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published: Aug 1994
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publisher: Knopf Canada
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Home and Away

by Ronald Wright

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list price: $15
edition:Paperback
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published: Aug 1994
ISBN:9780394280653
publisher: Knopf Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada
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The first major collection of travel pieces from the bestselling author of Stolen Continents reveals the world to us--from Belize to Egypt--in all its comedy, strangeness and humanity.  Home and Away is a marvellous mix of adventure and observation, antique civilizations, contemporary politics and irresistible storytelling.

About the Author

Ronald Wright

RONALD WRIGHT is an award-winning historian, essayist, and the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction published in sixteen languages and more than forty countries. His 2004 CBC Massey Lectures, A Short History of Progress, was a #1 national bestseller, won the Libris Award for Nonfiction Book of the Year, and was the basis for the Martin Scorsese–produced documentary Surviving Progress. His other bestselling nonfiction books include the BC Book Prize–winning history What Is America?; Stolen Continents, which won the Gordon Montador Award; and Among the Maya. His first novel, A Scientific Romance, won the 1997 David Higham Prize for Fiction and was a Globe and Mail, Sunday Times, and New York Times book of the year. Wright contributes criticism to the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other publications. He lives in British Columbia.

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Contributor Notes

Ronald Wright is the author of five highly praised books including Time Among the Maya, On Fiji Islands and the international bestseller Stolen Continents.  He lives near Port Hope, Ontario.

Editorial Review

"Superb.  The ingredients of the Wright style...transform each piece from a trip into an exploration." --NOW
"Magic...one of Canada's most seasoned and eloquent travellers." --Maclean's
"A sort of greatest hits collection...he writes a hell of a book." --The Globe and Mail

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