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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)

Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop They didn t look all that great they were worn dirty and speckled with bleach On the night before she and her friends part for the summer Carmen decides to toss them But Tibby says they re great She d love to have them Lena and Bridget also think they re fabulous Lena decides that they should all try them on Whoever they fit best will get them Nobody knows why but the pants fit everyone perfectly Even Carmen who never thinks she looks good in anything thinks she looks good in the pants Over a few bags of cheese puffs they decide to form a sisterhood and take the vow of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants the next morning they say good bye And then the journey of the pants and the most memorable summer of their lives begins


The Art of Travel

Any Baedeker will tell us i where i we ought to travel but only Alain de Botton will tell us i how i and i why i With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to b How Proust Can Save Your Life b i i de Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation the allure of the exotic and the value of noticing everything from a seascape in Barbados to the takeoffs at Heathrow br br Even as de Botton takes the reader along on his own peregrinations he also cites such distinguished fellow travelers as Baudelaire Wordsworth Van Gogh the biologist Alexander von Humboldt and the th century eccentric Xavier de Maistre who catalogued the wonders of his bedroom b The Art of Travel b is a wise and utterly original book Don t leave home without it


Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

A chronicle of faith and spirituality that is at once tough personal affectionate wise and very funny br br From the bestselling author of Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird comes a chronicle of faith and spirituality that is at once tough personal affectionate wise and very funny br br With an exuberant mix of passion insight and humor Anne Lamott takes us on a journey through her often troubled past to illuminate her devout but quirky walk of faith In a narrative spiced with stories and scripture with diatribes laughter and tears Lamott tells how against all odds she came to believe in God and then even more miraculously in herself She shows us the myriad ways in which this sustains and guides her shining the light of faith on the darkest part of ordinary life and exposing surprising pockets of meaning and hope br br Whether writing about her family or her dreadlocks sick children or old friends the most religious women of her church of the men she s dated Lamott reveals the hard won wisdom gathered along her path to connectedness and liberation


Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, #1)

For Kivrin preparing an on site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity s history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone For her instructors in the twenty first century it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received br br But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her In a time of superstition and fear Kivrin barely of age herself finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history s darkest hours br br Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit


Have Space Suit—Will Travel

Kip from midwest Centerville USA works the summer before college as a pharmacy soda jerk and wins an authentic stripped down spacesuit in a soap contest He answers a distress radio call from Peewee scrawny rag doll clutching genius aged With the comforting cop Mother Thing three eyed tripod Wormfaces kidnap them to the Moon and Pluto


The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1)

i I was ordinary Nice He was extraordinary And he wasn t always nice br br Moody and difficult brilliant and beautiful Kes scared me and he protected me He could be incredibly hurtful and incredibly thoughtful He wasn t perfect but he was perfect for me He challenged me he took me out of my safe little box and showed me the world could be magnificent He was everything I wasn t i br br Aimee Anderson is ten when the traveling carnival first comes to her nice little town She doesn t expect her world to change so completely But meeting Kestrel Donohue puts her life on a different path br br Even though she only sees him for the two weeks of the year when he passes through her home town his friendship is the most important of her life As a child s friendship grows to adult love the choices become harder and both Kes and Aimee realize that two weeks a year will never be enough


To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2)

Connie Willis Hugo and Nebula Award winning Doomsday Book uses time travel for a serious look at how people connect with each other In this Hugo winning companion to that novel she offers a completely different kind of time travel adventure a delightful romantic comedy that pays hilarious homage to Jerome K Jerome s Three Men in a Boat br br When too many jumps back to leave st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats missing cats and love at first sight make Ned s holiday anything but restful to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history


Travelling to Infinity

b Made into a major motion picture this moving memoir written by Stephen Hawking s first wife b b covers the turbulent years of her marriage to the astrophysics genius her traumatic divorce and their recent reconciliation b br br Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous and remarkable scientists of our age and the author of the scientific bestseller i A Brief History of Time i which has sold more than million copies In this compelling memoir his first wife Jane Hawking relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage As Stephen s academic renown soared his body was collapsing under the assaults of a motor neuron disease Jane s candid account of trying to balance his hour care with the needs of their growing family reveals the inner strength of the author while the self evident character and achievements of her husband make for an incredible tale presented with unflinching honesty Jane s candor is no less apparent when the marriage finally ends in a high profile meltdown with Stephen leaving Jane for one of his nurses and Jane marrying an old family friend In this exceptionally open moving and often funny memoir Jane Hawking confronts not only the acutely complicated and painful dilemmas of her first marriage but also the relationship s fault lines exposed by the pervasive effects of fame and wealth The result is a book about optimism love and change that will resonate with readers everywhere


Travel Team

b The Bestseller b br br Twelve year old Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court but don t tell him that Because no one plays with more heart or court sense But none of that matters when he is cut from his local travel team the very same team his father led to national prominence as a boy Danny s father still smarting from his own troubles knows Danny isn t the only kid who was cut for the wrong reason and together this washed up former player and a bunch of never say die kids prove that the heart simply cannot be measured br br For fans of The Bad News Bears Hoosiers the Mighty Ducks and Mike Lupica s other New York Times bestselling novels b Heat b b The Underdogs b and b Million Dollar Throw b here is a book that proves that when the game knocks you down champions stand tall


