Deep South

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544323521
Size: 35.31 MB
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One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America -- the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It's these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux's keen traveler's eye. On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road "the plantation." He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families -- the unsung heroes of the south, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without. From the writer whose "great mission has always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself -- and thus, to challenge us" (Boston Globe), Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike.

The Four Seasons Of Mary Azarian

Author: Lilias MacBean Hart
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 1567922740
Size: 22.93 MB
Format: PDF
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Woodcut Artist Mary Azarian, winner of the Caldecott Medal, lives in the rugged Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. This retrospective volume displays and celebrates the parade of the seasons in New England. Reproducing fifty hand-colored woodcuts and an equal number in black and white, it's a large format book that reflects the way she works and is finely printed on an uncoated paper with a commendably lucid text. It does the full range of her work justice. A perfect gift book for lovers of the handmade & the only seemingly simple.

Fodor S New England

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0804142475
Size: 44.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fodor's correspondents highlight the best New England has to offer in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from rugged coasts to green mountains PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes GORGEOUS FEATURES on fall foliage, skiing, and antiquing VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip


Author: Southeast Shippers' Advisory Board
Size: 17.65 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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