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Author: Terri Peterson Smith
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2013.
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Blending literature and travel, this book offers a look at 15 U.S. destinations featured in the works of famous writers. Designed as a guide to help avid bibliophiles experience, in person, the places they've only read about, award-winning journalist Terri Peterson Smith takes readers on lively tours that include a Mark Twain inspired steamboat cruise on the Mississippi, a Devil in the White City view of Chicago in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Guidebooks
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terri Peterson Smith
ISBN: 9781613744277 1613744277
OCLC Number: 841906700
Description: 1 online resource (426 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: The Next Chapter: Taking Reading From the Living Room into the World; Part I: Literary Travel Basics; 1 Literary Travel: Lit, Landscape, and Laughs; 2 How to Avoid a Temperamental Journey; 3 Short Story: Lit Trips in Your Own Backyard; Part II: Reading East to West; 4 Boston: On Land and Sea; 5 Newport, Rhode Island: Postcards From the Gilded Age; 6 New York City: If I Can Make It There; 7 Charleston: A New Look at the Old South; 8 Miami: Beach Reading; 9 Minneapolis and St. Paul: Up to the Lake. 10 Chicago: The Tales of Two Architects11 Memphis: Rollin' on the River; 12 New Orleans: Where Piety Runs Parallel with Desire; 13 Boulder: Breathless in Boulder; 14 Austin: Buckaroos and Bohemians; 15 Santa Fe: The Archbishop Comes to Life; 16 Seattle: Wearing Layers; 17 San Francisco: Immigrants and Iconoclasts, Poets and Seekers; 18 Santa Monica: Sun and Shadow; Appendix; Book Festivals across the Country; Just One Love: Author Societies; Connecting to Fellow Readers; Index.

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Blending literature and travel, this book offers a look at 15 U.S. destinations featured in the works of famous writers. Designed as a guide to help avid bibliophiles experience, in person, the places they've only read about, award-winning journalist Terri Peterson Smith takes readers on lively tours that include a Mark Twain inspired steamboat cruise on the Mississippi, a Devil in the White City view of Chicago in the Gilded Age, a voyage through the footsteps of the immigrants and iconoclasts of San Francisco, and a look at low country.

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