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Susan Orlean has been called “a national treasure” by The Washington Post and “a kind of latter-day Tocqueville” by The New York Times Book Review. In addition to having written classic articles for The New Yorker, she was played, with some creative liberties, by Meryl Streep in her Golden Globe...
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In The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty, veteran Wall Street Journal writer Julia Flynn Siler chronicles the turbulence that has roiled four generations of Mondavis and the business they built into an empire. Drawing on meticulous research and hundreds of interviews...
Fifty-two years after the pink-headed duck was last seen in the wild, Rory Nugent set off for India in search of this rarest of birds. In Calcutta he prowled the fowl market, where a few of the ducks used to appear every hunting season.
Touring New Jersey's Lighthouses
A brief history, with full color photographs, of the eleven New Jersey lighthouses that are accessible by land.
On the 30th anniversary of their desperate flight to America and of South Vietnam's fall, brother and sister Lam and Kim rediscovered their former home, a place where their mother had last held and kissed them, leaving them with only a now-faded photograph. http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/...
This exquisite book is a rare jewel in the literature of Mexico and its little-known peninsula, Baja. Describing her adventures on this austere and beautiful slip of land, C. M. Mayo creates a multi-layered map of place filled with daredevil aviators, sea turtle researchers, Stone Age cave painters...
I feature 34 short walks in the Boston area that are a mix of the old and the new, the classic and offbeat, and the urban and natural. 
Mediterranean Summer hardcover
Mediterranean Summer captures the glittery Riviera social scene, the distinctive sights and sounds of the unique ports along the way, the work hard/play hard life of being a crew member, and the challenges of producing world-class cuisine for the stylish and demanding owners and their guests. An...
 San Francisco the City's Sights and Secrets
This is an enticing travel book about the sights of San Francisco, with neighborhood/historical background.