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Book: Among Friends - Travels in Cuba by Heather Murray
What's it like to live in a modern city where water and electricity, soap and paper are rationed? How do you find a pop-up restaurant in the depths of the countryside? Among Friends: Travels in Cuba is an account of one person's discovery of Cuba as it moves towards a more open economy. With an eye for the telling details of daily life, Murray first explores Havana and then other provinces to the [...]
 
Book: Friday in France - A humorous memoir about leaving it all behind. by Judy Block
Friday in France, is a laugh-out-loud, 5-STAR, true, fish out of water story about a successful, New York TV Production Executive that leaves the rat-race and insanity of her life behind to go live on a calm and quiet, French Island in the Atlantic with her surfer-boyfriend. If you ever dream of leaving your life behind, this is the book for you. This charming account of turning one's life [...]
 
Book: Kevin and I in India by Frank Kusy
Acclaimed as one of the funniest and true to life stories about India ever written, this 'diary of disaster' was an instant bestseller upon publication in 1986 and remains a firm favourite with readers today. "Relentlessly honest, refreshingly uncontrived, this diary really - works." (The Sunday Tribune) "India, at low-budget tourist level, is buffeting and bullying. But over - four months [...]
 
Book: Kiss Me, Lynn (Kiss Me Series) by Linda George
Kiss Me, Lynn is the second book in the Kiss Me Series by Linda George. Lynn Hanson and her best friend, Sharon, join a tour of Peru during their summer break from teaching. Sharon is determined to fall in love on this trip, while Lynn is determined not to have a "vacation fling." But this vacation will not be what either expects. Lynn's mother has been behaving oddly, and there's a chance she [...]
 
Book: Notes of a Naive Traveler - Nepal and Thailand by Jennifer S. Alderson
"I never thought I would have reason to say to someone, 'Sorry I'm late, it took longer to dismember the goat than originally planned.'" I was twenty-six years old, worked at a well-paid job, rented a fantastic apartment, and enjoyed a large circle of friends. I had everything, except I didn't. I couldn't shake the feeling I was missing out on the experience of living. Part guidebook on culture [...]
 
Book: The Transmigrant by Kristi Saare Duarte
What if Jesus was just an ordinary boy searching for enlightenment? This award-winning novel re-imagines Jesus's epic life, and in particular, the eighteen years not mentioned in the Bible. In the year 8 AD, five-year-old Yeshua receives a visit from two mysterious strangers who predict he will bring a message of peace to the world. Oblivious of the prophecy, Yeshua grows up yearning to be a [...]
 
Book: Two Are Better - Midlife Newlyweds Bicycle Coast to Coast by Tim and Debbie Bishop
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to marry for the first time after your peers have already become grandparents? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to bicycle across America? As if each weren't adventure enough, what if you combined the two? Some might consider this a recipe for disaster, but Tim and Debbie Bishop thought otherwise. At age 52, the couple finally found in each [...]
 
Book: Mother, was it worth it? (The Sell The Pig Series Book 3) by Tottie Limejuice
Tottie and her eccentric family moved to France in search of a better life for her nearly nonogenarian mother who suffered from dementia. As her full-time carer, Tottie listened to daily recitations of her favourite saying: 'Mother, mother, it's a bugger, sell the pig and buy me out." Catch up now with Tottie in the AM years - After Mother - as she starts her new life in the rural Livradois-Forez [...]
 
Book: Walking Over Eggshells by Lucinda E Clarke
Walking Over Eggshells is an autobiography that tells the story of a mentally abused child, who married a "Walter Mitty" clone. They moved from England to Kenya, from Libya to Botswana and on again to South Africa. It took all her courage to survive in situations that were at times dangerous, sometimes humorous, but always nerve wracking. She had a variety of jobs, different types of homes, and [...]
 
Book: Hobbit House in Italy by Tottie Limejuice
Short, sweet and sure to make you smile. Join Tottie as she boards a high speed train and heads off for an adventure in the Apennines, staying in a Hobbit House in Italy. This little travelogue will answer your questions. Did accident-prone Tottie make it there and back? Was her limited Italian enough to cope with unforeseen circumstances? You'll find humour and local colour for a light-hearted [...]
 
Book: Just Turn Left at the Mountain - Multi Entry Trials and Tribulations Meandering Across Chinese Borders by Andy Smart
When Andy's redundancy money clears in the bank, and with middle age fast approaching, the only realistic course of action is to wave goodbye to the UK and start again. A one way ticket to China please! This is one man's light-hearted three year account of his numerous attempts and failures of settling down and creating a new life in a different culture. Wanted: A traditional house with sliding [...]
 
Book: Biff the Useless Mention - Book IV of the Sell the Pig trilogy (The Sell The Pig Series 4) by Tottie Limejuice
In March 2007, Tottie left Britain to follow the dream of a new life in France for herself, her elderly mother and her damaged brother. Has the dream turned to a nightmare or is Tottie still happily living the quiet life in her little 'grottage' in the Auvergne region of central France? Come with Tottie now as she takes you on Tottie's Tours of the Auvergne. Enjoy the familiar ironic humour and [...]
 
Book: GO WEST OLD MAN by Max Barnet and Hugh Aaron (Editor)
This is a touching and poignant travelogue of sights and emotions as a father and son endure fifteen days of cross-country travel in a desperate effort to re-establish their love. Amidst the majestic mountains, plains and rivers, the real journey is across uncharted feelings between Harry and Danny. Both long to know one another, but fear and pain obstruct their passage, as they both learn that [...]
 
