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February 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Places I Remember: Tales, Truths, Delights from 100 Countries
This joyful, illustrated travel memoir offers chapters arranged by country, beginning with Andorra and ending with Zimbabwe. It presents writings and illustrated photos of unforgettable people and places through award-winning travel writer Lea Lane’s vivid personal experiences over 50 years in 100 countries — good, bad, and often, laugh-out-loud funny.
Greg Correll, illustrator for The New Yorker and CLIO winner, has created over 70 stunning fine-art illustrations, based on her photos, to accompany the writing.
“I started out as a tourist and evolved into a traveler” says Lea. “Through the years I’ve ventured with an open mind to all seven continents. This book is the culmination of my life as a travel writer, but it also records the startling changes in the world, and my honest impressions of them.”
“Lea is a beautiful writer and an insightful traveler, willing to leave the most traveled path in search of adventures,” says Cheryl Benton, founder of The Three Tomatoes book publishing.
“She has a thirst for wanting to know the real country, not just the tourist spots. The reader will find many lessons along the way, and relish the journey. She has given us all a beautiful gift.“
“I love her courage and heart! Funny, poignant, wise, and woke—an ideal travel companion.” — Joan Walsh, The Nation and CNN.
“… the perfect gift for the person who has everything. It tells little stories – poignant and funny and sad – about things that happened to Lea Lane while on the road. The book covers fifty years of her travels as well as illustrated photos by Greg Correll, from 100 countries,” — Margie Goldsmith, Forbes.com
“With her charming essays and the delightful illustrations, Places I Remember speaks to both travelers and wannabes—including the growing numbers going solo.”—Bella DePaulo, author, Singled Out
About the Author:
Lea Lane is an award-winning author of eight books, and has contributed to more than a dozen guidebooks. She has written for magazines, websites, and newspapers including The New York Times and The Miami Herald, and is a regular contributor to forbes.com.
She grew up on Miami Beach, moved to New York for many years, and returned to Miami 20 years ago. She is still traveling whenever and wherever possible, observing and writing as she goes.