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Nancy Pearl Recommends Armchair Travel Books

Marcie Sillman gets book hugger Nancy Pearl's recommendations for a good book to take you to an exotic location from the comfort of your favorite reading chair.

  1. “Between Terror and Tourism,” by Michael Mewshaw
  2. "Let’s Not Go To The Dogs Tonight," by Alexandra Fuller
  3. "Bangkok 8 Series," by John Burdett
  4. "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay," by Emily Kimbrough and Cornelia Otis Skinner
  5. "Innocence Abroad," by Mark Twain
  6. "Travels With A Tangerine," by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
  7. "Desert Queen," by Janet Wallach
  8. "Lawrence in Arabia," by Scott Anderson
  9. "Travels in a Thin Country," by Sara Wheeler
  10. "The Saddest Pleasure," by Moritz Thomsen
  11. "Living Poor," by Moritz Thomsen
  12. "Travels With Charley," by John Steinbeck
  13. "The Great Railway Bazaar," by Paul Theroux
  14. "The Second Son," by Jonathan Rabb
  15. "Tracks," by Robyn Davidson
  16. "Sacred Willow," by Duong Van Mai Elliott
  17. "The Spiritual Tourist," by Mick Brown
  18. "An End To Suffering," by Pankaj Mishra
  19. "The Raj Quartet," by Paul Scott
  20. "Midnight’s Children," by Salman Rushdie
  21. "Tuning The Rig," by Harvey Oxenhorn
  22. "The Beautiful Mystery Series," by Louise Penny
  23. "Fools Rush In," by Bill Carter
  24. "Red Summer," by Bill Carter
  25. "Love Thy Neighbor," by Peter Maass
  26. "Alaska Blues," by Joe Upton
  27. "Passage To Juneau," by Jonathan Raban
  28. "The Book Of My Lives," by Aleksander Hemon
  29. "The Long Way Round," by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman
  30. "Ghost Rider," by Neil Peart
  31. "I See By My Outfit," by Peter Beagle
  32. "The Curve of Time," by M. Wylie Blanchet

This segment originally aired on August 5, 2013.

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