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THE ART OF FLIGHT

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By Sergio Pitol, George Henson (Translator), Enrique Vila-Matas (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941920060
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - March 17th, 2015

A meditation on travel, literature, writing, politics and culture, The Art of Flight is the long overdue introduction of one of the great living Mexican writers to American readers. Part memoir, part travelogue, part something else, this book is a must for writers and others interested in creativity or thoughtful considerations of ways of being. Also great for fans of The Empathy Exams, The Argonauts, and, oddly, Knaussgaard's My Struggle.

Josh

 


Travels with Epicurus

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Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143121930
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Published: Penguin Books - October 30th, 2012

Taking Epicurus as his guide, Klein meditates on a philosophy of old age while on an extended visit to the Greek Island of Hydra. His choice of epigraph neatly sums up the heart of this little gem of a book, “Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.”

Dale


Seeking the Cave

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Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781571313461
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 21st, 2014

Thirty years after first encountering the poems of Han-shan, better known here as Cold Mountain, James Lenfestey makes a pilgrimage of sorts to the reputed hillside cave in China where Han-Shan lived as a hermit centuries ago. With Bill Porter (aka Red Pine) as his guide he visits along the way shrines of other important poets and Buddhist temples all the while documenting his journey in both prose and verse.Dale


Cockpit Confidential

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Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel: Questions, Answers, & Reflections Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781402280917
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks - May 1st, 2013

Just leaf through it!  Whether you fly rarely or all the time,this book will change the experience. The insider's question/answer format covers it all, aerophobia to idle curiosity and everything in between. Should be in the seat pocket instead of the in-flight magazine (yeah, that'll happen...).


Gary


Hidden Cities

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Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises - A Memoir of Urban Exploration Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781585429349
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Published: Tarcher - March 21st, 2013

Gates chronicles his worldwide travels to abandoned mansions, underground tunnels, and suspension bridges –-so squirmish travelers like me don’t have to! Experience what it’s like to break into the Notre Dame at night, or explore skyscraper rooftops in Sao Paulo.  Bon voyage!


Jennifer


The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780062088062
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 26th, 2013

Take a culinary journey with author John Baxter through the world of French cooking from Paris to Nice to Normandy to Alsace-Lorraine.  Along the way he tells the fascinating history of certain foods, exotic ingredients, restaurants, both good and bad, and the lives of the famous and infamous, all to be found in the remarkable world of French haute cuisine.  Bon appetit!

Nathan


The Sweet Life in Paris

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The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious--And Perplexing--City Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780767928892
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Published: Broadway Books - March 1st, 2011

Food writer and ex-Chez Panisse dessert chef, Lebovitz,  shares the secrets of French cooking and Parisian living.  The quirks and idiosyncrasies of Parisians that often leave visitors outraged (queue jumping, unhelpful sales staff) are explained with humor and Lebovitz also provides a goldmine of food tips such as where to find the best croissants, chocolates and cheese,  when not to use a knife and fork and how to order coffee.  There is a list of his favorite foodie haunts and recipes so you can recreate the flavors of Paris chez-vous. A bonus of useful information for anyone planning a trip but also a delicious read for anyone with a sweet tooth and the ache for French cuisine.

Susannah


Travels with Epicurus

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Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143121930
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Penguin Books - October 30th, 2012

Taking Epicurus as his guide, Klein meditates on a philosophy of old age while on an extended visit to the Greek Island of Hydra. His choice of epigraph neatly sums up the heart of this little gem of a book, “Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.”
Dale


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