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Product Description: Full of humor, profundity, and obsession, these are tales of writers on peregrine paths. Some set out in search of legends or artistic inspiration; others seek spiritual epiphany or fulfillment of a promise. Their journeys lead them variously to Dracula’s castle, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s prairie, the Grimms’ fairy-tale road, Mayan temples, Nathaniel West’s California, the Camino de Santiago trail, Scott’s Antarctica, the Marquis de Sade’s haunted manor, or the sacred city of Varanasi...read more
By Brian Bouldrey (editor)

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9780299309404 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Full of humor, profundity, and obsession, these are tales of writers on peregrine paths.

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Product Description: "A perceptive, old-school travel writer whose prose brings celebrated and obscure destinations to life." —The New York Times "The Joys of Travel is itself a joy." —Paul Theroux, New York Times bestselling author of Deep South In The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them, veteran travel writer Thomas Swick reflects on what he has identified as “the seven joys of travel”: anticipation, movement, break from routine, novelty, discovery, emotional connection, and heightened appreciation of home...read more

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9781634508216 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, May 3, 2016, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: "A perceptive, old-school travel writer whose prose brings celebrated and obscure destinations to life.

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Product Description: Is The Book of Mormon a Great American Novel? Avi Steinberg thinks so. In this quirky travelogue—part fan nonfiction, part personal quest—he follows the trail laid out in Joseph Smith’s book. From Jerusalem to the ruined Mayan cities of Central America to upstate New York and, finally, to Jackson County, Missouri—the spot Smith identified as the site of the Garden of Eden—Steinberg traces The Book’s unexpected path and grapples with Joseph Smith’s demons—and his own...read more

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9780307948366 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, November 24, 2015), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Is The Book of Mormon a Great American Novel?

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Product Description: Is the Book of Mormon the Great American Novel? Decades before Melville and Twain composed their great works, a farmhand and child seer named Joseph Smith unearthed a long-buried book from a haunted hill in western New York State that told of an epic history of ancient America, a story about a family that fled biblical Jerusalem and took a boat to the New World...read more

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9780385535694 | Nan a Talese, October 21, 2014, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Is the Book of Mormon the Great American Novel?

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Product Description: In his introduction, guest editor Andrew McCarthy says that the best travel writing is “the anonymous and solitary traveler capturing a moment in time and place, giving meaning to his or her travels.” The stories in The Best American Travel Writing 2015 demonstrate just that spirit, whether it is the story of a marine returning to Iraq a decade after his deployment, a writer retracing the footsteps of humanity as it spread from Africa throughout the world, or looking for love on a physics-themed cruise down the Rhone River...read more
By Andrew McCarthy (editor)

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9780544569645 | Mariner Books, October 6, 2015, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In his introduction, guest editor Andrew McCarthy says that the best travel writing is “the anonymous and solitary traveler capturing a moment in time and place, giving meaning to his or her travels.

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Product Description: “Travel connoisseurs divide the world into those places they’ve been dying to visit or revisit and places they’d never set foot in but are glad someone else did. This year’s volume of travel writing . . . focuses mostly on the latter with derring-do dispatches...read more
By Paul Theroux (editor)

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9780544330153 | Mariner Books, October 7, 2014, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: “Travel connoisseurs divide the world into those places they’ve been dying to visit or revisit and places they’d never set foot in but are glad someone else did.

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Product Description: Kristin Newman spent her twenties and thirties dealing with the stresses of her high-pressure job as a television comedy writer, and the anxieties of watching most of her friends get married and start families while she wrestled with her own fear of both...read more

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9780345385185, titled "I Deserve Respect: Confronting and Challenging Shame" | Reprint edition (Ballantine Books, October 1, 1993), cover price $5.50 | also contains I Deserve Respect: Confronting and Challenging Shame, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir | About this edition: A guide to confronting shame presents the writings of Merle Fossum, Guy Kettlehack, Stephanie E.

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9781494501853 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, May 30, 2014), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Kristin Newman spent her twenties and thirties dealing with the stresses of her high-pressure job as a television comedy writer, and the anxieties of watching most of her friends get married and start families while she wrestled with her own fear of both.

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Product Description: Kristin Newman spent her twenties and thirties dealing with the stresses of her high-pressure job as a television comedy writer, and the anxieties of watching most of her friends get married and start families while she wrestled with her own fear of both...read more

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9780345385192, titled "Living Well: A Twelve-Step Response to Chronic Illness and Disability" | Reprint edition (Ballantine Books, September 1, 1993), cover price $4.99 | also contains Living Well: A Twelve-Step Response to Chronic Illness and Disability | About this edition: Describes how chronic illness or disability can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness and offers a twelve-step plan to turn chronic illness into an opportunity for spiritual growth and fulfillment.

