War & Peace

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When my husband and I traveled to Copenhagen to celebrate our one-year-anniversary, I considered revisiting some of Kiekergaard’s philosophy I had read in college. I decided on something less dour, Rose Tremain’s literary historical novel Music and SIlence and was …

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Costa Rica: The Ecotravellers’ Wildlife Guide

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I went to Costa Rica on my fifth date with my now-husband. We stayed in Manuel Antonio, where I was blown away with the wildlife in the National Forest. While our local guide shared fascinating information about the sloths (who …

 

Mauritius: The Proscpector

Reading a New York Times article about Mauritius made me want to visit this enchanting far-flung group of islands off the coast of Africa. Then in the following week’s Travel section I read this Letter to the Editor from Margaret …

 

Nigeria: Half of A Yellow Sun

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My dad’s cousin and his wife are currently in Nigeria on a religious mission. Wanting to supplement my scanty knowledge of this West African country I finally read a revered classic on my list, Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (which …

 

Israel: In The Land of Israel

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I have always been fascinated with Israel. In preparation for a study abroad in Jerusalem (which didn’t happen for geopolitical and personal reasons), I read Thomas Friedman’s From Beruit To Jerusalem and James Michener’s The Source, two informative, engaging books. …

 

India: A Passage to India

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Although it is over 80 years old and written by an outsider Brit, Passage to India is one of my (and many listmakers) favorites books of all time and my recommendation for India. E. M. Forster, whose other novels Howards …

 

Austria: A Nervous Splendor

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This book was recommended by an author I respect, so I picked it up to read on an Eastern European trip with my mom and sisters last summer. A Nervous Splendor is factual and well-researched, but reads like fiction with …