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The Best Women's Travel Writing 2007: True Stories from Around the World (Travelers' Tales)
The Best Women's Travel Writing 2007 True Stories from Around the World - Travelers' Tales Since the publication of A Woman’s World in 1995, Travelers’ Tales has been the recognized leader in women’s travel literature. This title presents stimulating, inspiring, and just plain wild adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples, and facets of themselves.... more » The common threads connecting these stories are a woman’s perspective; fresh, lively storytelling; and compelling narrative that makes the reader laugh, weep, wish she was there, or be glad she wasn’t. Contributors include such luminaries as Frances Mayes, Barbara Kingsolver, and Diane Johnson. Kathleen Spivak’s “From the Window,” a bittersweet, beautifully written memoir of lost love in Paris, typifies the book. The points of view and perspectives are both personal and global, and the themes are as eclectic as in all of this series, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.« less
Sarah C. (mollytate) reviewed The Best Women's Travel Writing 2007: True Stories from Around the World (Travelers' Tales) on
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I found this to be a mix of some truly exceptional writing alongside some decent enough writing. However, the thing I appreciated the most were the varied voices of the authors. There are hilarious tales, somber and reflective stories, adventure stories, and a few romantic flings. I didn't read enough travel writing in 2007 to agree that this is the absolute best, but it will provide a delicious moment of escape, no matter the mood you are in. Authors include Barbara Kingsolver, Kari J. Bodnarchuk, Lucia Misa, Shari Caudron (and more) and they trek from USA to Ecuador to Italy to Israel and on.