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Travel & Travel Writing

Rice Noodle Fish by Matt Goulding

Rice Noodle Fish is a visual and literary treat that will leave you hungry and planning a trip to Japan. Much more than a look at the country’s cuisine, it is also about the history and culture of Japan, and about the people the author meets on his travels—including chefs with fire in their eyes and tea masters of Kyoto. Readers will be impressed by the literary quality of his narrative and the copious amount of pictures, tips and bits of information sprinkled throughout the book.   —Ashley

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ISBN: 9780062394033
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Published: Harper Wave/Anthony Bourdain - October 27th, 2015

Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City by Mark Adams

The author of Turn Right at Macchu Picchu embarks on another eccentric adventure, this time to chart a map to Atlantis. The result is a delightful mix of history and travel writing, from the texts of Plato to the mystic island of Malta. Like the quests of the many Atlantologists he encounters, Adams’s search is inspired as much by skepticism as it is by fantasy—calling to that age-old synthesis of empiricism and imagination.

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Julia
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ISBN: 9780525953708
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Published: Dutton Books - March 10th, 2015

See San Francisco: Through the Lens of SFGirlbyBay by Victoria Smith

Meet Victoria Smith’s San Francisco. It might not be the San Francisco you’re used to. Or it might be more familiar than the city portrayed in so many other, less personal books. Smith fell in love with the city as soon as she moved there, alone, in 1994, and that love is reflected in every word, every neighborhood depiction, and every gorgeous, colorful photo. If you’re tired of tourist guides, this is the San Francisco book for you.

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Jocelyn
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$19.95
ISBN: 9781452138206
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 28th, 2015

The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies by Ian Whitelaw

Whitelaw tackles the intriguing tales behind 50 classic flies all anglers recognize today. Including color illustrations and recipes for the original flies, the author guides you through their history and adds fascinating tidbits about fly-fishing itself. This book is great for fans of both fly-fishing and history. Sprinkled throughout are clever and thoughtful quotes about fly-fishing, inspiring enough to make you want to take that boat out on the water and make some casts yourself.

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Sara
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ISBN: 9781617691461
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 7th, 2015

Last Man Off: The True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas by Matt Lewis

I love a good disaster book (who doesn’t?), and now I can add Last Man Off to that list. Matt Lewis was a scientific observer on a small fishing boat that went down in the freezing Antarctic waters, and his tale is one of survival and the heroism of the ordinary person. It’s a fast read but a good one—once the ship goes down, you won’t want to stop reading. 

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Flannery
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ISBN: 9780147515346
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Published: Plume - May 12th, 2015

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America by John Waters

Hitch a ride on the open road with America’s most beloved weirdo, John Waters. Carsick chronicles Waters’ coast-to-coast hitchhiking odyssey from Baltimore to San Francisco with all the strange and wonderful sights and sounds in between. Even the most mundane roadside truck stops are transformed into provocative tableaus when filtered through Waters’ charismatic and irreverent lens. Every bit as outrageous as a John Waters’ hitchhiking adventure should be.

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ISBN: 9780374535452
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 12th, 2015

Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard

American Elizabeth Bard’s previous book, the delightful Lunch in Paris, chronicled her love story with her French husband. Picnic in Provence tells their next chapter, which includes an unexpected move to a tiny village in Provence, a baby, and a business (artisanal ice cream!). Through it all, readers get a poignant, not-overly-romanticized look at life in rural France. It is a delicious read—not only because Bard includes recipes in each chapter, but also because she captures the vibrancy and simplicity of Provençal food and life.

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S.B.
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ISBN: 9780316246163
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 7th, 2015

Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor by Mimi Robinson

Designer Mimi Robinson explores how a place reveals itself through its unique colors in her beautiful new book, Local Color. From the ocean blues, grassy golds, and forest greens of Point Reyes, to the vibrant indigos, hot pinks, and electric greens of Guatemala, Robinson’s palettes capture her global travels, and demonstrate how you can do the same. Artists (or anyone interested in seeing the world in a new way), be sure to pack a copy of Local Color in your suitcase! 

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S.B.
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ISBN: 9781616892975
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - April 21st, 2015

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockerfeller’s Tragic Quest by Carl Hoffman

Cannibalism is either a terrifying social taboo or an accepted way of life—depending, of course, on who you ask. Michael Rockefeller learned about it the hard way, working his way through the New Guinea jungle in search of primitive art created by tribes with beliefs he’d never encountered before. His ultimate disappearance was officially ruled a drowning, even though headhunting and cannibalism thrived in the area. Hoffman’s book is a thrilling adventure that crosses cultural and political boundaries, and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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Rachel
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ISBN: 9780062116161
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 10th, 2015

Cool Gray City of Love by Gary Kamiya

San Francisco is my favorite city in the world, and this book gives so many reasons to fall in love all over again – and is also an intriguing and lovely introduction for any stranger to the foggy shore. Starting from a physical exploration, Gary Kamiya takes you on a temporal, environmental, and ideological tour of this small, wonderful place.   

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Jocelyn
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ISBN: 9781620401262
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 14th, 2014

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