Karen / Nonfiction / Travel Writing

1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz

OK, let’s begin with #1. (Ha, just kidding!) Seriously, this is an enormous treat for armchair travelers as well as seasoned globetrotters. The content is first organized by continent and then further breakdowns. After that, each place has a description, a color photograph, and then a “must do” section. There is a thematic index if … Continue reading

Henry / History / Nonfiction / Travel Writing

The White Darkness by David Grann

From the author of “Killers of the Flower Moon” comes a story of determination, exploration, love and loss on Earth’s most unforgiving continent:  Antarctica.  In “The White Darkness,” author David Grann follows the efforts of modern day explorer Henry Worsley as he seeks to recreate the historic expeditions of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Though, perhaps, … Continue reading

Karen / Memoir / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club / Travel Writing

Almost French by Sarah Turnbull

Almost French was the pick for the non-fiction book discussion in February. So let me sum up the evening for you: If you loved Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert there is a slight, and I mean slight chance you may like Almost French. Lots of comparisons here: finding yourself, finding love, finding and eating … Continue reading

Henry / Nonfiction / Travel Writing

The Only Street in Paris by Elaine Sciolino

“The Only Street in Paris” is a quaint retelling of author, Elaine Sciolino’s, experiences while living on the Rue des Martyrs.  Amidst an onslaught of modern conveniences and big box stores, the Rue des Martyrs is a charming slice of Paris that still strives to maintain its traditional, and sometimes quirky, French identity.  Throughout the … Continue reading