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A second collection of true travel tales by some of the world's most popular fiction writers explores the lessons learned from immersing oneself in another culture and includes... Read more
A second collection of true travel tales by some of the world's most popular fiction writers explores the lessons learned from immersing oneself in another culture and includes contributions by such writers as Alexander McCall Smith, Sophie Cunningham and Jane Smiley. Original.
Better than Fiction 2 Paperback edition by Dave Eggers
When Mae is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Run out of a California campus, the Circle links users' personal emails, social media, and finances with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of transparency.
Valentino Achak Deng is just a boy when conflict separates him from his family and forces him to leave his small Sudanese village, joining thousands of other orphans on their long, long walk to Ethiopia, where they find safety - for a time.
In August 2005, as Hurricane Katrina blew in the city of New Orleans has been abandoned by most citizens. But resident Abdulrahman Zeitoun, though his wife and family had gone, refused to leave. For days he traversed an apocalyptic landscape of flooded streets by canoe. But eventually he came to the attention of those 'guarding' this drowned city.
From the best-selling author of The Circle - the gripping 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...
In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great.
When things fall down, who lifts them up? What if the ground beneath your feet had been hollowed into hundreds of tunnels and passageways? What if there were mysterious forces in these tunnels? What if it were up to twelve-year-old Gran Flowerpetal to stop these forces?
More than 20 well-known writers and celebrities share the travel experiences that shaped their personalities and changed their lives. Contributors include Dave Eggers, Richard Ford, Pico Iyer, John Berendt, Alexander McCall Smith and Jane Smiley.
A tourist on the Axis of Evil. Written by the founder of Lonely Planet, this fascinating account of life in these closed-off countries will appeal to anyone with an interest in the state of the world today.
Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery on the Road. Join us at the table for this 34-course banquet of original stories from food-obsessed writers and chefs sharing their life-changing food experiences.
A collection of great travel writing by authors from across the globe, including original stories set in Scotland, Thailand, Malaysia, Moldova, Tanzania, Austria and beyond. Authors in this anthology include TC Boyle, Pico Iyer, Francine Prose, Alexander McCall Smith, Torre DeRoche, Anthony Sattin, Rebecca Dinerstein and Elizabeth George. Edited by long-term Lonely Planet collaborator Don George.
Lonely Planet knows that some of life's funniest experiences happen on the road. Whether they take the form of unexpected detours, unintended adventures, unidentifiable dinners or unforgettable encounters, they can give birth to our most found travel lessons, and our most memorable - and hilarious - travel stories.
Unexpected stories from unexpected places. The authors of these 30 real-life tales find passion, surprise and illumination in the middle of Borneo or Beijing, in a Mayan mountain village, along a timeworn trail in Tuscany, on an isolated South Pacific island, or under a desert moon in Mali.
A timely collection of 26 inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world. Featuring stories by Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester and Dave Eggers.
Life-changing food adventures around the world. On the road, food nourishes us not only physically, but intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually too. Celebrate the riches and revelations of food with this 38-course feast of true tales set around the world.
Join famous fiction writers and up-and-coming authors for this new collection of globetrotting real-life travel tales. By turns funny, poignant and thought-provoking, you'll be transported from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, via Iceland, India, Samoa, Scotland and beyond.
This is Jeremy Seal's quest, by means of a fez, for the heart of a country culturally and spiritually at odds with herself. The fez's opposing associations - both revered Eastern-Islamic headdress and banal tourist souvenir - exactly reflects Turkey's cultural faultline.
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