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9781494531850, titled "What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, May 30, 2014), cover price $83.99 | About this edition: Kristin Newman spent her twenties and thirties dealing with the stresses of her high-pressure job as a television comedy writer, and the anxieties of watching most of her friends get married and start families while she wrestled with her own fear of both.

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Product Description: Number-one New York Times best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed: A Love Story, Elizabeth Gilbert transports readers to far-flung locales with this collection of the year’s lushest and most inspiring travel writing.
By Elizabeth Gilbert (editor)

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9780547808987 | Houghton Mifflin, October 8, 2013, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Number-one New York Times best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed: A Love Story, Elizabeth Gilbert transports readers to far-flung locales with this collection of the year’s lushest and most inspiring travel writing.

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Product Description: From the acclaimed author of Blue Highways, PrairyErth, and Roads to Quoz, a dazzling collection of travel tales from the road. HERE, THERE, ELSEWHERE draws together for the first time William Least Heat-Moon's greatest short-form travel writing...read more

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9780316110242 | Little Brown & Co, January 8, 2013, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: From the acclaimed author of Blue Highways, PrairyErth, and Roads to Quoz, a dazzling collection of travel tales from the road.

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9780316067539 | Back Bay Books, October 8, 2013, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: From the acclaimed author of Blue Highways, PrairyErth, and Roads to Quoz, a dazzling collection of travel tales from the road.

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Product Description: In medieval times, a pilgrimage gave the average Joe his only break from the daily grind. For Gideon Lewis-Kraus, it promises a different kind of escape. Determined to avoid the fear and self-sacrifice that kept his father, a gay rabbi, closeted until midlife, he has moved to anything-goes Berlin...read more

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9781594487255 | Riverhead Books, May 10, 2012, cover price $26.95 | About this edition:        In medieval times, a pilgrimage gave the average Joe his only break from the daily grind.

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9781594631498 | Reprint edition (Riverhead Books, May 7, 2013), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In medieval times, a pilgrimage gave the average Joe his only break from the daily grind.

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Product Description: The Best American Series®First, Best, and Best-SellingThe Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites...read more

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9780547808970 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, October 2, 2012), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The Best American Series®First, Best, and Best-SellingThe Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction.

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Product Description: A chronicle of two women's travels through turkey When Joy Stocke and Angie Brenner meet on the balcony of a guesthouse in a small resort town on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, they think they have only a mutual friend and a summer dream in common...read more

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9780983918806, titled "Anatolian Days & Nights: A Love Affair With Turkey: Land of Dervishes, Goddesses, and Saints" | Greenleaf Book Group Llc, March 1, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A chronicle of two women's travels through turkey When Joy Stocke and Angie Brenner meet on the balcony of a guesthouse in a small resort town on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, they think they have only a mutual friend and a summer dream in common.

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Product Description: The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites ...read more
By Sloane Crosley (editor)

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9780547333366 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, October 4, 2011), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction.

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Product Description: Edited by The New Yorker’s Bill Buford, the pieces collected here “prove that a restless, intrepid spirit isn’t unwelcome to American readers” (New York Times Book Review).
By Jason Wilson (editor)

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9780547333359 | Original edition (Mariner Books, October 5, 2010), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Edited by The New Yorker’s Bill Buford, the pieces collected here “prove that a restless, intrepid spirit isn’t unwelcome to American readers” (New York Times Book Review).

By Simon Winchester (editor)

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9780618858668 | Original edition (Houghton Mifflin, October 8, 2009), cover price $22.95

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Product Description: With a title borrowed from Samuel Johnson, insatiable globetrotter Russell Fraser fondly recalls his travels in China, Peru, Italy, France, Russia, Scotland, the Persian Gulf, and the Antarctic in this series of meditations on the distinguishing elements of culture and history found in far-flung locales...read more

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9781570038259 | Univ of South Carolina Pr, August 30, 2009, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: With a title borrowed from Samuel Johnson, insatiable globetrotter Russell Fraser fondly recalls his travels in China, Peru, Italy, France, Russia, Scotland, the Persian Gulf, and the Antarctic in this series of meditations on the distinguishing elements of culture and history found in far-flung locales.

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Product Description: High-class armchair travel at its very best! Mona Lisa’s Pajamas gives readers a round-trip ticket for a journey around the world, carrying them to distant destinations most of us will never visit. Originally written for The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, A...read more

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9781402757648 | Union Square Pr, April 7, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: High-class armchair travel at its very best!

