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The Guardian Chooses 10 of the Best New Travel Books

Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change. New York: Scribner, April 2016.

by Will Coldwell

Award-winning writer Andrew Solomon’s latest book is a collection of pieces from places going through “seismic shifts – political, cultural, and spiritual”. Spanning seven continents over 25 years, the essays include reports of his experiences of Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban, and resisting tanks in Moscow during the 1991 coup that led, ultimately, to the end of the Soviet Union. From assaults to kidnappings, celebrations to conflicts and journeys on ice-breakers and reindeer sleds, Solomon unites human history around the world through his intimate, personal accounts.

(To read the full article, please visit The Guardian.)