Don't have a copy yet of The Way of Wanderlust? Want to meet author Don George and hear him read some of his transporting stories of world travel? If you're in Southern California, he'll be appearing at Chaucer's Books in Santa Barbara on March 11. And if you're a member of the Traveler's Bookcase travel book club in LA, The Way of Wanderlust will be discussed on March 21. Don has appeared at many places on the East and West coasts and is busily planning more. Or go now to your favorite bookstore or online to get your copy of our most popular title of the year.
Linda Lappin, author of The Soul of Place—A Creative Writing Workbook: Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci, will be teaching a five-day multigenre writing workshop on the Greek island of Andros, from July 7th to 13th organized by the Aegean Arts Circle.
“Makes me want to pack my bag and follow Van Allen’s alluring suggestions... she reveals an intimacy with Italy and a honed sense of adventure. Andiamo!” — Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun. Imagine creating your Italian dream vacation with a fun-loving savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear. Go along with writer Susan Van Allen on a femme-friendly ride up and down the boot, to explore this extraordinarily enchanting country where Venus (Vixen Goddess of Love and Beauty) and The Madonna (Nurturing Mother of Compassion) reign side-by-side. With humor, passion, and practical details, this uniquely anecdotal guidebook will enrich your Italian days.
EDITORS’ CHOICE — This Week’s Story
By Anna VodickaOn Peleliu, the roads are paved with coral—a once-living thing, a hardy animal. The coral came from the inland ridges and valleys of this two-by-six-mile speck among specks in the island nation of Palau, in western Micronesia, an almost invisible scene in the shadow of bigger acts in the Pacific, where land itself is a kind of debris, cast from the ocean by tectonic clashes and shifts that left things topsy-turvy, bottom-up, fish-out-of-water. Before: an underwater reef, an ecosystem of competitive individuals. After: a coral atoll bleaching into a future island paradise. Something new under the sun.