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The best women's travel writing. Volume 8 : true stories from around the world / edited by Lavinia Spalding

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Material Type
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Imprint
Palo Alto [Calif.] : Travelers' Tales, ©2012.

Details

Edition
1st ed.
Description
xx, 285 pages : 1 portrait ; 21 cm
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Series
Travelers' tales.
Contents
Introduction / Lavinia Spalding -- Lost and liberated (France) / Kimberley Lovato -- The runaway (Tibet) / Ann Hood -- Bridge on the border (El Salvador/Guatemala) / Molly Beer -- Twenty years and counting (France) / Marcia DeSanctis -- Learning to pray (Afghanistan) / Angie Chuang -- Beneath the surface (USA) / Lucy McCauley -- Storming the castles (France) / Susan Orlean -- Riverdance (Laos) / Laurie Weed -- What we do after gunfire (Brazil) / Jocelyn Edelstein -- Sidecar Sally (Mexico) / Carrie Visintainer -- Taking the oars (Zambia) / Bridget Crocker -- Root-bound (Italy) / Marcy Gordon -- Of monarchs and men in Michoacán (Mexico) / Meera Subramanian -- A thousand simple steps (China) / Amber Kelly-Anderson -- The kiwi hunt (New Zealand) / Jennifer Rose Smith -- The threadbare rope (Dominican Republic) / Carol Reichert -- Climbing Vaea (Samoa) / Catherine Watson -- The international expiration date (Oman/Abu Dhabi) / Sarah Katin -- Our own apocalypse now (Vietnam) / Haley Sweetland Edwards -- I think it must be beautiful (Namibia) / Blair Braverman -- Passion and pizza (Argentina) / Layne Mosler -- Bones surfacing in the dirt (Cambodia) / Lauren Quinn -- Mare's milk, mountain bikes, meteors & mammaries (Krygyzstan) / Kirsten Koza -- Letting go on the Ganges (India) / Kristen Zibell -- Birthright (Israel) / Emily Matchar -- Spiral-bound (India) / Kate McCahill -- Meat and greet (Vietnam) / Abbie Kozolchyk -- Death and love in Kenya (Kenya) / Anena Hansen -- Dance of the spider women (Italy) / Laura Fraser -- On the Macal (Belize) / Mary Jo McConahay -- Holiday camp (England) / Martha Ezell -- Tongues and arrows (France/Spain) / Jessica Wilson.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary
This title is the eighth in an annual collection of the best womens travel writing of the year. It presents stimulating, inspiring, and uplifting adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples, and facets of themselves. The common threads connecting these stories are a womans perspective and fresh, compelling storytelling to make the reader laugh, weep, wish she were there, or be glad she wasnt. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes are as eclectic as in all of our books, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.
Local Note
Faculty (School of Letters) publication, Meera Subramanian.
Subject
Travelers' writings.
Voyages and travels.
Women travelers.
Travelers' writings. (OCoLC)fst01155719
Voyages and travels. (OCoLC)fst01169308
Women travelers. (OCoLC)fst01178642
Added Author
Subramanian, Meera, Of monarchs and men in Michoacán.
Spalding, Lavinia. Editor.
ISBN
9781609520595
1609520599
1609521625
9781609521622