Book: Dancing Around the World with Mike and Barbara Bivona by Michael Bivona, CPA
From Buenos Aires to Paris to New Orleans, Mike and Barbara Bivona have traveled and danced throughout the world. And in this memoir and travelogue, these two dance aficionados share their adventures and experiences. Ballroom dancers for more than twenty years, the Bivonas have traveled extensively while honing their dancing skills and meeting fellow dancers. Dancing Around the World with Mike [...]
 
Book: Some Kind of Good (The Picker Series Book 2) by Mark Clay Grove
Ventures in the Trade, Travel, & Hunting Design Merit. A grumpy Virginia gentleman and a fiery Peruvian lady have fun leading a group of avid antiques collectors on a tour to London and Paris. . Some Kind of Good is an occupational novel that reads like PBS's Doc Martin series or All Creatures Great and Small. It is based on real-world, down in the trenches experiences common to antiques dealers, [...]
 
Book: The Duplicata by David Thornhill Thompson
Ned Pearson wayward son of the New England investment-banking Pearson's wants to comfort his aunt Blake over the death of her son Willie. Cousin Willie, a super-wealthy Silicon Valley venture capitalist and collector, drove his rare, $15 million Ferrari off the side of a Sierra Madre mountain to a fiery death. But Ned an international motor sports journalist and racing driver just can't make [...]
 
Book: More Ketchup than Salsa by Joe Cawley
Would you risk everything to start a new life overseas? "If you buy one book this year... get this!" "Brilliant book about living in Europe... very funny..." "Probably the best book I have read this millenium!" Childhood sweethearts, Joe and Joy are broke and bored. They're also tired of smelling of fish. When offered the chance to escape from the dreary market stalls of Bolton, England and buy a [...]
 
Book: The Madison Picker by Mark Clay Grove
Ventures in the Trade, Travel, & Hunting Design Merit. A grumpy Virginia gentleman and a fiery Peruvian lady have a fun time picking for antiques on a road trip from Key West to Charlottesville. The Madison Picker is a witty occupational novel that reads like PBS's Doc Martin series or All Creatures Great and Small. It is based on the author's own day-to-day experiences as an antiques dealer and [...]
 
Book: Cruising the Mediterranean by Al & Sunny Lockwood
A shared passion for exploration. The Mediterranean trip of their dreams. There's no better time for adventure than right now. Enthusiastic explorers Al and Sunny Lockwood treasure the challenge and excitement of travel. From train rides through the Smokies to campouts in Yellowstone, they've documented their travel adventures to critical acclaim. With retirement, they expand their horizons and [...]
 
Book: Traveling Around the World with Mike and Barbara Bivona - Part One by Michael Bivona, CPA
Mike and Barbara Bivona have danced their way around the world, embracing the colorful rhythms of each country and culture in their travels. Now, Mike, the author of Dancing Around the World with Mike and Barbara Bivona, returns to share more of their globe-trotting adventures in part one of a new travel memoir series. While cruising the islands, they witnessed lava flowing into the surf off the [...]
 
Book: Sicilian Defence by Alejandro Luque
A talented schoolboy struggles with unseen forces that rip his family apart; a hand-written note hidden in a hotel magazine has dire consequences for a relationship; a private detective hired to track a cheating fiance is faced with a life and death decision... These short stories provide a window on contemporary Sicilian life seen through the lens of the island's literary history. They reflect [...]
 
Book: Rupee Millionaires by Frank Kusy
Want to make a million? Be careful... Impoverished Frank and unpredictable rogue Spud have a plan - to make a million. There is only one small problem...they are trying to do it in India. Starting out on a windy market stall in London's St Martin's-in-the-Field market and progressing to the colourful bazaars of Delhi and Rajasthan, the two bumbling entrepreneurs battle all manner of local [...]
 
Book: Journeys with the caterpillar - Travelling through the islands of Flores and Sumba, Indonesia by Shivaji Das
A humorous travelogue on Indonesia "The crowd lined the street, shoulder to shoulder. Fathers held young boys high, the older children climbing trees for better views. The pressure of the crowd built behind me. About fifteen men assembled around a tied buffalo: the sacrifices were about to begin." What comes to your mind when you think of Indonesia? Do you think of volcanoes rising hurriedly from [...]
 
Book: A Matter of Time - an inspirational novel of history, mystery & romance (The Rewinding Time Series Book 4) by Deborah Heal
Note to Self: You can't afford your dream house, even if is the absolute best one you'll ever find. And stop dreaming about Brett, too. Remember, he's just a friend. In Lebanon, Illinois the annual Victorian Holiday Festival kicks off a month of celebrating Christmas and Charles Dickens. He's the town's claim to fame ever since he stayed at the Mermaid Inn during his 1842 tour of America. But [...]
 
Book: My Father's House - In Search of a Lost Past by Matthew Carr
Reviews - ' Bill Carr embodied all the idealism and sickness of the colonial mind and his son's narrative is a monumental exploration of the paradoxes of Empire. It is written as if from the pen of a novelist, superbly plotted with a marvellous sense of the intricacies of character and a panoramic view of British and colonial history. Matthew Carr has made astonishing art of his father's [...]
 
Book: The Boon - Thoughts of a Schizophrenic in Remission by Eugene Uttley
Accompany Eugene Uttley on a mythological "hero's journey" to another world and back again, and join him as he articulates the prize that he won there -- The Ultimate Boon. Through his struggles in coping with schizophrenia, Uttley has come to know what he wants. Now he just needs to figure out how to get it. This eclectic text includes original and appropriated prose, poetry, song, prayer... [...]
 
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