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Bury Me Standing

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

Pilgrimage to India

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.

Persian Mirrors

New York Times reporter Elaine Sciolino delves into the complexities and contradictions of Iran, unpacking myriad myths about Iranian women, Islamic law, and Persian culture. This book is an excellent background on the country and a suggested follow-up read for anyone who liked Adventure Divas’ Iran: Behind Closed Cha-dors.

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