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Best novels that can function as travelogues

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For those who wish to escape via books instead of planes, travels and automobiles

Rated 1 point - posted 10 years ago by redmark in category Books.
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The Bridge by Geert Mak Report Abuse
Explore life in Istanbul, Turkey
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The Man In Seat 61 by Mark Smith Report Abuse
the essential guide for anyone planning a trip to Europe and beyond by train
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365 Travel: A Daily Book of Journeys, Meditations, and Adventures by Lisa Bach Report Abuse
Inspiring tidbits about encounters on a journey.
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Azucar! The Story of Sugar by Alan Cambeira Report Abuse
Life on a contemporary Caribbean sugarcane plantation
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Empires of the Indus: From Tibet to Pakistan - The Story of a River by Alice Albinia Report Abuse
The grand stories of Tibet to Pakistan.
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel Report Abuse
Adventure, survival, and faith on a journey from India to Canada via adrift on the Pacific Ocean.
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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Report Abuse
The Nigerian civil war and the impact of war's brutalities on peasants and intellectuals alike.
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The House on the Lagoon by Rosario Ferre Report Abuse
Family, Economics, Race and Class in Puerto Rico
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Mapping the Edge: A Novel by Sarah Dunant Report Abuse
Is this trip to Italy a vacation, an abduction, or an abandonment?
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Crossing the Mangrove by Maryse Conde Report Abuse
Life and Mystery in a Guadeloupean village
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The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat Report Abuse
Journey from Haiti to Florida and back again
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The Yacoubian Building: A Novel by Alaa Al Aswany Report Abuse
Life through the eyes of a diverse range of characters in the same aprtment building.
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19 Knives by Mark Anthony Jarman Report Abuse
The other side of Canada.
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Marco Polo Didn't Go There: Stories and Revelations from One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer by Rolf Potts Report Abuse
Travel stories set in contemporary Asia
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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert Report Abuse
Travelogue about soul-searching and self-discovery.
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The Duchess by Amanda Foreman Report Abuse
Beautifully told story of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire against the background of English town and country as well as glamourous Paris.
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The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson Report Abuse
Coming of age saga against the backdrop of the Errol Flynn old glamour Hollywood - Jamaica connection.
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The Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle Report Abuse
West meets East - Family style. A european family go to live and work in Burma.
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Becoming Finola by Suzanne Strempek Shea Report Abuse
A postcrisis holiday in Ireland becomes an transformation in identity.
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Tokyo Cancelled by Rana Dasgupta Report Abuse
A severe blizzard in Tokyo diverts a 747 to a remote airport, where stranded passengers gather around a aggage carousel to tell stores that strangers don't typically swap.
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