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The Old Patagonian Express - By Train Through the Americas - The Old Patagonian Express, in southern Argentina -- almost at the end of the world -- was the last train Theroux took. Months before, he had set out from Boston one wintry morning, boarding Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited for the first leg of his trip zigzagging through the Americas. Ahead lay more trains, over a score -- The Lone Star, The Aztec Eagle, The Balboa Bullet, El Pariamericano, La Estrella del Norte, and even the Buenos Aires subway, El by Paul Theroux

Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood - An exquisitely rendered portrait of an African childhood. When Robyn Scott 's parents decide to uproot their young family from New Zealand and move to a converted cowshed in rural Botswana, life for six-year-old Robyn changed forever. In this wild and new landscape excitement can be found around every corner, and with each misadventure she and her family learn more about the quirks, charms, and challenges of living in one of Africa's most rem by Robyn Scott

Ripe for the Picking - In this travelogue, the sequel to 'Extra Virgin', local culinary superstar, Ciccio, gradually takes over as Annie Hawes' constant companion. He is a man who first demonstrates his affection and esteem by inviting her into his vineyard to help him mix up cow manure, which she spends the afternoon slapping onto an old pizza oven. From discovering a nearby village whose lands are jointly owned by a family of prostitutes and a bunch of priests to being besieged by goats belonging to an (a by Annie Hawes

Through Harsh Winters: The Life of a Japanese Immigrant Woman - This is a moving anthropological study of the author's mother, a woman whose spirit, courage, dedication to her principles, and common sense is a model to women of all ages and ethnic origins. By turning her anthropological lens on this significant figure in her own experience, Akemi Kikumura lends her mother's otherwise ordinary life dignity and purpose, and provides the reader with an insightful analysis of the challenges faced by Japanese wo by Akemi Kikumura

A Mortal Flower (China : Autobiography, History, Book 2) by Han Suyin

The Corncrake and the Lysander - This book gave me much pleasure. It's style reflects the unhurried pattern of life in the 30's on a remote island in the Outer Hebrides, with rich and warm characterisation of people long gone.It mixes joys, sadness, and nostalgia.Mr. MacDonald must have been a remarkable man to move from such a basic lifestyle of almost peasantry on Harris, to a successful career in journalism. Although English was a second language he uses it with simple mastery.It is a book that can be re by Finlay J. Macdonald

Lilla's Feast: One Woman's True Story of Love and War in the Orient - At the end of her life, Frances Osborne's one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother Lilla was as elegant as ever-all fitted black lace and sparkling-white diamonds. To her great-grandchildren, Lilla was both an ally and a mysterious wonder. Her bedroom was filled with treasures from every exotic corner of the world. But she rarely mentioned the Japanese prison camps in which she spent much of World War II, or the elaborate cookbook she wrote by Frances Osborne

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