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There are lots of ways to travel, and the characters in these stories take memorable journeys, both inner and outer. There are writers you know (Angela Carter, Helen Dunmore) and many you many not have, but each story is a lovely, thought-provoking amuse-bouche.
This isn't an anthology of stories or excerpts, but a syllabus of great literature. Taken as a whole, the books Flynn recommends are a world-class course in human history, culture, politics and civilization. What makes Flynn's recommendations so compelling and enticing is that he doesn't just tell you what to read--he tells you why, in concise tidbits of history and literary criticism that are a joy of themselves.
Each year, our customers eagerly await this collection of travel writing, published by Travelers' Tales. The adventures described here, in places both far and near, show the many ways in which travel is often exhilarating, occasionally terrifying, and always life-changing.