Time Travel: A History

From the acclaimed author of i The Information i and i Chaos i a mind bending exploration of time travel its subversive origins its evolution in literature and science and its influence on our understanding of time itself br br Gleick s story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H G Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book an international sensation i The Time Machine i A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time some philosophical and some technological the electric telegraph the steam railroad the discovery of buried civilizations and the perfection of clocks br br Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the culture from Marcel Proust to i Doctor Who i from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics Finally he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment the instantaneous wired world with its all consuming present and vanishing future


Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story

b An introspective and beautiful dual memoir by the i New York Times i bestselling novelist and her daughter b br br Sue Monk Kidd has touched millions of readers with her novels i The Secret Life of Bees i and i The Mermaid Chair i and with her acclaimed nonfiction In this intimate dual memoir she and her daughter Ann offer distinct perspectives as a fifty something and a twenty something each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other br br Between and Sue and Ann travel throughout Greece and France Sue coming to grips with aging caught in a creative vacuum longing to reconnect with her grown daughter struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel Ann just graduated from college heartbroken and benumbed by the classic question about what to do with her life grapples with a painful depression As this modern day Demeter and Persephone chronicle the richly symbolic and personal meaning of an array of inspiring figures and sites they also each give voice to that most protean of connections the bond of mother and daughter br br A wise and involving book about feminine thresholds spiritual growth and renewal i Traveling with Pomegranates i is both a revealing self portrait by a beloved author and her daughter a writer in the making and a momentous story that will resonate with women everywhere br br


The Traveling Vampire Show

Though gloomy with clouds it is a hot August morning in the summer of All over the rural town of Grandville tacked to power poles and trees taped to store windows blowing along the sidewalks fliers have appeared announcing the mysterious one night only performance of The Traveling Vampire Show br br The show will feature Valeria the only known vampire in captivity According to the fliers she is a gorgeous stunning beauty In the course of the performance she will stalk volunteers from the audience sink her teeth into their necks and drink their blood br br For three local teenagers who see the fliers this is a show they don t want to miss But they may have to br Though they can probably scrape up the price of admission other obstacles stand in the way One problem nobody under years of age is allowed into the show Dwight Rusty and Slim are only Another problem the show begins at midnight and the three teens always have to be home by then If that weren t bad enough the show is to take place at Janks Field a desolate patch of ground with a nasty history that has been declared off limits by their parents br The situation appears hopeless br br Though Dwight and his friends fear they won t be able to attend the actual performance of the Traveling Vampire Show they do have the entire day to themselves Why not hike out to Janks Field and take a look around With any luck they might be able to watch the crew make preparations for tonight s performance If they re i really i lucky maybe they ll get a peek at Valeria the gorgeous vampire br And so the three friends set off on foot for Janks Field br Dwight is a solid honest kid long on common sense and loyalty to his friends He always tries to do what s right br Rusty is a husky guy who relishes trouble br Slim their long time pal is the brains of the outfit a voracious reader of novels an aspiring writer and a girl Also she is sometimes too brave for her own good br br i The Traveling Vampire Show i is the tale told in Dwight s own words of what happened to him Rusty and Slim on that hot summer day they hiked to Janks Field It s the story of their friendship and love their temptations their betrayals and their courage as they went where they shouldn t go did what they shouldn t do and ran into big trouble


Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

A fascinating exploration of the science of the impossible from death rays and force fields to invisibility cloaks revealing to what extent such technologies might be achievable decades or millennia into the future br br One hundred years ago scientists would have said that lasers televisions and the atomic bomb were beyond the realm of physical possibility In Physics of the Impossible the renowned physicist Michio Kaku explores to what extent the technologies and devices of science fiction that are deemed equally impossible today might well become commonplace in the future br br From teleportation to telekinesis Kaku uses the world of science fiction to explore the fundamentals and the limits of the laws of physics as we know them today He ranks the impossible technologies by categories Class I II and III depending on when they might be achieved within the next century millennia or perhaps never In a compelling and thought provoking narrative he explains br How the science of optics and electromagnetism may one day enable us to bend light around an object like a stream flowing around a boulder making the object invisible to observers downstream br How ramjet rockets laser sails antimatter engines and nanorockets may one day take us to the nearby stars br How telepathy and psychokinesis once considered pseudoscience may one day be possible using advances in MRI computers superconductivity and nanotechnology br Why a time machine is apparently consistent with the known laws of quantum physics although it would take an unbelievably advanced civilization to actually build one br Kaku uses his discussion of each technology as a jumping off point to explain the science behind it An extraordinary scientific adventure Physics of the Impossible takes readers on an unforgettable mesmerizing journey into the world of science that both enlightens and entertains


Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel

b Vagabonding b is about taking time off from your normal life from six weeks to four months to two years to discover and experience the world on your own terms Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel Potts gives the necessary information on br br financing your travel time br determining your destination br adjusting to life on the road br working and volunteering overseas br handling travel adversity br re assimilating back into ordinary life br br Not just a plan of action vagabonding is an outlook on life that emphasizes creativity discovery and the growth of the spirit Visit the vagabonding community s hub at a target blank href http www vagabonding net rel nofollow www vagabonding net a


