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Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
Eat Pray Love
One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670034711
One of the most iconic, beloved, and bestselling books of our time.

This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls "Anne Lamott's hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister") is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.
Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
Getting Stoned with Savages
A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
Paperback      ISBN: 0767921992

With The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around. Getting Stoned with Savages again reveals his wry wit and infectious joy of discovery in a side-splittingly funny account of life in the farthest reaches of the world. After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, battling feral dogs, machete-wielding neighbors, and a lack of beer on a daily basis, Maarten Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific. But as time went on, he realized he felt remarkably out of place among the trappings of twenty-first-century America. When he found himself holding down a job--one that might possibly lead to a career--he knew it was time for him and his wife, Sylvia, to repack their bags and set off for parts unknown.

Getting Stoned with Savages
tells the hilarious story of Troost's time on Vanuatu--a rugged cluster of islands where the natives gorge themselves on kava and are still known to "eat the man." Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes and soon finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders. When Sylvia gets pregnant, they decamp for slightly-more-civilized Fiji, a fallen paradise where the local chiefs can be found watching rugby in the house next door. And as they contend with new parenthood in a country rife with prostitutes and government coups, their son begins to take quite naturally to island living--in complete contrast to his dad.

The Pocket Guide to Minnesota Place Names: The Stories Behind 1,200 Places in the North Star State
The Pocket Guide to Minnesota Place Names
The Stories Behind 1,200 Places in the North Star State
Paperback      ISBN: 0873514246

Within our state's borders you'll find such exotic place names as Amor and Darling, Fertile and Conception, Comfort and Happyland, Looneyville and Nimrod, Flour Lake and the Diarrhoea River, Great Scott and Eureka, Home and Nowhere, Moonshine and Whiskey Creek, Stringtown and Pig's Eye, Snowball and North Pole, Embarrass and Kiester, Coin and Money Creek, and Chickentown and Bull Moose. But how did these places get such unusual names? Wonder no longer as author Michael Fedo relates the curious and prosaic ways in which a place gets named.

Place names tell a rich history of how our state was settled. This compact guide presents the fascinating stories behind over 1,200 Minnesota place names. Included are all the names you'd expect--counties, larger towns and cities, major lakes and rivers--as well as the curious and odd. Culled from over 20,000 entries in the classic work Minnesota Place Names by Warren Upham, this concise guide is the perfect companion for anyone who travels the highways and waterways of the North Star state.

Samba
Samba
Paperback      ISBN: 067973256x

For one year, Alma Guillermoprieto lived in Manguiera, a village near Rio de Janeiro, to learn the ritual of samba--the sensuous song and dance marked by a rapturous beat--and to take part in Rio's renowned carnivale parade.

Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan: The Best Day Trips and Tours
Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan
The Best Day Trips and Tours
Paperback      ISBN: 0762704160
Guides the reader to the most exciting kayaking to be found on the Western Great Lakes. Full descriptions and maps for 49 trips, each carefully rated so that any kayaker can safely and confidently paddle on these inland seas.
Streetwise Rome
Streetwise Rome
Paperback      ISBN: 0935039678
Two Towns in Provence: Map of Another Town and a Considerable Town, a Celebration of Aix-En-Provence & Marseille
Two Towns in Provence
Map of Another Town and a Considerable Town, a Celebration of Aix-En-Provence & Marseille
Paperback      ISBN: 0394716310

This volume brings together two delightful books--Map of Another Town and A Considerable Town--by one of our most beloved food and travel writers. In her inimitable style, here M.F.K. Fisher tells the stories--and reveals the secrets--of two quintessential French cities.

Map of Another Town, Fisher's memoir of the French provincial capital of Aix-en-Provence is, as the author tells us, "my picture, my map, of a place and therefore of myself," and a vibrant and perceptive profile of the kinship between a person and a place. Then, in A Considerable Town, she scans the centuries to reveal the ancient sources that clarify the Marseille of today and the indestructible nature of its people, and in so doing weaves a delightful journey filtered through the senses of a profound writer.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Hardcover      ISBN: 0767902513

A laugh-out-loud account of an outrageously rugged hike--by the beloved comic author of Lost Continent and Notes from a Small Island. Published in the 75th anniversary year of the Appalachian Trail. Father's Day merchandising.

There's No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure
There's No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled
The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure
Paperback      ISBN: 1885211279

A collection of stories about travel mishaps.

Boundary Waters: Canoe Camping
Boundary Waters
Canoe Camping
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0762706678
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), located in northeastern Minnesota, is a legendary wilderness destination for canoeists from around the world. Longtime guide and canoe authority Cliff Jacobson explains the best and safest ways of planning and enjoying a BWCA journey. Includes maps, illustrations, and information on obtaining permits, packing the right supplies, practicing low-impact camping techniques, honing paddling skills, traveling with children, and dealing with hazards on land and water.