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Armchair Travel Newsletter
See the world without ever leaving your chair! Featuring the best in travel writing, this newsletter will take you all over the world. Bi-monthly. To sign up for the Armchair Travel Newsletter, click here.
You Can't Get There from Here : A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World - by Gayle Forman
When a journalist sets out on a round-the-globe adventure, she hopes to meet those that live outside mainstream society, only to find that even on the fringes, the unstoppable forces of globalization encroach on daily life.
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time - by Mark Adams
Travel magazine editor Mark Adams leaves his desk behind for an adventure of his own--even though the last time he slept in a tent was in 1978...in his childhood backyard. In his determined effort to recreate the 1911 "discovery" of Machu Picchu by now-controversial Yale historian and explorer Hiram Bingham III, Adams spent several weeks hiking through Peru with his experienced guide. He shares fascinating facts and amusing anecdotes from his trip in this "entirely delightful book" (The Washington Post).
If you feel that no day is complete without uncertainty, terror, or blind panic (fictional, of course) the books featured here are sure to send chills down your spine. Bi-monthly. To sign up for the Horror Newsletter, click here.
Driving home from a Halloween party with his wife, Jillian, passed out in the back seat, commercial artist Michael Dansky dozes off and nearly hits a girl standing by the road. He takes her home -- which turns out to be a dark, creepy house -- and she disappears inside. Later, the little girl starts appearing everywhere, imploring "Come find me!" Then Jillian succumbs to an attack from ghost-like gray women who steal her childhood memories. Michael realizes he must find the little girl and the dark house in order to save himself and Jill in this "spooky thriller" (Booklist).
Twelve-year-old Ariella Montero has an unusual childhood. Her scientist father not only homeschools her, but isolates her from society, keeps her on a bland diet, and won't answer her questions about her absent mother. Then their housekeeper insists on taking Ariella home to spend time with her children and their friends, hoping to socialize Ariella more appropriately. Her new friendships, though, lead her to demand information from her father, who finally gives her answers that impel her to embark on a dangerous road-trip in search of her mother.
Like a little faith with your fiction? These titles, representing a range of genres from historical fiction to romance to suspense, will hit the spot. Bi-monthly. To sign up for the Inspirational Fiction Newsletter, click here.
Librarian Alice Grace Ripley finds herself without a job in the midst of the Great Depression, and her boyfriend has dumped her. She decides to try something different: delivering books to a rural Kentucky library. After she gets to Acorn with the books, Alice stays to help the librarian there and then settles in as a member of the community. Set in 1936, this novel vividly portrays the Great Depression and the New Deal, as Alice learns to live "a godly life in an ungodly world" (Booklist).
In 1898, Lizzie Dawson lives alone in Alaska in the cabin her white father built for her Athabascan mother. When missionary Clay Selby meets this native woman with piercing blue eyes, he loses his heart to her. But the Athabascan tribe Lizzie's mother belonged to wants nothing to do with either Lizzie or the Christian message -- and if Clay follows his heart, he risks alienating the tribe even further. Meanwhile, Lizzie dreams of being welcomed back into her mother's tribe, and if she falls in love with a white man, that may never happen.
Even more book suggestions
If these suggestions are only enough to whet your appetite, check the archive of all our NextReads newsletters.