June 5, 2013 · 7:00 PM
This location is shown only to members
Join the San Francisco Travel Book Club on Wednesday, June 5th when we will discuss Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales From Great Fiction Writers.
Description from Amazon: The intrepid adventurers at Lonely Planet continue to churn out imaginatively clever travel literature. This one combines travel with literary memoir as 32 reasonably well-known fiction writers recall some of their most remarkable experiences on the open road. While Frances Mayes, Joyce Carol Oates, Alexander McCall Smith, and Isabel Allende will be familiar to most, the travels of the lesser-known scribes are just as fascinating and fun. Seasoned editor George has also included a brief introduction to each piece, listing the books and outlining the literary credentials of its author. Armchair travelers will relish taking gorgeous, descriptive trips to Mexico, the Solomon Islands, Rome, Luxembourg, Java, and a host of other exotic and not-so exotic destinations.