Brainy but never arrogant reporter Isabel Fonseca bears witness to the lives of the Gypsies — or Roma — who are among the least understood people on earth, and whose diaspora numbers 12 million.
"Erudite, beautifully written… keenly observed and rich in unexpected exoticism.” - The New York Times
Keri Hulme’s quirky, brilliant Booker Prize winning masterpiece, The Bone People, is an unconventional take on families, cultures and life on New Zealand’s South Island. It is a dark, twisted gem and one of our personal all-time favorites… definitely a must read. The book and the author were the subject of much ado in Adventure Divas’ New Zealand: Stroppy Sheilas & Mana Wahines.
The best in outdoor literature by women writers, organized around twelve themes — from “Finding Joy” to “Living with Grace” — which illustrate our deep and sustaining connection to the natural world. Whether lyrical meditations on nature or bracing adventure travel tales, these stories record wilderness experience from a uniquely female point of view. Writers include Pam Houston, Lorian Hemingway, Ann Linnea, Jessica Maxwell, Holly Morris and many more.
Covers bicycling, canoeing, fishing, surfing, sailing, rock climbing, dog sledding, skiing, trekking, etc. — as well as leadership programs, cultural exchange opportunities, and spiritual journeys. Issues particular to group travel (how to choose a company, what to expect from a guide, insurance, safety, etc.) are fully explored. More than 100 companies worldwide are profiled.
After 25 years away, writer and activist Pramila Jayapal returned to India in 1995 and spent two years reacquainting herself with the place where she was born and raised. Pilgrimage to India: A Woman Revisits Her Homeland captures some of her impressions and experiences as she confronts the culture that both enchants and enrages her. A recommended read for anyone who liked Adventure Divas’ India: Holy Cow.
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