The Traveling Woman (Traveling, #2)

THE CONCLUDING STORY of Aimee and Kestrel begun in THE TRAVELING MAN br br br How many times do you gamble on love When love has knocked you down should you give it another chance When does optimism become stupidity br br And what happens when the man you re in love with is never still always moving always traveling Do you say goodbye or do you leave behind everything that you ve worked for everything that you ve ever known Can a traveling carnival be my home br br Oh You thought I had the answers No sorry No answers just a lot of questions and a heart that wants to rule my head br br Can one person be my home


The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World

This book is the definitive pictorial dedicated to travel and the world capturing every country on the planet with photographs and atmospheric text Inspirational inviting and beautiful it combines stunning images with entertaining and informative text that captures the essence of being there


Questions of Travel

A mesmerising literary novel i Questions of Travel i charts two very different lives Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney where she works for a publisher of travel guides Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events br br Around these two superbly drawn characters a double narrative assembles an enthralling array of people places and stories from Theo whose life plays out in the long shadow of the past to Hana an Ethiopian woman determined to reinvent herself in Australia br br Award winning author Michelle de Kretser illuminates travel work and modern dreams in this brilliant evocation of the way we live now Wonderfully written i Questions of Travel i is an extraordinary work of imagination a transformative very funny and intensely moving novel


The Time Machine: The Original Time Travel Story

The Time Traveller embarks on an astonishing journey into the future His Time Machine transports him to a far distant buy dying world where humanity is divided into two classes the graceful idle Eloi who inhabit the idyllic surface of the world and the Morlocks ugly nocturnal creatures who live and work underground In The Time Machine Wells created one of the first and finest science fiction stories a social allegory that is both vivid and perturbing


A Walk In The Woods: The World's Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike

The Appalachian Trail covers states and over miles It stretches along the East Coast of the United States from Maine in the north to Georgia in the south It is famous for being the longest continuous footpath in the world Compare this with the Pennine Way which is a mere miles long It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in America as well as through some of its most poverty stricken and primitive backwoods areas Redneck country Moonshine Lil Abner there s bears in them thar hills Remember the film Deliverance br br God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one to undertake this gruelling hike Perhaps it was just a long held ambition to lose weight he has lost two stone so far As he recently wrote from the trail to his publisher br Speaking of vigorous exercise boy have I just had some Maine was a bitch I want you to come back and walk it with me so that when you die if you go to hell you will be able to say Call this hell Try walking across Maine in August br br Reared in the tradition of Mark Twain James Thurber and S J Perelman Bryson used his many years in Britain to soak up a peculiarly English sense of irony and humour and to hone a laugh out loud style that is uniquely hilariously his own


How to Travel with a Salmon and Other Essays

Once a columnist for an Italian literary magazine Eco now shares his acute and highly entertaining sense of the absurd in modern life in these essays about militarism computerese cowboy and Indian movies art criticism librarians semiotics and much more including himself


Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral

For Katherine Givens and the four women about to become her best friends the adventure begins with a UPS package Inside is a pair of red sneakers filled with ashes and a note that will forever change their lives Katherine s oldest and dearest friend the irrepressible Annie Freeman left one final request a traveling funeral and she wants the most important women in her life as pallbearers br br From Sonoma to Manhattan Katherine Laura Rebecca Jill and Marie will carry Annie s ashes to the special places in her life At every stop there s a surprise encounter and a small miracle waiting and as they whoop it up across the country attracting interest wherever they go they share their deepest secrets tales of broken hearts and second chances missed opportunities and new beginnings And as they grieve over what they ve lost they discover how much is still possible if only they can unravel the secret Annie left them


The Dead Travel Fast

A husband a family a comfortable life Theodora Lestrange lives in terror of it all With a modest inheritance and the three gowns that comprise her entire wardrobe Theodora leaves Edinburgh and a disappointed suitor far behind She is bound for Rumania where tales of vampires are still whispered to visit an old friend and write the book that will bring her true independence br br She arrives at a magnificent decaying castle in the Carpathians replete with eccentric inhabitants the ailing dowager the troubled steward her own fearful friend Cosmina But all are outstripped in dark glamour by the castle s master Count Andrei Dragulescu br br Bewildering and bewitching in equal measure the brooding nobleman ignites Theodora s imagination and awakens passions in her that she can neither deny nor conceal His allure is superlative his dominion over the superstitious town absolute Theodora may simply be one more person under his sway br br Before her sojourn is ended or her novel completed Theodora will have encountered things as strange and terrible as they are seductive For obsession can prove fatal and she is in danger of falling prey to more than desire


The Best American Travel Writing 2000

The extraordinary popularity of books and magazines dedicated to travel comes as no surprise given that more and more Americans are traveling each year for business pleasure and especially adventure Our fascination with travel has never been so well represented as in this new addition to the Best American series a wide ranging compendium of the best travel writing published in culled from more than three hundred magazines newspapers and Web sites br This first collection of THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING reads like a good novel Best selling author Bill Bryson and series editor Jason Wilson have put together a book that will surprise knowledgeable travelers and entrance newcomers with the glories of new worlds Articles by such well loved writers as Bill Buford and Ryszard Kapuscinski are included as are those by exciting new voices Ranging across myriad landscapes from Central Park in New York City to the Ouadane oasis in Saharan Mauritania THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING showcases the diversity and creative power of travel writing today


