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Bad Land: An American Romance
Bad Land: An American Romance Bad Land: An American Romance, Jonathan Raban Bad Land, An American Romance, by Jonathan Raban. Vintage Books, 1997. 416 pages. Click here to buy it online! A year-and-a-half ago, a friend related to me his experiences looking for work as a political science professor. He had interviewed for jobs in Indiana, Georgia, and New England. […]
The Curve of Time
The Curve of Time The Curve of Time Review by Mary Keener Travel, definitely independently, discovery, adventure, inspiration, fear, creativity, awe of nature and its inhabitants will by yours as your read The Curve of Time. This book was journeyed and written by a woman who, with her five children, sometimes with a dog, in a twenty-five foot long […]
Pie Town Woman
Pie Town Woman Pie Town Woman At first when I read the title of the book, Pie Town Woman, authored by Joan Myers, I could not imagine a town being called Pie Town! However, the town actually exists and is located in New Mexico. Its population is about 55 persons, certainly not a metropolis! You may ask how […]
Downtown Montreal
Downtown Montreal
Four Wheels Good
Four Wheels Good Four Wheels Good Can you imagine yourself driving across the USA in 1903 in a single cylinder 12-horse power automobile through the deserts of Nevada and Utah, the muddy plains of the Midwest and over the Rocky Mountains? You encounter rivers that you have to traverse and mountains to overcome. It is the dawn of […]
Walking the Bible: A Journey By Land Through The Five Books Of Moses
Walking the Bible: A Journey By Land Through The Five Books Of Moses Walking The Bible: A Journey By Land Through The Five Books Of Moses Although Walking The Bible: A Journey By Land Through The Five Books Of Moses authored by Bruce Feiler certainly does not qualify as a scholarly treatise, it nonetheless merits reading. For many of us it will initiate a new appreciation of the […]
Shropshire: Towns and Villages
Shropshire: Towns and Villages Shropshire: Towns and Villages Shropshire: Towns and Villages By Julie Meech Published by Sigma Leisure – ISBN 1-85058-643-8 I must say I was pleasantly surprised when I browsed through this book, because apart from the good descriptions and historical information relating to the towns in the county I found myself becoming quite absorbed by the […]
AA Gill is Away
AA Gill is Away AA Gill is Away AA Gill can not write a bad sentence and to read this book is to experience travel writing at its most sublime. Unlike many other writers who aspire to be travel writers, AA Gill’s prose is free from the genre’s normal pretensions and is like a breath of fresh air. After […]
Cancun & the Riviera Maya
Cancun & the Riviera Maya Cancun & the Riviera Maya I have not seen too many travel guides that present to the reader concise and timely information pertaining to Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Riviera Maya as well as Cancun all wrapped up in a soft bound book that can easily fit into your back pocket. One such neat little guide is […]
St. Lucia
St. Lucia When one opens the softbound guidebook entitled St. Lucia, written by Chris Higgins and published by Ulysses Travel Guides, we immediately note the quotation of Derek Walcott, a Lucian poet and playwright: I come from a place that likes grandeur it likes large gestures it is not inhibited by flourish it is a […]