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Tales From Nowhere

  • Title: Tales From Nowhere
  • Author: Don George (editor)
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741045193
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741045192

I saw this book in a travel bookstore in Burbank and figured it would be a good read for Italy.  We put off our vacation (so we could spend the time searching for a new home).  So, when it came time to pick the next book to read this one came to the top of my stack.

Apparently, the Lonely Planet commissions a collection of travel writing on a theme every year.  This is a collection of 30 short travel articles by various writers that provides maps to nowhere; travel experiences that these people felt embodied nowhere for them.  I can’t pick a favorite – all the stories were engaging, well crafted and led to various meanings of nowhere.

This is well worth a read if you’ve ever sat in an airport and gotten into a conversation with someone that seemed to make sense but in a very odd way, or have traveled to a third world country and experienced a feeling of being nowhere, sitting and staring.

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