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The Places in Between by Rory Stewart - SF Travel Book Club November Meeting

  • Nov 6, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Join the San Francisco Travel Book Club on Wednesday, November 6th when we will discuss The Places in Between by Rory Stewart

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In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers' floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past. Along the way Stewart met heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers, Taliban commanders and foreign-aid workers. He was also adopted by an unexpected companion-a retired fighting mastiff he named Babur in honor of Afghanistan's first Mughal emperor, in whose footsteps the pair was following.

Through these encounters-by turns touching, con-founding, surprising, and funny-Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map's countless places in between.

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  • nancy b.

    Friendly, fun group. Nice evening spent discussing a very interesting book.

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I realize I haven't been to any of the meetings - but I'd sure like to stay signed up so that I can see what you're doing and read your suggestions. I hope this is OK for now. And if I'm lucky things might change!

    October 6, 2013

    • roachphyl

      same here! Love the book selections

      November 2, 2013

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