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By Nancy Pearl

Event is simply a booklet away as best-selling writer Nancy Pearl returns with steered examining for greater than one hundred twenty locations around the world. ebook Lust to move connects the easiest fiction and nonfiction to specific locations, no matter if your baggage are packed or your armchair is asking. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's studying thoughts will ship you in your method.

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Zoo Station: Adventures in East and West Berlin by Ian Walker, published in 1988, gives a vivid picture of the fractured city in the period leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall. There are many novels set during the period of the Cold War and the divided city, but two especially remarkable ones are Ian McEwan’s The Innocent (written before he became a household name) and John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. The Australian writer and lawyer Anna Funder collected the stories of many East Berliners living during the Cold War.

They’re perfect to take on the plane as 42 B o o K l U S T To G o you’re heading off on safari (or just flying from Cleveland to Seattle, for that matter). Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison is an awfully funny collection of essays about trying to herd human animals to safe viewing of herds of nonhuman animals. If this doesn’t make you want to sign up immediately for a trek with the Australian-by-birth Allison, I don’t know what will. Bessie Head, born in South Africa of a white mother and black father (at a time when that was not only frowned upon, but patently illegal), moved to Botswana in 1964.

I loved the weirdness of it. Jaan Kross’s The Conspiracy and Other Stories, Treading Air, and The Czar’s Madman all deal with how fate (for which, I think, one can read “history”) has in one way or another denied the characters their well-earned futures. Sofi Oksanen is Finnish-Estonian, and she sets her novel Purge in Estonia; the book (the first of her writing to appear in English) ranges back and forth in time over the twentieth century and gives us—along with a good story—a solid grounding in the grueling history of Estonia.

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