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Without a Guide: Contemporary Women's Travel Adventures

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Editor Katherine Govier asked internationally acclaimed women writers to recount their most transformative and fascinating travel adventures. What follows is a nonfiction collection of finely crafted, engaging stories that include a near-death experience in the Grand Canyon, an attempted escape of repressive Burma, a reconnection with family in the Galapagos, and a chance ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Ruminator Books (first published 1994)
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Dec 03, 2015 HeavyReader rated it liked it
I didn’t take forever to read this book because it wasn’t good. It was good, or at least parts of it were. I was just busy and not reading much when I started this one.

The good news is that because this is a collection of travel narratives, I didn’t have to try to remember the plot or characters when I came back to it after being away for a while.
Like any anthology, some of these stories I really liked and some left me cold.

In the “really like” category are “Alone Across the Outback” by Robyn D
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Nohely Koeyers
Jul 10, 2011 Nohely Koeyers rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a while to finish this book. Since every chapter - or rather said story - is written by a different author, it takes getting used to with every turn of the page.
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Katherine Govier is the author of ten novels, three short story collections, and a collection of nursery rhymes. Her most recent novel is The Three Sisters Bar and Hotel (HarperAvenue). Here previous novel, The Ghost Brush (published in the US as The Printmaker's Daughter), is about the daughter of the famous Japanese printmaker, Hokusai, creator of The Great Wave. Her novel Creation, about John J ...more
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