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Adventure Divas

"[Adventure Divas] is not just about travel, although it’s as adventurous as can be. More than that, it’s Morris’ account of leaving her deskbound publishing job and joining her broadcaster mother to form Adventure Divas to track down “unsung visionaries,” women who changed the world in Cuba, India, New, Zealand, and Iran… Morris’ interviews… are thoughtful and probing, revealing the differences between their lives and those of American women. Her text adds context — and humor — to the project, warts and all… A good bet for feminists, fans of the PBS shows, adventure travelers, and anyone who wants a good read."Booklist

Straying from the Flock: Travels in New Zealand

An intimate and personal account of one passionate traveler’s visit to this incredible country, its mountains and beaches, fjords, rainforests, vineyards and hidden eateries. Each of the fifty chapters describes one day in his travels.

Angel at My Table

The second volume of Janet Frame’s autobiography traces her development as a writer.

Rage Against the Veil

Another rec from Inga la Gringa… a telling of the tragic life of Dr. Homa Darabi by her sister, Parvin Darabi.

Daughter of Persia

Our advice columnist Inga la Gringa recommends this autobiography for travelers “perplexed about persia.” A fascinating personal account of the Islamist Revolution in Iran, Farman Farmaian’s studies at UCLA, return to Iran to found the Tehran School of Social Work, and eventual exile.

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