Into the Wild

Librarian s Note An alternate cover edition can be found here n nIn April, 1992, a young man from a well to do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt McKinley His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless He had given 25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his

The Way of the World

In 1953, twenty four year old Nicolas Bouvier and his artist friend Thierry Vernet set out to make their way overland from their native Geneva to the Khyber Pass They had money to last them a few months and a Fiat to take them where they were going, but above all they were equipped with the certain

The Cat's Table

A spellbinding story by turns poignant and electrifying about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage n nIn the early 1950s, an eleven year old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England At mealtimes

Latitude zéro : 40000 km pour partir à la rencontre du monde

Le temps s est ramass sur lui m me Il est devenu compact Les dix sept mois de Latitude 0 se sont peu peu transform s, dans ma m moire, en une sorte d instant unique, d une intensit poustouflante, pendant lequel j ai v cu presque simultan ment tout ce qu il est possible de vivre J ai vu des

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried

Wild by Nature: One Woman, One Trek, One Thousand Nights

From National Geographic s Explorer of 2014, featured in The New York Times Magazine, Wild By Nature is the harrowing and nearly unbelievable story of Sarah Marquis solo 10,000 mile hike across the remote Gobi desert from Siberia to Thailand, then transported by boat to complete her hike at her fav

Sur les chemins noirs

Il m aura fallu courir le monde et tomber d un toit pour saisir que je disposais l , sous mes yeux, dans un pays si proche dont j ignorais les replis, d un r seau de chemins campagnards ouverts sur le myst re, baign s de pur silence, miraculeusement vides La vie me laissait une chance, il tait do

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here n nAt twenty two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything In the wake of her mother s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed Four years later, with nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of he

Chroniques de Jérusalem

Guy Delisle et sa famille s installent pour une ann e J rusalem Pas vident de se rep rer dans cette ville aux multiples visages, anim e par les passions et les conflits depuis pr s de 4000 ans Au nd tour d une ruelle, la sortie d un lieu saint, la terrasse d un caf , le dessinateur laisse c

In Patagonia

An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes Fueled by an unmistakable lust for life and

Moby-Dick or, the Whale

It is the horrible texture of a fabric that should be woven of ships cables and hawsers A Polar wind blows through it, and birds of prey hover over it n nSo Melville wrote of his masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history In part, Moby Dick is the story of an eeri

Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea

Famously referred to as one of the Axis of Evil countries, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today In early 2001 cartoonist Guy Delisle became one of the few Westerners to be allowed access to the fortress like country While living in the nation s

Eat, Pray, Love

A celebrated writer s irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life n nAround the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty, she went through an early onslaught midlife crisis She had everything an educated, ambi