TRAVEL & GEOGRAPHY

Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales From Great Fiction Writers

. November 2012. 320p. 978-1-74220-594-6. 15.99.
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While the adage is that truth is stranger than fiction, readers may find this collection of true stories—as its title promises—not only stranger, but better than fiction. This fantastic collection of 32 travel stories, edited by George (global travel editor, Lonely Planet; Lonely Planet Travel Writing), comes from some of the best fiction writers publishing today. These true travel tales range from events in the writer’s distant past to recent adventures. They cover the globe from India to Alaska to San Quentin to Ireland and include entries from an eclectic mix of international writers, including Isabel Allende, Pico Iyer, Alexander McCall Smith, Jan Morris, and Tea Obreht.
VERDICT A festive collection of travel stories from some amazing writers. The only thing lacking in this collection is more entries! Lovers of travel writing, as well as fans of fiction, will thoroughly enjoy this collection.

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