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Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977863
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Graywolf Press - September 5th, 2017

Myth, memoir, history, and poetry deftly blend in this dreamlike, magical journey through one of the most contested landscapes in Europe - from the crossroads of ancient armies, thorugh the shifting borders of the cold war, into the present-day routes of Syrian refugees. Kasabova's descriptions - especially her character sketches - are sharp and unforgettable. 

Review by Sarah

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Hav: Last Letters from Hav of the Myrmidons (New York Review Books Classics) Cover Image
By Jan Morris, Ursula K. Le Guin (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781590174494
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: New York Review of Books - August 30th, 2011

Take an unforgettable trip to the historic city of Hav! Watch the exciting roof-race! Explore the caves of the mysterious Kretevs! Marvel at the secret rites of the Cathars! Morris evokes a place so rich and fascinating that you'll wish you were there!

Review by Stephen

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White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101870853
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: Pantheon Books - May 3rd, 2016

Like a Romantic Larry David, Geoff Dyer travels from Tahiti to the Arctic Circle, meeting humiliation and disappointment on his quest for the Sublime.

Review by Stephen