Travel Book of the Week: “Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change” by Andrew Solomon

Last year when this book was published, it would have cost you $30. Now, it’s just $7. Why get it? “Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change” by Andrew Solomon is listed as one of Travel + Leisure’s best new travel books and it made the New York Times‘ Notable Books list.

Here’s the official book description: “Far and Away collects Andrew Solomon’s writings about places undergoing seismic shifts—political, cultural, and spiritual. Chronicling his stint on the barricades in Moscow in 1991, when he joined artists in resisting the coup whose failure ended the Soviet Union, his 2002 account of the rebirth of culture in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban, his insightful appraisal of a Myanmar seeped in contradictions as it slowly, fitfully pushes toward freedom, and many other stories of profound upheaval, this book provides a unique window onto the very idea of social change. With his signature brilliance and compassion, Solomon demonstrates both how history is altered by individuals, and how personal identities are altered when governments alter.

A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Solomon captures the essence of these cultures. Ranging across seven continents and twenty-five years, Far and Away takes a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences, yet Solomon finds a common humanity wherever he travels. Illuminating the development of his own genius, his stories are always intimate and often both funny and deeply moving.”

If you’re looking for a solid travel book for your next plane or train ride or to read curled up under an umbrella or fire, check out “Far and Away.”

Grab it: Grab “Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change” by Andrew Solomon on Amazon for $6.62.

 

Johnny Jet

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