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Showdown At Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil.

By Bill Zarchy

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

SHOWDOWN AT SHINAGAWA is a collection of essays relating the author’s experience as a director of photography, shooting in various locations around the world, and occasionally running into celebrities.

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May This Be the Best Year of Your Life

By Sandra Bornstein

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

A trip to India accompanying her husband for his job becomes the catalyst for author Sandra Bornstein’s life transformation.

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By Jennifer Richardson

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Americashire is the story of an American woman married to a British man, who is persuaded to move to her husband’s country and finally ends up settling in a peaceful (but eccentrically British) village in the Cotswolds.

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AN OTAKU ABROAD: The Affordable Japan Experience for Anime and Manga Fans

By Sarah G. Rothman

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Author Sarah G. Rothman’s goal in writing this book is to make travel to Japan a reality for those who have, up to now, only dreamed of visiting the country.

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Fast Times in Palestine

By Pamela Olson

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Pamela Olsen graduated from Stanford with a degree in physics and no idea what she wanted to do next. So she worked as a bartender and saved some cash until a friend asked her if she wanted to visit the Middle East. Once she started, she just didn’t stop.

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Pines Picks: A Kid’s Guide to the Best Things to Eat and Drink In New York City

By David D. Pines

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

David Pines is a top expert on dining opportunities in New York for children. His book is a well-written, authoritative guide for parents visiting New York with their kids, offering solid recommendations of the best family-friendly restaurants and fast-food joints in the Big Apple.

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The International Raw Food Restaurant Directory

By Sam Crawley

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Raw food isn’t just about lettuce leaves, beetroot, and garlic. Nor is it just about juicing. In fact, raw food is a fast-growing culinary trend which many professional chefs are enthusiastically and creatively embracing.

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Paris, Moi and the Gang

By Frances Gendlin

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

Documents Grendlin’s daily meanderings through modern-day Paris, a journey that’s mainly interesting to Grendlin.

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Naughty Paris: A Lady’s Guide to the Sexy City

Paris is arguably the sexiest city in the world. But what is it that makes Paris so sexy? And more importantly, how can you experience the city’s erotic side yourself?

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The Call of the World

By Trent Newcomer

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

A travelogue/memoir full of great descriptions; interesting tales; and insightful reflections on people and places.

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Wright on Time: Arizona, Book 1

By Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley, Illustrated by Tanja Bauerle

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

A family of four with two homeschooled children who are being “roadschooled” by their parents, as they drive around the country in an RV.