April 30, 2012
5 Page Turners to Make Time Fly
With longs hours to get excited for your trip, help the plane time pass quickly with these five travel-themed books that are sure to make the time zip by at airplane speeds!
1. The Places in Between
Reliving his tale of traversing Afghanistan on foot, author Rory Stewart invites readers to join his journey in this compelling and touching novel. Surviving solely on his knowledge of Muslim customs, his wit and the kindness of strangers, Stewart reflects on the characters, heroes and cultural challenges that faced his path to understanding the country and himself.
2. The Wayfinders
Anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer, Wade Davis, leads readers through an exploration and celebration of the world’s indigenous cultures. From Nepal to Borneo and the Andes, Davis discusses the spirit and diversity of culture.
3. The Poisonwood Bible
Penned by Barbara Kingsolver, this fictional book takes a look at the complex life of an evangelical missionary family in Africa. Set against the Congo’s fight for independence, The Poisonwood Bible chronicles the heartbreaking and beautiful disintegration of family and a nation.
4. Sarah’s Key
This heart wrenching book by Tatiana de Rosnay follows the story of a Jewish ten year-old girl, Sarah, and her family as they are collected by French police in the Vel d’Hiv roundup and sent to internment camps in Germany. Told through intertwining narratives of Sarah in 1942 and an American journalist in 2002, the book unfolds Sarah’s tale and its connection to the journalist’s life as she travels through a contemporary investigation of the somber war-time events.
5. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hit the road with this infamous and outrageous road trip journey that turns with strange twists and romping mad excursions by Hunter S. Thompson. Read along as an oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for this unbelievable adventure.
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