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Memory in Malaysia

Malaysia Mountain mist
Malaysia Mountain mist

Destination: Malaysia (Malaya)

Book: The Garden of Evening Mists (NEW September 2012) by Tan Twan Eng

Winner of the Man Asia prize for 2012 (announced March 2013)

When I finished reading The Garden of Evening Mists late one night in Tucson, Arizona, I sat quietly for a while.  I had to leave Malaysia behind and say a reluctant farewell to the brave, intelligent and resilient Yun Ling, the woman who had been telling me her life story. Continue reading Memory in Malaysia

Road Trip Travelers Meet Faulkner in Mississippi

The Great American Road Trip

Oxford, Mississippi - William Faulkner´s Rowan Oak

Destination: Mississippi

Author: William Faulkner


A Guest Post by Paul William Kaser

To understand the world you must first understand a place like Mississippi. William Faulkner

Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha (the name is borrowed from a real stream in Layfette County, Mississippi), is a fictional county that may be more real to millions of readers than any place they have actually visited. Continue reading Road Trip Travelers Meet Faulkner in Mississippi

Happy Birthday, Jane Austen


Destination: England

Lady Vernon and Her Daughter: A Novel of Jane Austen’s Lady Susan

Book: Lady Vernon and her Daughter, by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway

Today we will be lured to England, with the reminder that today is the birthday of Miss Jane Austen.

What would Jane think? say? do? has much occupied the minds of a mother and daughter, who, when not searching for the perfect husband (comely, wealthy, and amusing) for the latter, have been enlarging upon a short piece of fiction left unfinished by Miss Austen. Continue reading Happy Birthday, Jane Austen