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Product Description: What constitutes travel? Two weeks in a foreign city or a year of Sunday drives? Returning to the places you love or stopping by the side of the road to jump into a unfamiliar creek? Going with your significant other or with a group of acquaintances who become fast friends during the experience? Author Linda Jenkins has done it all in her 17-year marriage to Tim, several years her junior and on a wavelength all his own...read more

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9780979066122 | Great Little Books Llc, January 15, 2009, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: What constitutes travel?

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Product Description: In his introduction to The Best American Travel Writing 2008, editor Anthony Bourdain writes that the pieces that “spoke the loudest and most powerfully to me were usually evocative of the darker side, those moments fearful, sublime, and absurd; the small epiphanies familiar to the full-time traveler, interspersed by a sense of dislocation—and the strange, unholy need to record the experience...read more
By Anthony Bourdain (editor)

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9780618858637 | Houghton Mifflin, October 8, 2008, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In his introduction to The Best American Travel Writing 2008, editor Anthony Bourdain writes that the pieces that “spoke the loudest and most powerfully to me were usually evocative of the darker side, those moments fearful, sublime, and absurd; the small epiphanies familiar to the full-time traveler, interspersed by a sense of dislocation—and the strange, unholy need to record the experience.

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9780618858644 | Houghton Mifflin, October 8, 2008, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In his introduction to The Best American Travel Writing 2008, editor Anthony Bourdain writes that the pieces that “spoke the loudest and most powerfully to me were usually evocative of the darker side, those moments fearful, sublime, and absurd; the small epiphanies familiar to the full-time traveler, interspersed by a sense of dislocation—and the strange, unholy need to record the experience.

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Edited by the critically acclaimed author of The Orchid Thief, the latest volume in the annual series presents a wide-ranging anthology of the finest travel writing published over the past year, selected from a wide variety of magazines, newspapers, and Web sites and encompassing contributions by Ian Frazier, David Halberstam, Ann Patchett, Peter Hessler, and others. Simultaneous.
By Susan Orlean (editor) and Jason Wilson (editor)

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9780618582174 | Houghton Mifflin, October 10, 2007, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

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9780618582181 | Mariner Books, October 10, 2007, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

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Product Description: From Tibet to the Galapagos, from the Arctic Ocean to Polynesia, Catherine Watson s second collection of travel essays takes readers to the far corners of the globe, sharing rich encounters with other lives, insights into the human spirit, and the bittersweet tension between home and away...read more

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9780929636764 | 1 edition (Syren Book Co, September 15, 2007), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: From Tibet to the Galapagos, from the Arctic Ocean to Polynesia, Catherine Watson s second collection of travel essays takes readers to the far corners of the globe, sharing rich encounters with other lives, insights into the human spirit, and the bittersweet tension between home and away.

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Edited by the critically acclaimed author of A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg, the latest volume in the annual series presents a wide-ranging anthology of the finest travel writing published over the past year, selected from a wide variety of magazines, newspapers, and Web sites and encompassing contributions by David Sedaris, Alain de Botton, Pico Iyer, Gary Shteyngart, George Saunders, and others. Simultaneous.
By Tim Cahill (editor) and Jason Wilson (editor)

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9780618582129 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, October 11, 2006), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

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9780618582150 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, October 11, 2006), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

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Product Description: Long before Magellan entered the Pacific in 1521 Westerners entertained ideas of undiscovered oceans, mighty continents, and paradisal islands at the far ends of the earth. First set down by Egyptian storytellers, Greek philosophers, and Latin poets, such ideas would have a long life and a deep impact in both the Pacific and the West...read more
By Richard Lansdown (editor)

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9780824829025 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, May 30, 2006, cover price $57.00 | About this edition: Long before Magellan entered the Pacific in 1521 Westernersentertained ideas of undiscovered oceans, mighty continents, andparadisal islands at the far ends of the earth - such ideas would have along life and a deep impact in both the Pacific and the West.

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9780824830427 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, May 30, 2006, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: Long before Magellan entered the Pacific in 1521 Westerners entertained ideas of undiscovered oceans, mighty continents, and paradisal islands at the far ends of the earth.

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Edited by the critically acclaimed author of Annie John, the latest volume in the annual series presents a wide-ranging anthology of the finest travel writing published over the past year, selected from a wide variety of magazines, newspapers, and Web sites and encompassing contributions by Tom Bissell, Ian Frazier, Simon Winchester, Murad Kalam, and other notable authors. Simultaneous.
By Jamaica Kincaid (editor)

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9780618369515 | Houghton Mifflin, October 5, 2005, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

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9780618369522 | Mariner Books, October 5, 2005, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

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