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The Best Women's Travel Writing 2007: True Stories from Around the World Paperback – March 23, 2007
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- Publisher : Travelers' Tales; 2007th edition (March 23, 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 360 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1932361499
- ISBN-13 : 978-1932361490
- Item Weight : 12.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.75 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,987,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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12:00 AM CST on Sunday, December 2, 2007
Some of the best travel writing - well, writing, period, that I've read this year lurks among the pages of The Best Women's Travel Writing 2007, edited by Lucy McCauley for the Travelers' Tales series.
This marvelous collection boasts 32 essays from writers you've heard of - Barbara Kingsolver, Frances Mayes - and many more you probably haven't, but will definitely seek in the future.
Witness Kayla Allen's humorous take on "Flirting in Paris."
Trapped in an existential funk, she finds salvation in the glances of a stranger that telegraph, "I have a magnifying glass into your soul. I wish to nibble your ear."
Her heart responds: "We share a beautiful, tortured existence. I'll trifle with your arm hair."
Ms. Allen's fantasies, like the other pieces in this collection, play out as an allegory on the nature of travel itself: the willingness to step outside one's comfort zone, into an abyss that may be, thrillingly, both restorative and terrifying.
I read this while on a month-long trip to India and I found these gals to be the perfect traveling companion during my journey!