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Better than Fiction 2: True adventures from 30 great fiction writers (Lonely Planet Travel Literature) by [Karen Joy Fowler, Sophie Cunningham, Dave Eggers, M J Hyland, Lloyd Jones, Marina Lewycka, Alexander McCall Smith, DBC Pierre, Fiona Kidman, Francine Prose]

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Better than Fiction 2: True adventures from 30 great fiction writers (Lonely Planet Travel Literature) Kindle Edition

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Dave Eggers, a former professional stundman, is the editor of McSweeney's and the author of the New York Times bestseller A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

M. J. HYLAND was born in London in 1968 to Irish parents and spent her early childhood in Dublin. She studied law and English at the University of Melbourne and worked for several years as a lawyer. Her first novel, How the Light Gets In, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (Eurasia Region) and for The Age Book of the Year in Australia and, in 2004, she was named Young Australian Writer of the Year.How the Light Gets In also took third place in the 2004 Barnes & Noble Discover Award for fiction. M. J. Hyland lives in London, England.

Alexander McCall Smith is best known for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, beloved New York Times and international best sellers. A practicing professor of medical law and the author of over fifty books, ranging from children's fiction to folktales to The Criminal Law of Botswana, he lives in Edinburgh.

Francine Prose is the author of sixteen novels, including "A Changed Man", winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and "Blue Angel", a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimed "Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife", and the "New York Times" bestseller "Reading Like a Writer". A former president of PEN American Center and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Prose is a highly regarded critic and essayist, and has taught literature and writing for more than twenty years at major universities. She is a distinguished writer in residence at Bard College, and she lives in New York City. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File size : 2250 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 320 pages
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B017WYDYCC
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet; 1st edition (Oct. 1 2015)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes the limitations of money and time off just don't translate into a trip aboard so these short forays into different par
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KNDY
3.0 out of 5 stars "Better than Fiction 2" seems a bit uninspired but there are a few entertaining stories worth reading!
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Michael J. Edelman
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable collection of short travel essays from skilled novelists
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4.0 out of 5 stars my enjoyment of the book increased
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ERB
4.0 out of 5 stars A few strong essays mixed with some that didn't quite grab me - decent collection though
Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2016
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