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7 Books That Will Inspire Your Wanderlust

Need inspiration for your adventure? Start with a literary journey.
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  • Foreign Affairs
    Frumpy Virginia Miner, American snob and unabashed Anglophile, is en route to London when she has a chance encounter with a g
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    Frumpy Virginia Miner, American snob and unabashed Anglophile, is en route to London when she has a chance encounter with a good-old- boy Oklahoman; to her surprise and mortification, rowdy romping ensues. A novel so sweet, sexy, and readable, you could almost forget it won a Pulitzer Prize.
  • A Field Guide to Getting Lost
    <a href="http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/product.aspx?EAN=9780143037248" target="_blank">Autobiographical essays</a> o
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    Autobiographical essays on the value of being lost—in thought, in a city, in a loved one’s arms—woven with insights on Hitchcock, punk rock, and more.
  • Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot
    <a href="http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/product.aspx?EAN=9780804169714" target="_blank">The awe-inspiring aspects of
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    The awe-inspiring aspects of airplane travel, gorgeously observed by a commercial pilot.
  • In The Darkroom
    The award-winning journalist receives an email from her long-estranged father, who is now living as a woman&mdash;a revelatio
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    The award-winning journalist receives an email from her long-estranged father, who is now living as a woman—a revelation that leads the writer back to her Hungarian roots and three generations of her family’s past.
  • Tracks
    <a href="http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/product.aspx?EAN=9781408834862" target="_blank">The author recounts</a> her 1
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    The author recounts her 1,700-mile trek across the Australian outback, accompanied by her dog and four camels. A gripping, insightful expedition through both outer and inner terrain.
  • The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton
    Sharp-tongued Lidie marries an abolitionist and heads to Kansas Territory in this picaresque novel about one of the most divi
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    Sharp-tongued Lidie marries an abolitionist and heads to Kansas Territory in this picaresque novel about one of the most divisive periods in U.S. history.
  • The Chateau
    A bright-eyed young American couple honeymoon in a France still reeling from World War II. With beautiful prose and a little
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    A bright-eyed young American couple honeymoon in a France still reeling from World War II. With beautiful prose and a little romance, this 1961 novel chronicles the vagaries, enchantments, and sometimes discomfiting self-discoveries of touring abroad.
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