The Best American Travel Writing

The Best American Travel Writing

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Number-one New York Times best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed: A Love Story, Elizabeth Gilbert transports readers to far-flung locales with this collection of the year's lushest and most inspiring travel more

Product details

  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Mariner Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 2013 ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0547808984
  • 9780547808987
  • 268,021

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Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love, 2006), guest editor of the latest volume in this always rich yearly anthology, boldly avers that she chose travel stories that "were told the most marvelously in 2012." All the pieces included here are treasures of excellent writing, regardless of genre. - Booklist The latest installment of the travel-writing series upholds the tradition of world-expanding excellence.The wonder continues in the fact that, regardless of subject, each story takes its place in the collection proudly and deservedly. - Kirkusshow more

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The Best American Series(r) First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected and most popular of its kind. The Best American Travel Writing 2013 includes Marie Arana, Bernd Brunner, Kevin Chroust, Ian Frazer Dimiter Kenarov, David Sedaris, Grant Stoddard, John Jeremiah Sullivan Sarah A. Topol, Lynne Yaeger, and others [INSERT AUTHOR PHOTO] ELIZABETH GILBERT is the author of four books, has been a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and has had pieces published in Spin, GQ, and The New York Times Magazine. She is best known for her memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which chronicles her travels around the world. Her new novel, The Signature of All Things, will be released in fall 2013. Look for the other best-selling titles in the Best American series: THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS THE BEST AMERICAN INFOGRAPHICS THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES THE BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED READING THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING"show more

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