An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington

b The companion guide to the hysterical television show of the same name in which Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant force their arrestingly simple pal Karl Pilkington on a global journey b br br br i He d have been happier in medieval times in a village where you didn t travel beyond the local community Stephen Merchant i br br br A cult celebrity due to his role in i The Ricky Gervais Show i the most downloaded podcast ever Karl Pilkington has been accused of being a comic creation so unburdened is he by complex thought but that is truly just him The trio s newest project mines Karl massive provinciality put simply Karl is not big on traveling Given the choice he ll go on vacation to Devon or Wales or if pushed eat English food on a package tour of the Mediterranean So what happened when he was convinced by Gervais and Merchant to go on an epic adventure to see the Seven Wonders of the World Does travel truly broaden the mind Find out in Karl Pilkington s hilarious travel diaries


I'm Traveling Alone (Holger Munch & Mia Kruger, #1)

b From a bold new voice in international crime fiction a chilling debut in which two detectives must hunt down a vengeful killer and uncover the secret that ties each of them to the crime b br br A six year old girl is found in the Norwegian countryside hanging lifeless from a tree with a jump rope around her neck She is dressed in strange doll s clothes Around her neck is an airline tag that says I m traveling alone br br A special homicide unit in Oslo re opens with veteran police investigator Holger Munch at the helm Holger s first step is to persuade the brilliant but haunted investigator Mia Kr ger to come back to the squad she s been living on an isolated island overcome by memories of her past When Mia views a photograph of the crime scene and spots the number carved into the dead girl s fingernail she knows this is only the beginning She ll soon discover that six years earlier an infant girl was abducted from a nearby maternity ward The baby was never found Could this new killer have something to do with the missing child or with the reclusive Christian sect hidden in the nearby woods br br Mia returns to duty to track down a revenge driven and ruthlessly intelligent killer But when Munch s own six year old granddaughter goes missing Mia realizes that the killer s sinister game is personal and i I m Traveling Alone i races to an explosive and shocking conclusion


Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear

Weary travelers You ve seen them everything they own crammed into their luggage Staggering through terminals and hotel lobbies with overstuffed suitcases trunks duffels and backpacks br br Backs ache Feet burn Eyelids droop br br We ve all seen people like that br br At times we are people like that if not with our physical luggage then at least with our spiritual load br br We all lug loads we were never intended to carry Fear Worry Discontent No wonder we get so weary We re worn out from carrying that excess baggage Wouldn t it be nice to lose some of those bags br br That s the invitation of Max Lucado With the Twenty third Psalm as our guide let s release some of the burdens we were never intended to bear br br Using these verses as a guide Max Lucado walks us through a helpful inventory of our burdens May God use this Psalm to remind you to release the burdens you were never meant to bear


From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

The best selling author of em Smoke Gets in Your Eyes em expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity br br Fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for their dead In rural Indonesia she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather s mummified body Grandpa s mummy has lived in the family home for two years where the family has maintained a warm and respectful relationship She meets Bolivian natitas cigarette smoking wish granting human skulls and introduces us to a Japanese kotsuage in which relatives use chopsticks to pluck their loved ones bones from cremation ashes With curiosity and morbid humor Doughty encounters vividly decomposed bodies and participates in compelling powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in America Featuring Gorey esque illustrations by artist Landis Blair From Here to Eternity introduces death care innovators researching green burial and body composting explores new spaces for mourning including a glowing Buddha columbarium in Japan and America s only open air pyre and reveals unexpected new possibilities for our own death rituals br br A New York Times Bestseller


Great Classic Collection : Gulliver's Travel

i Gulliver s Travels i is Jonathan Swift s satiric masterpiece the fantastic tale of the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver an English ship s surgeon First he is shipwrecked in the land of Lilliput where the alarmed residents are only six inches tall His second voyage takes him to the land of Brobdingnag where the people are sixty feet tall Further adventures bring Gulliver to an island that floats in the sky and a land where horses are endowed with reason and beasts are shaped like men br br Read by children as an adventure story and by adults as a devastating satire of society i Gulliver s Travels i remains a fascinating blend of travelogue realism symbolism and fantastic voyage all with a serious philosophical content


Traveling Light

A dancer turned schoolteacher Summer is still recovering from the injury that ended her promising career in the arts Her lover Nicholas fears she s depending on him to fulfill her remaining dreams and hopes And most ominously of all her cherished brother Todd is slowly dying In the tranquil suburbs of Ohio as these difficult days crawl forward Summer will come to terms with life death relationships and her father s enigmatic long ago injunction to travel light She will learn that true love transcends all illness distrust and the cruelty of time But it is in trying to fulfill a promise made to her brother long ago that Summer will meet her greatest challenge and realize how truly fortunate she is


Travel as a Political Act

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)

Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop They didn t look all that great they were worn dirty and speckled with bleach On the night before she and her friends part for the summer Carmen decides to toss them But Tibby says they re great She d love to have them Lena and Bridget also think they re fabulous Lena decides that they should all try them on Whoever they fit best will get them Nobody knows why but the pants fit everyone perfectly Even Carmen who never thinks she looks good in anything thinks she looks good in the pants Over a few bags of cheese puffs they decide to form a sisterhood and take the vow of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants the next morning they say good bye And then the journey of the pants and the most memorable summer of their lives begins


The Art of Travel

Any Baedeker will tell us i where i we ought to travel but only Alain de Botton will tell us i how i and i why i With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to b How Proust Can Save Your Life b i i de Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation the allure of the exotic and the value of noticing everything from a seascape in Barbados to the takeoffs at Heathrow br br Even as de Botton takes the reader along on his own peregrinations he also cites such distinguished fellow travelers as Baudelaire Wordsworth Van Gogh the biologist Alexander von Humboldt and the th century eccentric Xavier de Maistre who catalogued the wonders of his bedroom b The Art of Travel b is a wise and utterly original book Don t leave home without it


Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

A chronicle of faith and spirituality that is at once tough personal affectionate wise and very funny br br From the bestselling author of Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird comes a chronicle of faith and spirituality that is at once tough personal affectionate wise and very funny br br With an exuberant mix of passion insight and humor Anne Lamott takes us on a journey through her often troubled past to illuminate her devout but quirky walk of faith In a narrative spiced with stories and scripture with diatribes laughter and tears Lamott tells how against all odds she came to believe in God and then even more miraculously in herself She shows us the myriad ways in which this sustains and guides her shining the light of faith on the darkest part of ordinary life and exposing surprising pockets of meaning and hope br br Whether writing about her family or her dreadlocks sick children or old friends the most religious women of her church of the men she s dated Lamott reveals the hard won wisdom gathered along her path to connectedness and liberation


Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, #1)

For Kivrin preparing an on site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity s history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone For her instructors in the twenty first century it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received br br But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her In a time of superstition and fear Kivrin barely of age herself finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history s darkest hours br br Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit


Have Space Suit—Will Travel

Kip from midwest Centerville USA works the summer before college as a pharmacy soda jerk and wins an authentic stripped down spacesuit in a soap contest He answers a distress radio call from Peewee scrawny rag doll clutching genius aged With the comforting cop Mother Thing three eyed tripod Wormfaces kidnap them to the Moon and Pluto


The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1)

i I was ordinary Nice He was extraordinary And he wasn t always nice br br Moody and difficult brilliant and beautiful Kes scared me and he protected me He could be incredibly hurtful and incredibly thoughtful He wasn t perfect but he was perfect for me He challenged me he took me out of my safe little box and showed me the world could be magnificent He was everything I wasn t i br br Aimee Anderson is ten when the traveling carnival first comes to her nice little town She doesn t expect her world to change so completely But meeting Kestrel Donohue puts her life on a different path br br Even though she only sees him for the two weeks of the year when he passes through her home town his friendship is the most important of her life As a child s friendship grows to adult love the choices become harder and both Kes and Aimee realize that two weeks a year will never be enough


To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2)

Connie Willis Hugo and Nebula Award winning Doomsday Book uses time travel for a serious look at how people connect with each other In this Hugo winning companion to that novel she offers a completely different kind of time travel adventure a delightful romantic comedy that pays hilarious homage to Jerome K Jerome s Three Men in a Boat br br When too many jumps back to leave st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats missing cats and love at first sight make Ned s holiday anything but restful to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history


Travelling to Infinity

b Made into a major motion picture this moving memoir written by Stephen Hawking s first wife b b covers the turbulent years of her marriage to the astrophysics genius her traumatic divorce and their recent reconciliation b br br Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous and remarkable scientists of our age and the author of the scientific bestseller i A Brief History of Time i which has sold more than million copies In this compelling memoir his first wife Jane Hawking relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage As Stephen s academic renown soared his body was collapsing under the assaults of a motor neuron disease Jane s candid account of trying to balance his hour care with the needs of their growing family reveals the inner strength of the author while the self evident character and achievements of her husband make for an incredible tale presented with unflinching honesty Jane s candor is no less apparent when the marriage finally ends in a high profile meltdown with Stephen leaving Jane for one of his nurses and Jane marrying an old family friend In this exceptionally open moving and often funny memoir Jane Hawking confronts not only the acutely complicated and painful dilemmas of her first marriage but also the relationship s fault lines exposed by the pervasive effects of fame and wealth The result is a book about optimism love and change that will resonate with readers everywhere


Travel Team

b The Bestseller b br br Twelve year old Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court but don t tell him that Because no one plays with more heart or court sense But none of that matters when he is cut from his local travel team the very same team his father led to national prominence as a boy Danny s father still smarting from his own troubles knows Danny isn t the only kid who was cut for the wrong reason and together this washed up former player and a bunch of never say die kids prove that the heart simply cannot be measured br br For fans of The Bad News Bears Hoosiers the Mighty Ducks and Mike Lupica s other New York Times bestselling novels b Heat b b The Underdogs b and b Million Dollar Throw b here is a book that proves that when the game knocks you down champions stand tall


