Travel Literature

Experience the far-flung corners of the world through the eyes and thoughts of our Seal Press authors. Climb Kilimanjaro no matter your size with Kara Richardson Whitely in Gorge, explore the complex and multi-faceted nature of living in modern-day Cuba in The Other Side of Paradise, and immerse yourself in the joys and challenges faced by Nepalese women in While the Gods Were Sleeping.

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While the Gods Were Sleeping

Elizabeth Enslin

$17.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
October 2014

Love and marriage brought American anthropologist Elizabeth Enslin to a world she never planned to make her own: a life among Brahman in-laws in a remote village in the plains of Nepal.

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The Other Side of Paradise

Julia Cooke

$17.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
April 2014

Over a period of five years, beginning when Fidel Castro stepped down from his presidency after almost a half-century of reign, journalist Julia Cooke embedded herself in Cuba, gaining access to a dynamic Havana—one that…

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Breathless

Nancy K. Miller

$16.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
November 2013

This stunning memoir chronicles a young woman’s coming-of-age tale, and offers a glimpse into the intimate lives of girls before feminism.

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Goodbye to All That

Sari Botton (editor)

$16.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
October 2013

In 1967, Joan Didion wrote an essay called Goodbye to All That, a work of such candid and penetrating prose that it soon became the gold standard for personal essays. Like no other story before it, Didion’s tale of lovin…

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Fast Times in Palestine

Pamela J. Olson

$16.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
March 2013

For much of her life—like many Westerners—most of what Pamela Olson knew of the Middle East was informed by headlines and stereotypes. But when she traveled to Palestine in 2003, she found herself thrown with dizzying speed into the realities of Palestinian life.

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How to Die in Paris

Naturi Thomas

$17.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
December 2011

How to Die in Paris is an edgy, poetic, often darkly comic, memoir of a young middle-class black woman who escapes a tortured past in New York to pursue a new life in Europe—only to find herself broke, desperate, and contemplating suicide on the streets of Paris.

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