Destination: India Books: Recommendations by Holly Tucker Whenever I interview an author, I ask for his or her favorite books to influence travel. Here are suggestions from Holly Tucker, author of Blood Work for books about India to add to the travel library. She said, “I’m fascinated anything to do with India.”
Destination: Italy Book: 100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go, by Susan Van Allen (NEW 2010) Traveler’s Tales, the publisher, offered me this book and I do love Italy, and Indie Travel Podcast said they would like a review, so I read it–I mean really read it, because it was so well written and [...]
THIS CONTEST IS LONG GONE. Great Big Travel Literature Giveaway nearing end. See bottom of post for today’s prize. And it is time to hint at the Final Grand Prize, to be given away next Friday, January 29–it is a stylish way to carry all those travel books. France on Friday Book: The Piano Shop [...]
Destination: Greece Book: A Crowded Heart by Nicholas Papandreou Anyone who is tuned in to Greek politics in the past fifty years, has heard the name Papandreou. Son Nicholas, who started as an economist, left the “family business” to become a writer and share his short stories and poetry with the world. His novel, [amazonify]0312186851::text::::A [...]
Destination: Finland Book: A Winter Book by Tove Jansson Finnish Winter Retreat Guest Author Michele Simeone If you’re tired of hearing about summer, how does a good dose of Finnish winter sound? It was during my second year in Finland that my friend surprised me with a copy of [amazonify]0954899520::text:::: A Winter Book [/amazonify].
Destination: Finland Book: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson A Journey into the Finnish Summer by guest author, Michele Simeon Swedish-speaking Finnish writer Tove Jansson has been called the “laureate of small things” for her astounding ability to capture beauty, darkness, and meaning in deceptively simple details. Jansson’s novel The Summer Book follows an elderly [...]
Destination: New Orleans Book: New Orleans Sketches by William Faulkner As I indicated in an earlier post, William Faulkner did not spend a great deal of time in New Orleans. He was a young writer switching from poetry to fiction writing when he took an apartment in what is now Faulkner House Books. He wrote [...]