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From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

Tembi Locke · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.

It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro,...
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The Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China

Frank Langfitt · PublicAffairs
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

As any traveler knows, some of the best and most honest conversations take place during car rides. So, when a long-time NPR correspondent wanted to learn more about the real China, he started driving a cab--and discovered a country amid seismic political and economic change.
China--America's...
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Cheryl Strayed · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 315
Format: Print book

Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection.

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe - and built her back up again.

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Douglas Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.

Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have...
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Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude

Stephanie Rosenbloom · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of travelling solo

In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting...
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Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

Mark Adams · Dutton Adult; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

What happens when an adventure travel expert-whos never actually done anything adventurous-tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? July 24, 1911, was a day for the history books. For on that rainy morning, the young Yale professor Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes...
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My Life in France

Julia Child · Anchor
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

The bestselling story of Julia's years in France - and the basis for Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams - in her own words.
Although she would later singlehandedly create a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking...
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Travel Light, Move Fast

Alexandra Fuller · Penguin Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From bestselling author Alexandra Fuller, the utterly original story of her father, Tim Fuller, and a deeply felt tribute to a life well lived

Six months before he died in Budapest, Tim Fuller turned to his daughter: "Let me tell you the secret to life right now, in case...
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The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration

Alec Wilkinson · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

In this grand and astonishing tale Alec Wilkinson brings us the story of S A Andreacutee the visionary Swedish aeronaut who in during the great age of Arctic endeavor left to discover the North Pole by flying to it in a hydrogen balloon Called by a British military officer ldquothe most...
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On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey

Paul Theroux · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Legendary travel writer Paul Theroux drives the entire length of the US-Mexico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today's brutal headlines.

Paul Theroux has spent his life crisscrossing the globe...
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Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage

BRIAN CASTNER · Doubleday
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling...
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A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith

Timothy Egan · Viking
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"What a wondrous work! This beautifully written and totally clear-eyed account of his pilgrimage will have you wondering whether we should all embark on such a journey, either of the body, the soul or, as in Egan's case, both." --Cokie Roberts

"If this book doesn't...
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Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer · Prószyński i S-ka
Pages: 189
Format: Print book

In a compelling book that evokes the writings of Thoreau, Muir, and Jack London, Krakauer recounts the haunting and tragic mystery of 22-year-old Chris McCandless who disappeared in April 1992 into the Alaskan wilderness in search of a raw, transcendent experience. His emaciated corpse...
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The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores

Diana Marcum · Little A
Pages: 238
Format: Hardcover

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer comes an exuberant memoir of personal loss and longing, and finding connection on the remote Azorean Islands of the Atlantic Ocean.

Reporter Diana Marcum is in crisis. A long-buried personal sadness is enfolding her - and her career is stalled...

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

David Grann · Doubleday
Pages: 339
Format: Hardcover

A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable...
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Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World

Matthew Goodman · Ballantine Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLEROn November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer's World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day - and heading in the opposite...
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A Long Way Home: A Memoir

Saroo Brierley · G.P. Putnam's Sons; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

The miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and homebut an identity long-since left behind.At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last...
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The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country

Helen Russell · Icon Books
Format: Print book

Denmark is officially the happiest nation on Earth. When Helen Russell is forced to move to rural Jutland, can she discover the secrets of their happiness? Or will the long, dark winters and pickled herring take their toll?A Year of Living Danishly looks at where the Danes get it right,...
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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

Elizabeth Gilbert · Viking
Pages: 334
Format: Hardcover

This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly...
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Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story

Sue Monk Kidd · Viking
Pages: 282
Format: Print book

An introspective and beautiful dual memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and her daughterSue Monk Kidd has touched millions of readers with her novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and with her acclaimed nonfiction. In this intimate dual memoir, she and her daughter,...
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The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica

Laurie Gwen Shapiro · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York's Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties' most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica.

It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun....
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Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road

KATE HARRIS · Dey Street Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Lands of Lost Borders carried me up into a state of openness and excitement I haven't felt for years. It's a modern classic." - Pico Iyer

A brilliant, fierce writer makes her debut with this enthralling travelogue and memoir of her journey by bicycle along the Silk Road - an illuminating...

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The Monk of Mokha

Dave Eggers · Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of The Circle and What Is the What, the true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war.

