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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
Traces the author's decision to quit her job and travel the world for a year after suffering a midlife crisis and divorce, an endeavor that took her to three places in her quest to explore her own nature, experience fulfillment, and learn the art of spiritual balance. 75,000 first printing.
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
Describes travel experiences in Vanuatu and Fiji, which include coping with Mother Nature--typhoons, earthquakes, volcanoes--and observing the relaxed lifestyle of the islanders and their attitudes toward new parenthood.
The Guide to Minnesota Place Names: The Stories Behind 1,200 Places in the North Star State
The Guide to Minnesota Place Names
The Stories Behind 1,200 Places in the North Star State
Paperback      ISBN: 0873514246
A handy and entertaining pocket guide to the origins of place names of the North Star state.
A Small Place
A Small Place
Paperback      ISBN: 0374527075
The author of such books as At the Bottom of the River and My Brother returns to Antigua, the ten-by-twelve mile Caribbean island where she grew up, to explore the effects of colonialism. Reprint.
K2: Triumph and Tragedy
K2
Triumph and Tragedy
Paperback      ISBN: 0395485908
Tells the stories of mountaineers who attempted to climb K2, the world's second highest mountain, in 1986
Minnesota: The Spirit of the Land
Minnesota
The Spirit of the Land
Hardcover      ISBN: 0896583104
Finalist, Minnesota Book Awards. The spirit of Minnesota lives in many things. It is a radiant dawn breaking through the pines of the North Woods. It is the unceasing pounding of waves on the rocky North Shore of Lake Superior. It is the delicate fragrance of prickly wild roses in the Heartland. It is the timeless flow of the Mississippi River carving its way through the Bluff Country. It is the wind through the tall grasses of the Prairie region. This is the spirit of the land that is Minnesota. Minnesota: The Spirit of the Land is the first collaboration between Douglas Wood, author of the ward-winning Old Turtle, and photographer Greg Ryan. It is a tribute to the state’s enduring heritage a look at the soul of the state’s wilderness and what that spirit means to its people.
Here Is New York
Here Is New York
Hardcover      ISBN: 1892145022
The author describes the sites and character of the city in 1949
Hindoo Holiday: An Indian Journal
Hindoo Holiday
An Indian Journal
Paperback      ISBN: 0940322250
In the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah's fantastically eccentric habits and riddling conversations, and the odd shambling day-to-day life of his court. Hindoo Holiday is an intimate and very funny account of an exceedingly strange place, and one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century travel literature.
Route 66: The Highway and Its People
Route 66
The Highway and Its People
Paperback      ISBN: 0806122919
Route 66 uses oral history and photography as the basis for a human study of this country's most famous road. Historic times, dates, places, and events are described in the words of men and women who were there: driving the highway, cooking hamburgers, creating pottery, and pumping gas. As much as the concrete, gravel, and tar spread in a sweeping arc from Chicago to Santa Monica, those people are Route 66. Their stories and portraits are the biography of the highway.
Mountain Biking the Twin Cities
Mountain Biking the Twin Cities
Paperback      ISBN: 1560447435
Includes 21 mountain bike rides in and around the Twin Cities' secluded parks and natural areas in Minnesota.