This week’s theme is travel. The Spring is here, and soon we will be breaking out of our hibernation and hitting the road. You can find out more about each of these books below. But first, pick your favourite cover!
Canada’s Road by Mark Richardson: In 10 weeks during the summer of 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the Trans-Canada Highway, author Mark Richardson drove the nearly 8,000 kilometres of the iconic road, meeting a variety of people along the way, exploring the route’s fabled history, and discovering how important this ribbon of asphalt is to Canada.
Route 66 Still Kicks by Rick Antonson: Through the stories of one of Canada’s most enthusiastic travellers explore the famous American highway that inspired the likes of Al Capone, Salvador Dali, Mickey Mantle, and the countless fans of this iconic American landmark.
Indochina Now and Then by George Fetherling: George Fetherling recounts multiple journeys through Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, keeping an eye peeled and an ear cocked for whatever faint traces of French rule might remain. Indochina Now and Then is a travel narrative that leaves an indelible impression in the readers imagination.
Walking Backwards by Mark Frutkin: Whether inadvertently smuggling cloth into Istanbul, reading poetry in New Delhi to a crowd expecting a world-famous pianist, or wandering through Mantua searching for a non-existent hotel on a street thats fallen off the map, Mark Frutkin is a master at rediscovering the magic at the heart of travel.
Laura is the Marketing Designer at Dundurn Press.