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I love the readable buffet of anthologies. You can read a bit here, a bit there, whenever there's a spare moment, and if one morsel isn't to your taste, you move on to another. Best of all, you don't have to gorge yourself in one sitting to enjoy everything on the table.
Once Upon a Time There Was a Traveller: Asham Award-Winning Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781844086849
Availability: Special Order
Published: Virago Press (UK) - October 22nd, 2013

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.

The Torchlight List: Around the World in 200 Books Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626360921
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Skyhorse Publishing - November 6th, 2013

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.

The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 9: True Stories from Around the World Cover Image
By Lavinia Spalding (Editor)
ISBN: 9781609520847
Availability: Backordered
Published: Travelers' Tales Guides - August 13th, 2013

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.