Better than fiction : true travel tales from great fiction writers

Format: Print Book 2012
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Summary

"...a brilliant collection of travel stories...threaded with great warmth, as readers are invited to travel in the company of these famous authors and experience their passions and revelations." BOOKSELLER + PUBLISHER

We asked some of the world's most acclaimed fiction authors, including Isabel Allende, Peter Matthiessen, Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Tea Obreht and DBC Pierre, to describe their greatest non-fictional journeys. The 32 stories collected in Lonely Planet's Better than Fiction touch on everything from disorientation and revelation to disillusion and redemption.

However, these real-life tales all share one common characteristic: a passion for the precious gift that travel confers, from its unexpected but inevitably enriching lessons about other peoples and places, to the truths it reveals about ourselves. By turns funny, poignant and thought-provoking, you'll be transported from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, via Iceland, India, Samoa, Scotland, Antarctica, Alaska, Argentina, Nicaragua, Rome, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and beyond.

Edited by travel writer Don George.

Also available:
Lonely Planet Better than Fiction 2

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Contents
Going south / Kurt Andersen
Kind of blue / Sophie Cunningham
Huaxi Watermill / Arnold Zable
Shooting Pompeii / DBC Pierre
The mountain mine / Carol Birch
The tin can / Carol Birch
The tin can / Tom Carson
Among Saudi sands / Keija Parssinen
Quetzal / Frances Mayes
Off the beaten track in Malawi / Marina Lewycka
Adrift in the Solomon Islands / Mark Dapin
Confessions of a coconut-soup eater / Steven Amsterdam
Sudan : the Scarface Express / Joe Yogerst
Chasing missionaries / Suzanne Joinson
In bear trap canyon / Peter Mathiessen
A tohunga with a promise to keep / Keri Hulme
Death trip / Peter Ho Davies
A visit to San Quentin / Joyce Carol Oates
On my way home / Lloyd Jones
You, me and the sea / Steven Hall
The Fairbanks Shakespeare Camp / Stefan Merrill Block
When things make no sense / Pico Iyer
The way to Hav / Jan Morris
A tango with Freud / Alexander McCall Smith
Getting travel dirt under your fingernails / Bryce Courtney
A small world after all / Charles Finch
The thieves of Rome / M.J. Hyland
Arriving in Luxembourg / Chris Pavone
Mumbai : before the monsoon / Stephen Kelman
An Alpine escape / Aliya Whitely
Who wants a girl? / Isabel Allende
Into unknown climes / Nikki Gemmell
Nuestro pueblo / Tea Obreht.

Additional Information
Subjects Voyages and travels.
Travel -- Anecdotes.
Travelers' writings.
Authors -- Travel -- Anecdotes.
Travel writing.
Publisher Melbourne ; Oakland, CA :Lonely Planet,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors George, Donald W., editor.
Language English
Description 320 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9781787012660
1787012662
9781742205946
1742205941
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