The Adventure of Two Lifetimes fuses the story of Peggy and Brian Goetz with the tale of Peggy's mother, June. This is not so much a travelogue as it is a memoir of time, of places, of a mother and a daughter. It's a book about how one woman's courage and quest for a place in the world forever changed her life, and how her daughter emerged from the shadow of that feat to find her own place in the world, together with her husband. And finally, it's a book about America and Americans, in two very different generations.
The Direct-Orient Express, they Khyber Pass Local, the Delhi Mail from Jaipur, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur and the Trans-Siberian Express-only a few of the evocative names that fill this, the story of Paul Theroux's epic journey by rail through India and Asia. This is Thoroux at his best. Very good reading.
Following the continuous track of railways from his home in Boston to the Great Plain of Patagonia in southern Argentina, Paul Theroux sets out on an adventure of incredible variety, startling contrasts and danger.
A compelling journey into all matters southern and spiritual...Set in North Carolina and Tennessee, we follow young Grace Shepherd from a cabin in the bucolic poverty of Scrabble Creek to independence as a single woman.