Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Just Another Guy on the Lost Highway

This our last post celebrating National Poetry Month. We had a lot of fun selecting and sharing these book spine poems. We hope you enjoyed viewing them.

The Poem:

Lost and found in Russia
To hellholes and back
The geography of bliss
Driving home
Long way home

The Books:

Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in a Post-Soviet Landscape by Susan Richards; 947.4086 R518l
This is timely story about what life is like for citizens of Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union.

To Hellholes and Back: Bribes, Lies, and the Art of Extreme Tourism by Chuck Thompson; 910.4 T469t
The author who brought us Smile When Your Lying, a semi-exposé on the travel industry, takes on travel sites that have a bad reputation in this title.

The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner; 910.4 W423g
An NPR journalist travels to countries around the world where people are considered content to learn what gives people living in those places happiness.

Driving Home: An American Journey by Jonathan Raban; 917.3 R112d
A British ex-patriot writes a about life in America, including his thoughts on everything from a Tea Party gathering to a Hawaiian trip with his daughter.

Long Way Home: On the Trail of Steinbeck’s America by Bill Barich; 917.304 B252l
Author Bill Barich, inspired by John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, takes a road trip across the United States in 2008, and chronicles his journey here.

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