Ironically for a story set aboard a long rail system, the biggest theme in this book has to do with direction.
Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite, A Memoir by Suki Kim A Korean-born New Yorker goes down the rabbit hole to teach at a prestigious North Korean university 285 pages (291 pages including Acknowledgements and Author’s Note) Here in the West, we’ve all seen the video […]
Can’t think of what happened in North America between Columbus and the Pilgrims? Neither could the author, so he wrote a book about it. 445 pages (390 without Notes, Acknowledgements, etc.) A few summers before starting this writing project, author Tony Horwitz made an unplanned stop at Plymouth while on a road trip. He decided […]
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams 333 pages (292 pages including the epilogue, which belongs with the story) Read this book about roughing it in Peru next time you slip into a hot bubble bath with a nice glass of wine This book was […]
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson 352 pages (roughly 35 pages of Notes and Bibliography) Engaging and informal, read this one at home if laughing out loud in public embarrasses you Thanks to Andrea for her suggestion of this book I’ve been blocked on how to write about Bill Bryson’s book about traveling throughout […]