Time Travel: A History

From the acclaimed author of i The Information i and i Chaos i a mind bending exploration of time travel its subversive origins its evolution in literature and science and its influence on our understanding of time itself br br Gleick s story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H G Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book an international sensation i The Time Machine i A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time some philosophical and some technological the electric telegraph the steam railroad the discovery of buried civilizations and the perfection of clocks br br Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the culture from Marcel Proust to i Doctor Who i from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics Finally he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment the instantaneous wired world with its all consuming present and vanishing future


Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story

b An introspective and beautiful dual memoir by the i New York Times i bestselling novelist and her daughter b br br Sue Monk Kidd has touched millions of readers with her novels i The Secret Life of Bees i and i The Mermaid Chair i and with her acclaimed nonfiction In this intimate dual memoir she and her daughter Ann offer distinct perspectives as a fifty something and a twenty something each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other br br Between and Sue and Ann travel throughout Greece and France Sue coming to grips with aging caught in a creative vacuum longing to reconnect with her grown daughter struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel Ann just graduated from college heartbroken and benumbed by the classic question about what to do with her life grapples with a painful depression As this modern day Demeter and Persephone chronicle the richly symbolic and personal meaning of an array of inspiring figures and sites they also each give voice to that most protean of connections the bond of mother and daughter br br A wise and involving book about feminine thresholds spiritual growth and renewal i Traveling with Pomegranates i is both a revealing self portrait by a beloved author and her daughter a writer in the making and a momentous story that will resonate with women everywhere br br


The Traveling Vampire Show

Though gloomy with clouds it is a hot August morning in the summer of All over the rural town of Grandville tacked to power poles and trees taped to store windows blowing along the sidewalks fliers have appeared announcing the mysterious one night only performance of The Traveling Vampire Show br br The show will feature Valeria the only known vampire in captivity According to the fliers she is a gorgeous stunning beauty In the course of the performance she will stalk volunteers from the audience sink her teeth into their necks and drink their blood br br For three local teenagers who see the fliers this is a show they don t want to miss But they may have to br Though they can probably scrape up the price of admission other obstacles stand in the way One problem nobody under years of age is allowed into the show Dwight Rusty and Slim are only Another problem the show begins at midnight and the three teens always have to be home by then If that weren t bad enough the show is to take place at Janks Field a desolate patch of ground with a nasty history that has been declared off limits by their parents br The situation appears hopeless br br Though Dwight and his friends fear they won t be able to attend the actual performance of the Traveling Vampire Show they do have the entire day to themselves Why not hike out to Janks Field and take a look around With any luck they might be able to watch the crew make preparations for tonight s performance If they re i really i lucky maybe they ll get a peek at Valeria the gorgeous vampire br And so the three friends set off on foot for Janks Field br Dwight is a solid honest kid long on common sense and loyalty to his friends He always tries to do what s right br Rusty is a husky guy who relishes trouble br Slim their long time pal is the brains of the outfit a voracious reader of novels an aspiring writer and a girl Also she is sometimes too brave for her own good br br i The Traveling Vampire Show i is the tale told in Dwight s own words of what happened to him Rusty and Slim on that hot summer day they hiked to Janks Field It s the story of their friendship and love their temptations their betrayals and their courage as they went where they shouldn t go did what they shouldn t do and ran into big trouble


Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

A fascinating exploration of the science of the impossible from death rays and force fields to invisibility cloaks revealing to what extent such technologies might be achievable decades or millennia into the future br br One hundred years ago scientists would have said that lasers televisions and the atomic bomb were beyond the realm of physical possibility In Physics of the Impossible the renowned physicist Michio Kaku explores to what extent the technologies and devices of science fiction that are deemed equally impossible today might well become commonplace in the future br br From teleportation to telekinesis Kaku uses the world of science fiction to explore the fundamentals and the limits of the laws of physics as we know them today He ranks the impossible technologies by categories Class I II and III depending on when they might be achieved within the next century millennia or perhaps never In a compelling and thought provoking narrative he explains br How the science of optics and electromagnetism may one day enable us to bend light around an object like a stream flowing around a boulder making the object invisible to observers downstream br How ramjet rockets laser sails antimatter engines and nanorockets may one day take us to the nearby stars br How telepathy and psychokinesis once considered pseudoscience may one day be possible using advances in MRI computers superconductivity and nanotechnology br Why a time machine is apparently consistent with the known laws of quantum physics although it would take an unbelievably advanced civilization to actually build one br Kaku uses his discussion of each technology as a jumping off point to explain the science behind it An extraordinary scientific adventure Physics of the Impossible takes readers on an unforgettable mesmerizing journey into the world of science that both enlightens and entertains


Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel

b Vagabonding b is about taking time off from your normal life from six weeks to four months to two years to discover and experience the world on your own terms Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel Potts gives the necessary information on br br financing your travel time br determining your destination br adjusting to life on the road br working and volunteering overseas br handling travel adversity br re assimilating back into ordinary life br br Not just a plan of action vagabonding is an outlook on life that emphasizes creativity discovery and the growth of the spirit Visit the vagabonding community s hub at a target blank href http www vagabonding net rel nofollow www vagabonding net a


