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.

No Touch Monkey!

Ayun Halliday

$17.00 USD, Trade Paper
September 2015

A self-admittedly bumbling tourist, Halliday shares—with razor-sharp wit and to hilarious effect—the travel stories most are too self-conscious to tell.

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.

The Other Side of Paradise

Julia Cooke

$17.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
April 2014

A vivid and unprecedented look into the daily lives and future prospects of young people in Cuba today.


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.

Goodbye to All That

Sari Botton (editor)

$16.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
October 2013

An anthology for those who have loved and left New York City, with contributions from 28 talented writers including Cheryl Strayed, Ann Hood, Emma Straub, and Dani Shapiro.

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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