Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers

Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers

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Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers by Don George, Lonely Planet Publications

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

A collection of original travel stories told by some of the world's best novelists, including Isabel Allende, Peter Matthiessen, Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Tea Obreht and DBC Pierre.

Exhilaratingly varied in place, plot, and voice, these tales all share one common characteristic: They manifest a passion for the precious gifts that travel confers, from its unexpected but inevitably enriching lessons about other peoples and places to the truths - sometimes uncomfortable but always enlarging - it reveals about ourselves.

"...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

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781742205946
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Series: Travel Literature Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 367,886
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Don George writes Salon.com's weekly travel column, "Wanderlust," and was the founder and editor of its award-winning travel site. Prior to joining Salon, he was travel editor at the San Francisco Examiner. He lives with his wife and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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