The Traveling Woman (Traveling, #2)

THE CONCLUDING STORY of Aimee and Kestrel begun in THE TRAVELING MAN br br br How many times do you gamble on love When love has knocked you down should you give it another chance When does optimism become stupidity br br And what happens when the man you re in love with is never still always moving always traveling Do you say goodbye or do you leave behind everything that you ve worked for everything that you ve ever known Can a traveling carnival be my home br br Oh You thought I had the answers No sorry No answers just a lot of questions and a heart that wants to rule my head br br Can one person be my home


The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World

This book is the definitive pictorial dedicated to travel and the world capturing every country on the planet with photographs and atmospheric text Inspirational inviting and beautiful it combines stunning images with entertaining and informative text that captures the essence of being there


Questions of Travel

A mesmerising literary novel i Questions of Travel i charts two very different lives Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney where she works for a publisher of travel guides Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events br br Around these two superbly drawn characters a double narrative assembles an enthralling array of people places and stories from Theo whose life plays out in the long shadow of the past to Hana an Ethiopian woman determined to reinvent herself in Australia br br Award winning author Michelle de Kretser illuminates travel work and modern dreams in this brilliant evocation of the way we live now Wonderfully written i Questions of Travel i is an extraordinary work of imagination a transformative very funny and intensely moving novel


The Time Machine: The Original Time Travel Story

The Time Traveller embarks on an astonishing journey into the future His Time Machine transports him to a far distant buy dying world where humanity is divided into two classes the graceful idle Eloi who inhabit the idyllic surface of the world and the Morlocks ugly nocturnal creatures who live and work underground In The Time Machine Wells created one of the first and finest science fiction stories a social allegory that is both vivid and perturbing


A Walk In The Woods: The World's Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike

The Appalachian Trail covers states and over miles It stretches along the East Coast of the United States from Maine in the north to Georgia in the south It is famous for being the longest continuous footpath in the world Compare this with the Pennine Way which is a mere miles long It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in America as well as through some of its most poverty stricken and primitive backwoods areas Redneck country Moonshine Lil Abner there s bears in them thar hills Remember the film Deliverance br br God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one to undertake this gruelling hike Perhaps it was just a long held ambition to lose weight he has lost two stone so far As he recently wrote from the trail to his publisher br Speaking of vigorous exercise boy have I just had some Maine was a bitch I want you to come back and walk it with me so that when you die if you go to hell you will be able to say Call this hell Try walking across Maine in August br br Reared in the tradition of Mark Twain James Thurber and S J Perelman Bryson used his many years in Britain to soak up a peculiarly English sense of irony and humour and to hone a laugh out loud style that is uniquely hilariously his own


How to Travel with a Salmon and Other Essays

Once a columnist for an Italian literary magazine Eco now shares his acute and highly entertaining sense of the absurd in modern life in these essays about militarism computerese cowboy and Indian movies art criticism librarians semiotics and much more including himself


Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral

For Katherine Givens and the four women about to become her best friends the adventure begins with a UPS package Inside is a pair of red sneakers filled with ashes and a note that will forever change their lives Katherine s oldest and dearest friend the irrepressible Annie Freeman left one final request a traveling funeral and she wants the most important women in her life as pallbearers br br From Sonoma to Manhattan Katherine Laura Rebecca Jill and Marie will carry Annie s ashes to the special places in her life At every stop there s a surprise encounter and a small miracle waiting and as they whoop it up across the country attracting interest wherever they go they share their deepest secrets tales of broken hearts and second chances missed opportunities and new beginnings And as they grieve over what they ve lost they discover how much is still possible if only they can unravel the secret Annie left them


The Dead Travel Fast

A husband a family a comfortable life Theodora Lestrange lives in terror of it all With a modest inheritance and the three gowns that comprise her entire wardrobe Theodora leaves Edinburgh and a disappointed suitor far behind She is bound for Rumania where tales of vampires are still whispered to visit an old friend and write the book that will bring her true independence br br She arrives at a magnificent decaying castle in the Carpathians replete with eccentric inhabitants the ailing dowager the troubled steward her own fearful friend Cosmina But all are outstripped in dark glamour by the castle s master Count Andrei Dragulescu br br Bewildering and bewitching in equal measure the brooding nobleman ignites Theodora s imagination and awakens passions in her that she can neither deny nor conceal His allure is superlative his dominion over the superstitious town absolute Theodora may simply be one more person under his sway br br Before her sojourn is ended or her novel completed Theodora will have encountered things as strange and terrible as they are seductive For obsession can prove fatal and she is in danger of falling prey to more than desire


The Best American Travel Writing 2000

The extraordinary popularity of books and magazines dedicated to travel comes as no surprise given that more and more Americans are traveling each year for business pleasure and especially adventure Our fascination with travel has never been so well represented as in this new addition to the Best American series a wide ranging compendium of the best travel writing published in culled from more than three hundred magazines newspapers and Web sites br This first collection of THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING reads like a good novel Best selling author Bill Bryson and series editor Jason Wilson have put together a book that will surprise knowledgeable travelers and entrance newcomers with the glories of new worlds Articles by such well loved writers as Bill Buford and Ryszard Kapuscinski are included as are those by exciting new voices Ranging across myriad landscapes from Central Park in New York City to the Ouadane oasis in Saharan Mauritania THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING showcases the diversity and creative power of travel writing today


