(Armchair) travel

travel

Photo credit: Matt; shared under the Creative Commons license

With February–arguably the Chicago area’s dreariest month–at a close and spring break just around the corner, it’s tempting to think about a change of scenery.  If a trip out of town isn’t on your schedule this break, you can still escape…with a book!

Check out these titles that are particularly evocative of a time and a place. The location and time period have been listed, but click on the book cover to see the full catalog description. Some are e-books, so you can even read them without coming to campus over the break. Happy travels!

west-africa-travel
Africa, 1897
goldfinch
New York, present day
shadow-of-the-wind
Spain, 1945
heroes-of-the-frontier
Alaska, present day
wild
Pacific Northwest, 1990s
my-life-in-france
France, 1940s-1950s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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