Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Armchair Travel

This month's book display theme is "Armchair Travel" featuring travel memoirs and non-fiction works recommended in this NextReads Newsletter. Authors Peter Mayle (A Year in Provence), John Berendt (The City of Falling Angels), Joe McGinnis (The Miracle of Castel di Sangro), John McPhee (Uncommon Carriers) and others are featured.
It seems as though Italy is the most common destination of the writers. Who wouldn't want to travel to sunny climates, eat good food and pay for it by a publishing deal? The titles are intriguing: Falling Palace: a Romance of Naples by Dan Hofstadter, The Stone Boudoir: Travels through Hidden Villages of Sicily by Theresa Maggio, City of the Soul: a Walk in Rome by William Murray, and On Persephone's Island: a Sicilian Journal by Mary Taylor Simeti.

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