An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington

b The companion guide to the hysterical television show of the same name in which Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant force their arrestingly simple pal Karl Pilkington on a global journey b br br br i He d have been happier in medieval times in a village where you didn t travel beyond the local community Stephen Merchant i br br br A cult celebrity due to his role in i The Ricky Gervais Show i the most downloaded podcast ever Karl Pilkington has been accused of being a comic creation so unburdened is he by complex thought but that is truly just him The trio s newest project mines Karl massive provinciality put simply Karl is not big on traveling Given the choice he ll go on vacation to Devon or Wales or if pushed eat English food on a package tour of the Mediterranean So what happened when he was convinced by Gervais and Merchant to go on an epic adventure to see the Seven Wonders of the World Does travel truly broaden the mind Find out in Karl Pilkington s hilarious travel diaries


I'm Traveling Alone (Holger Munch & Mia Kruger, #1)

b From a bold new voice in international crime fiction a chilling debut in which two detectives must hunt down a vengeful killer and uncover the secret that ties each of them to the crime b br br A six year old girl is found in the Norwegian countryside hanging lifeless from a tree with a jump rope around her neck She is dressed in strange doll s clothes Around her neck is an airline tag that says I m traveling alone br br A special homicide unit in Oslo re opens with veteran police investigator Holger Munch at the helm Holger s first step is to persuade the brilliant but haunted investigator Mia Kr ger to come back to the squad she s been living on an isolated island overcome by memories of her past When Mia views a photograph of the crime scene and spots the number carved into the dead girl s fingernail she knows this is only the beginning She ll soon discover that six years earlier an infant girl was abducted from a nearby maternity ward The baby was never found Could this new killer have something to do with the missing child or with the reclusive Christian sect hidden in the nearby woods br br Mia returns to duty to track down a revenge driven and ruthlessly intelligent killer But when Munch s own six year old granddaughter goes missing Mia realizes that the killer s sinister game is personal and i I m Traveling Alone i races to an explosive and shocking conclusion


Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear

Weary travelers You ve seen them everything they own crammed into their luggage Staggering through terminals and hotel lobbies with overstuffed suitcases trunks duffels and backpacks br br Backs ache Feet burn Eyelids droop br br We ve all seen people like that br br At times we are people like that if not with our physical luggage then at least with our spiritual load br br We all lug loads we were never intended to carry Fear Worry Discontent No wonder we get so weary We re worn out from carrying that excess baggage Wouldn t it be nice to lose some of those bags br br That s the invitation of Max Lucado With the Twenty third Psalm as our guide let s release some of the burdens we were never intended to bear br br Using these verses as a guide Max Lucado walks us through a helpful inventory of our burdens May God use this Psalm to remind you to release the burdens you were never meant to bear


From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

The best selling author of em Smoke Gets in Your Eyes em expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity br br Fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for their dead In rural Indonesia she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather s mummified body Grandpa s mummy has lived in the family home for two years where the family has maintained a warm and respectful relationship She meets Bolivian natitas cigarette smoking wish granting human skulls and introduces us to a Japanese kotsuage in which relatives use chopsticks to pluck their loved ones bones from cremation ashes With curiosity and morbid humor Doughty encounters vividly decomposed bodies and participates in compelling powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in America Featuring Gorey esque illustrations by artist Landis Blair From Here to Eternity introduces death care innovators researching green burial and body composting explores new spaces for mourning including a glowing Buddha columbarium in Japan and America s only open air pyre and reveals unexpected new possibilities for our own death rituals br br A New York Times Bestseller


Great Classic Collection : Gulliver's Travel

i Gulliver s Travels i is Jonathan Swift s satiric masterpiece the fantastic tale of the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver an English ship s surgeon First he is shipwrecked in the land of Lilliput where the alarmed residents are only six inches tall His second voyage takes him to the land of Brobdingnag where the people are sixty feet tall Further adventures bring Gulliver to an island that floats in the sky and a land where horses are endowed with reason and beasts are shaped like men br br Read by children as an adventure story and by adults as a devastating satire of society i Gulliver s Travels i remains a fascinating blend of travelogue realism symbolism and fantastic voyage all with a serious philosophical content


Traveling Light

A dancer turned schoolteacher Summer is still recovering from the injury that ended her promising career in the arts Her lover Nicholas fears she s depending on him to fulfill her remaining dreams and hopes And most ominously of all her cherished brother Todd is slowly dying In the tranquil suburbs of Ohio as these difficult days crawl forward Summer will come to terms with life death relationships and her father s enigmatic long ago injunction to travel light She will learn that true love transcends all illness distrust and the cruelty of time But it is in trying to fulfill a promise made to her brother long ago that Summer will meet her greatest challenge and realize how truly fortunate she is


Travel as a Political Act

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