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Travel book

Overground Railroad
African American Writers
Sunny Solomon

Overground Railroad

Overground Railroad The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America My selection for Black History Month, 2021, was Candacy Taylor’s Overground Railroad.

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Bad Tourist
Memoir
Sunny Solomon

Bad Tourist

BAD TOURIST, MISADVENTURES IN LOVE AND TRAVEL I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof of Suzanne Robert’s Bad Tourist back in mid-July. I picked it up briefly toward

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Humor
Ann Ronald

Rants from the Hill

RANTS FROM THE HILL In 2010, the High Country News editors asked Mike Branch to write a monthly column for its online edition. They asked

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Memoir
Neal Ferguson

The Fly Trap

The Fly Trap When I began reading Frederik Sjöberg’s The Fly Trap, I hadn’t a clue as to what a hoverfly is, does, or looks

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History
Neal Ferguson

Italian Ways

Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo The English-speaking world’s fascination—perhaps obsession—with Italy is at least 500 years old. A vast

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Autobiography/Memoir
Dan Erwine

Almost Somewhere

ALMOST SOMEWHERE You might reasonably expect Almost Somewhere: Twenty-eight Days on the John Muir Trail to be a trail guide, a documentary instruction booklet on how to

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Skeletons on the Zahara
History
Ann Ronald

Skeletons on the Zahara

Commerce, a 220-ton brig, set sail from Connecticut in 1815. Captained by James Riley, and manned by two experienced mates, four able seamen, four ordinary

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