Memoir

THE BLIND MASSEUSE by Alden Jones, Book Review

THE BLIND MASSEUSE by Alden Jones, Book Review

The Blind Masseuse is a collection of travel essays named in Publishers Weekly Top 10 Travel Books.    The Blind Masseuse Synopsis:  A Traveler’s Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia Through personal journeys both interior and across the globe, Alden Jones investigates what…

RIDING THE TRAINS IN JAPAN by Patrick Holland, Book Review

RIDING THE TRAINS IN JAPAN by Patrick Holland, Book Review

Patrick Holland’s Riding the Trains in Japan is for those who have left their rose-coloured glasses behind in a nondescript hotel room in a foreign country, but not their inquiring mind and adventurous spirit. Riding the Trains in Japan Synopsis Travels…

Book Review – THE ART OF TRAVEL by Alain de Botton

Book Review – THE ART OF TRAVEL by Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel Synopsis Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why. With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save…

Book Review – THE GUNNERS OF SHENYANG, A Memoir by Yu Jihui

Book Review – THE GUNNERS OF SHENYANG, A Memoir by Yu Jihui

The Gunners of Shenyang Synopsis In Yu Jihui’s memoir of his life as a university student in China as the nation starved during Mao’s Great Leap Forward, carrots are decadent luxuries and flatulence is the people’s true common language. “Soapy,”…

LITTLE PRINCES by Conor Grennan, Book Review

LITTLE PRINCES by Conor Grennan, Book Review

Conor Grennan’s Little Princes is a story about a young man who sets out looking for fun and adventure and finds maturity and true purpose. Little Princes Synopsis One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal In search…