Search chidori's books

Random books from chidori's library

Plain Tales from the Raj: Images of British India in the Twentieth Century by Charles Allen

Bitter Lemons - While Cyprus is often touted as a tourist destination, the origins of the prolonged war between the island's Greek and the Turkish communities are less well known. In Bitter Lemons of Cyprus--first published in 1957--Lawrence Durrell blends the story of beginning a new life in this beautiful place with an account of the conflict's beginnings. It is a narrative that retains political relevance today. The book starts out like something by Peter Mayle or Chris Stewart, a forerunner of the 'good by Lawrence Durrell

When I Was Puerto Rican - Esmeralda Santiago's story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her childhood was full of both tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights as well as poverty. Growing up, she learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs in the mango groves at night, the taste of the delectable sausage called morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. As she enters school we see the clash, both hilarious and fierce, of Puerto Rican and Yankee by Esmeralda Santiago

Street in Marrakech - This is a reflexive account of an American woman and her family's unpredictable journey through the private and public worlds of a traditional Muslim city in the process of change. As a Western stranger in Marrakech, Fernea was met with suspicion and hostility. The story of the slow growth of trust and acceptance between the author and her Moroccan neighbors involves the reader in everyday activities, weddings, funerals, and women's rituals. Both the author and her friends are changed by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Across the Roof of the World (A Norwegian's Journey From Sweden to Canada Across - This book is the story of one of the most amazing journeys I have ever heard about. Wilfred Skrede leaves Norway during World War II in order to get to Canada and join a pilot training camp. Because of the circumstances in Europe he is forced to travel through the endless fields of the Soviet. His journey brings him to the inner parts of China, through Kharakorum and the Himalayas, to Kashmir, Singapore, India, Africa, New Yo by Wilfred Skrede

Period Piece - Gwen Raverat, the granddaughter of Charles Darwin, described Period Piece, her classic memoir of an English childhood in the late 19th century, as a drawing of the world when I was young. The observations of the small incidents in her life, recorded here both in pen portraits and line drawings, reveal an artist s careful eye. Vividly evoking a bygone era, it is a shrewd, touching and comic portrait of her childhood, her eccentric relations and of Cambridge society and university. Since she wa by Gwen Raverat

Members with chidori's books

Member connections

Interesting library: ErnestHemingway, KarenBlixenLibrary, LawrenceDurrell, TELawrence

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

chidori's reviews

Reviews of chidori's books, not including chidori's

Helper badges

Common KnowledgeHelperFiver

Site design selection

Use the new design

Use the old design

The old design is no longer fully supported nor does it get full attention when we roll out new features. We strongly recommend using the new design.

 

Member: chidori

CollectionsYour library (336)

Reviews2 reviews

TagsMemoir (112), Autobiography (31), Biography (27), Travel Memoir (22), Fiction (14), Letters (10), Diaries (6), History/social (5), Architecture (5), Essays (5) — see all tags

MediaNot set (11), Book (325), Paper Book (277), Audiobook (3)

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

GroupsAnglophiles, Antiquarian Travel Memoirs, Bestsellers over the Years, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Folio Society devotees, Travel and Exploration literature

LocationMichigan, USA

Favorite authorsNot set

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/chidori (profile)
/catalog/chidori (library)

Member sinceJan 5, 2009

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 111,827,081 books! | Top bar: Always visible