By Eric Weiner (Simon & Schuster, 2016)
Following up on his best-selling book, The Geography of Bliss, author Eric Weiner travels to Athens, Hangzhou, Florence, Edinburgh, Kolkata, Vienna, and Silicon Valley to investigate why quantum leaps of intellect seem to occur in certain places at certain times.
By Lawrence Osborne (Hogarth, 2016)
In this gripping novel author Lawrence Osborne recalls 20th-century literary greats, Graham Greene and Somerset Maugham. This densely atmospheric novel is about foreigners and locals navigating fortune and fate among the mists, landscapes, and lush rice fields of Cambodia.
By David Good (Dey Street Books, 2015)
The son of an American anthropologist and a woman from the Yanomami tribe, Good ventures from his New Jersey home into the heart of the Amazon to reconnect with his mother. He chronicles a journey of self-discovery and what it means to find his roots.
By Kim MacQuarrie (Simon & Schuster, 2015)
The human history that has shaped South America is dramatically recreated in this rich account of iconic Andes characters, from Pablo Escobar and Hiram Bingham to Che Guevara and Butch Cassidy.
By John Marshall (Ballantine Books, 2015)
For the Marshalls, six months of sweaty voluntourism in places like Thailand, India, and Costa Rica draw them together as no family therapist ever can. Don’t miss the spider monkey encounter.
Appeared in the June 2016 issue as “A Great Reading Tour”.