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Travel Narrative

For those who are avoiding travel by plane, by boat, by rail, or by car this summer, grab an armchair or a hammock and travel the world by book instead. Literati's travel narrative section is smail, but there are always plenty of great reads covering the near and far reaches of our planet. Since you can't browse our section in person, we've chosen a handful of books to highlight--just like the section itself, they are a mixture of classics and intriguing recent publications.
 
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” 
― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life
Great Cities Through Travelers' Eyes Cover Image
By Peter Furtado (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780500021651
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Published: Thames & Hudson - September 3rd, 2019

Hidden Places (Inspired Traveller's Guides) Cover Image
By Sarah Baxter, Amy Grimes (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781781319208
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Published: White Lion Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781416573166
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Published: Scribner - June 10th, 2008

A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube Cover Image
By Patrick Leigh Fermor, Jan Morris (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590171653
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 3rd, 2005

Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago (Chicago Visions and Revisions) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780226619019
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Published: University of Chicago Press - May 16th, 2019

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot (Landscapes #3) Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780147509796
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2013

Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399562327
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Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2019

On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544866478
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 8th, 2019

Mud and Stars: Travels in Russia with Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Other Geniuses of the Golden Age Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524748012
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Published: Pantheon - November 5th, 2019

The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland's Most Unusual Museums Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143135463
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2020