Mokhtar Alkhanshali...
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The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World.

Jennifer Baggett · Harper; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"Brave, funny, and deeply moving." - Cathy Alter, author of Up for Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me About Love, Sex, and Starting Over "Three cheers to The Lost Girls for showing us, with good humor and graceful prose, the beauty and importance of leading life astray."...
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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy

Frances Mayes · Broadway Books; First edition. edition
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity...
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Out of Africa: and Shadows on the Grass

Isak Dinesen · Vintage Books
Pages: 462
Format: Paperback

With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.
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Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

Robert Kurson · Random House
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men - John Chatterton and John Mattera - are willing to risk...
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Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys Across a Changing Russia

Lisa Dickey · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 325
Format: Print book

**One of Bustle's 17 of the Best Nonfiction Books Coming in January 2017**
**One of Men's Journal's 7 Best Books of January**

Lisa Dickey traveled across the whole of Russia three times -- in 1995, 2005 and 2015 -- making friends in eleven different cities, then coming...

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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar

Paul Theroux · Mariner Books
Pages: 496
Format: Paperback

Paul Theroux returns to the transcontinental expedition that made Great Railway Bazaar a classic of travel literature and realizes - in rich, anecdotal detail - how much the world has changed. Half a lifetime ago, Paul Theroux virtually invented the modern travel narrative by recounting...
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Ghost Towns of the Mountain West: Your Guide to the Hidden History and Old West Haunts of Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Mont

Philip Varney · MBI Co. and Voyageur Press
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

The Rocky Mountain and Great Basin states are the heart of ghost-town country. Once-bustling pioneer outposts, mining camps, lumber towns, and railroad villages stand today as reminders of the glory days of gold rushes, industrial progress, and that pioneering spirit of the Old West. This...
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Journeys of a Lifetime, Second Edition: 500 of the World's Greatest Trips

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. · National Geographic
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Featuring 120 new destinations, this best-selling inspirational travel guide reveals 500 celebrated and lesser-known destinations around the globe, from ocean cruises in Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Completely revised and updated for its 10th anniversary.

Compiled from...
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Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland

Dave Barry · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Dave Barry.

We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will.
Every few months,...
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See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy

Frances Mayes · Crown
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine

The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights...
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At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe

Tsh Oxenreider · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

As Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes From a Blue Bike, chronicles her family's adventure around the world - seeing, smelling, and tasting the widely varying cultures along the way - she discovers what it truly means to be at home.

In her late thirties and as a mom to three kids...

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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

Jon Krakauer · Anchor
Pages: 333
Format: Paperback

National Bestseller

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed...
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The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and A Life-Changing Journey Around the World

Kim Dinan · Sourcebooks
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

What Would You Do with a Yellow Envelope?After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they're given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don't overthink it; share your...
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Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World

Anthony Doerr · Scribner
Format: Deckle Edge]

Anthony Doerr has received many awards -- from the New York Public Library, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Library Association. Then came the Rome Prize, one of the most prestigious awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and with it a stipend and a writing...
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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

Paul Theroux · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose


In the spirit of his much-loved Sunrise with Seamonsters and Fresh Air Fiend, Paul Theroux's latest collection of essays leads the reader through a dazzling array of sights,...
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The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds

Caroline Van Hemert · Little, Brown Spark
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Hope Jahren, Helen MacDonald, and Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist's journey from Washington State to high above the Arctic Circle -- traveling across remote and rugged terrain solely by human power -- to rediscover birds, the natural world, and her own love...
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The Elephants in My Backyard: A Memoir

Rajiv Surendra · Regan Arts
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Rajiv Surendra was filming Mean Girls, playing the beloved rapping mathlete Kevin Gnapoor, when a cameraman insisted he read Yann Martel's Life of Pi. So begins his "lovely and human" (Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy) tale of obsessively pursuing...
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Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Jill Heinerth · Ecco
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet

More people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more...

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Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes

Elizabeth Bard · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In Paris for a weekend visit, Elizabeth Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman--and never went home again.

Was it love at first sight? Or was it the way her knife slid effortlessly through her pavé au poivre, the steak's pink juices puddling into the buttery...
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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Christopher McDougall · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's...
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A Walk in the Woods

Bill Bryson · Broadway Books
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests...
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