Better than fiction 2 : true travel adventures from 30 great fiction writers / edited by Don George.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Join famous fiction writers and up-and-coming authors for this globe-trotting sequel of real-life travel tales. Settings for these true stories- by turns funny, poignant and occasionally unsettling- roam from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, via Iceland, India, Samoa, Scotland and beyond.
    • Content Notes:
      Italian education / Karen Joy Fowler -- Into the fjord / Rebecca Dinerstein -- Alone in Iceland / Jane Smiley -- Discovering fear in Baja / Avi Duckor-Jones -- Awkward situations / Catherine Lacey -- My Mississippi / Porochista Khakpour -- Hunting nanda / DBC Pierre -- Swami sand castle / Francine Prose -- Kazakh flash mob 2050! / Christina Nichol -- And the world laughs with you / Stefan Merrill Block -- Nothing happened / Jack Livings -- Road to Riyadh / Dave Eggers -- Road to lost places / Fiona Kidman -- How I evaded arrest on a train platform (somewhere in the north of England) / M. J. Hyland -- Hotel whose name we're not going to mention in this story / Steven Hall -- Sleepless in Samoa / Mandy Sayer.
    • ISBN:
      1743607490 (paperback)
      9781743607497 (paperback)
    • Accession Number:
      ocn903635268
      903635268
    • Accession Number:
      fay.472310
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GEORGE, D. W. Better than fiction 2 : true travel adventures from 30 great fiction writers. [s. l.]: Lonely Planet, 2015. ISBN 1743607490. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.472310. Acesso em: 6 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      George DW. Better than Fiction 2 : True Travel Adventures from 30 Great Fiction Writers. Lonely Planet; 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.472310. Accessed December 6, 2019.
    • APA:
      George, D. W. (2015). Better than fiction 2 : true travel adventures from 30 great fiction writers. Lonely Planet. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.472310
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      George, Donald W. 2015. Better than Fiction 2 : True Travel Adventures from 30 Great Fiction Writers. Lonely Planet. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.472310.
    • Harvard:
      George, D. W. (2015) Better than fiction 2 : true travel adventures from 30 great fiction writers. Lonely Planet. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.472310 (Accessed: 6 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      George, DW 2015, Better than fiction 2 : true travel adventures from 30 great fiction writers, Lonely Planet, viewed 6 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      George, Donald W. Better than Fiction 2 : True Travel Adventures from 30 Great Fiction Writers. Lonely Planet, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.472310.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      George, Donald W. Better than Fiction 2 : True Travel Adventures from 30 Great Fiction Writers. Lonely Planet, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.472310.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      George DW. Better than fiction 2 : true travel adventures from 30 great fiction writers [Internet]. Lonely Planet; 2015 [cited 2019 Dec 6]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.472310

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2015 September #2

Better Than Fiction 2 hosts an array of personal stories of travel from well-known fiction authors, from South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The stories range from ones of danger, the subjects narrowly evading disaster (speeding taxis, strange illnesses, cultural impasses), to those of awe and inspiration, the subjects finding unexpected beauty and rapture in exotic or mundane places (overcoming xenophobia, appreciating what one already has). A celebration of travel if there ever was one, with a collective writerly bent that seems to make every observation all the more lovely. Many authors candidly include where they were in their careers at their time of travel: just beginning, in a writer's block, or careening into popularity—aspiring writers and literary types will love this aspect, in particular. Though some of the stories feel less sculpted, like an e-mail just shot off to a good friend, the standout contributions from Dave Eggers, Lily King, Jane Smiley, M. J. Hyland, Lloyd Jones, and Marina Lewycka, among many others, are simply delightful. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2015 October #2

Working off the success of the original Better Than Fiction, this new volume focuses on the idea that fiction writers can tell amazing true travel stories. Compiled by travel writer and editor George, this set includes 30 original stories from such authors as Dave Eggers, Jane Smiley, Francine Prose, and Marina Lewycka. While there are a few returning contributors, such as Alexander McCall Smith, the majority are new. George asked the contributors for stories of "especially memorable travel experiences…that had profoundly moved, delighted, taught, and/or transformed them." The group experienced a gratifying mix of good and bad escapades ranging from the typical, such as dealing with unreasonable train bureaucracy in England or a sun-filled summer in Norway, to the more unusual, such as fear in Azerbaijan, paranoia on a taxi ride across Saudi Arabia, and illness in Samoa. VERDICT Another wonderful anthology of adventures by some of your favorite novelists. Readers of literary travel books, as well as fans of these fiction writers, will love this title.—Melissa Aho, Univ. of Minnesota Bio-Medical Lib., Minneapolis

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