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  1. Book ImageGreek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

    Mary Norris

    The Comma Queen returns with a buoyant book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea.More

  2. Book ImageFrom Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

    Caitlin Doughty, Landis Blair

    A New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller

    “Doughty chronicles [death] practices with tenderheartedness, a technician’s fascination, and an unsentimental respect for grief.” —Jill Lepore, The New YorkerMore

  3. Book ImageNorthland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border

    Porter Fox

    Recommended by the New York Times Holiday Books Guide

    A quest to rediscover America’s other border—the fascinating but little-known northern one.More

  4. Book ImageThe Alps: A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond

    Stephen O'Shea

    “An entertaining, turbocharged race among the high mountain passes of six alpine countries.” —Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book ImageThe Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA

    Doug Mack

    “To truly understand the United States, one must understand The Not-Quite States of America.” —Mark Stein, best-selling author of How the States Got Their ShapesMore

  6. Book ImageThe Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah: Fear and Love in the Modern Middle East

    Adam Valen Levinson

    Chronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American explores the majority-Muslim lands that scare him most.More

  7. Book ImageA Poet's Dublin

    Eavan Boland

    Juxtaposing verse and image, A Poet’s Dublin is a study of origin and influence from “a major Irish poet” (Edward Hirsch).More

  8. Book ImageBlack Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine

    Sophie Pinkham

    A distinctive writer’s fascinating journey into the heart of a troubled region.More

  9. Book ImageThe Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs

    Elaine Sciolino

    A New York Times Bestseller

    "Sciolino’s sharply observed account serves as a testament to…Paris—the city of light, of literature, of life itself." —The New YorkerMore

  10. Book ImageSouth Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature

    Margaret Eby

    “Well-informed and lively. . . . This young author is unafraid to hunt big game.”—Howell Raines, New York TimesMore

  11. Book ImageMidnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia

    David Greene

    Travels with NPR host David Greene along the Trans-Siberian Railroad capture an overlooked, idiosyncratic Russia in the age of Putin.More

  12. Book ImageWriting Across the Landscape: Travel Journals 1960–2013

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Giada Diano, Matthew Gleeson

    This long-awaited volume provides a panoramic portrait of art and life across the twentieth century, from Mexico to Morocco, Paris to Rome, and beyond.More

  13. Book ImageIndonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation

    Elizabeth Pisani

    "A spectacular achievement and one of the very best travel books I have read." —Simon Winchester, Wall Street JournalMore

  14. Book ImageItalian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

    Tim Parks

    “So inviting you might find yourself tempted to give the experience a whirl and ride the Italian trains yourself, book in hand.”—Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageA Visitor's Guide to the Literary South

    Trish Foxwell

    Discover and explore the most fabled venues in American letters.More

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