda, his wife a.k.a. Queen Bee, from Taormina in Sicily to the interior of Sardinia. They visited Cagliari, Mandas,...


Sitting Up with the Dead

by Pamela Petro & Jimmy Neil Smith Arcade (February 14, 2017)

For the first time in paperback, an acclaimed look at the American South through the lenses of its most acclaimed storytellers and their tales.

Rarely does a nonfiction work come along that is as original and...


Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

by Robert Louis Stevenson Index ebooks (February 20, 2017)

Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) is one of Robert Louis Stevenson's earliest published works and is considered a pioneering classic of outdoor literature. It is also one of the earliest accounts...


Montparnasse

by John Baxter Harper Perennial (November 07, 2017)

In the third portrait of his series Great Parisian Neighborhoods, award-winning raconteur John Baxter takes readers on a dazzling excursion of Montparnasse.

By the IACP Award-winning author of the national bestseller...


Farthest North: New edition annotated and linked

by Fridtjof Nansen Index ebooks (January 24, 2017)

Nansen's "Fram" expedition was an attempt by the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen to reach the geographical North Pole by harnessing the natural east–west current of the Arctic Ocean. In the face of much...


An Illustrated Journey

by Danny Gregory Adams Media (February 06, 2013)

Travel + Sketching = Inspiration

When we travel, we don't want to follow the same itinerary as everyone who's come before us. We want to feel like explorers, adventurers in undiscovered territory. And that's...


Come, Tell Me How You Live

by Agatha Christie Mallowan William Morrow Paperbacks (April 10, 2012)

Over the course of her long, prolific career, Agatha Christie gave the world a wealth of ingenious whodunits and page-turning locked-room mysteries featuring Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, and a host of other...


Sailing Acts

by Linford Stutzman Good Books (October 01, 2006)

          For those who love sailing and you-are-there travel literature. Also for those who enjoy studying the life and times of the Apostle Paul. But definitely for those who love adventure, or at...


Sons of the Wind

by Jacquie Ricard-Carrodano & XAVIER PIVANO Éditions Ligne Continue (January 12, 2012)

When Arnaud got an odd letter from a stranger who claimed he was his father, he couldn’t imagine it would lead him so far away. Far away from home, of course, but from himself too, from his inherent human...


Italian Journeys

by William Dean Howells Start Classics (January 08, 2015)

William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel...