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The Armchair Traveler Book Group

Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am at the Walteria Library


The Longest Road

Philip Caputo

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

True story of a trip across America in an Airstream trailer from which the author interviews Americans to discover what unites and what divides this country.


My Invented Country

Isabel Allende

March 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

The bilingual author muses on how past events in her native land of Chile have shaped her and relate to her current life in the United States.


A Week in Winter

Maeve Binchy
April 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

This novel chronicles the laughter and heartache among guests and staff at an Irish inn.

  The Hundred-Foot Journey

Richard Morais

May 13, 2015 at 11:00 am 

In this modern fable, the distance between a new Indian restaurant and a traditional French dining establishment reflects the gulf between different cultures as well as the rivalry between their proud owners.
  Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Mark Adams

June 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

The author attempts to recreate Hiram Bingham III's discovery of the ancient Peruvian citadel.
  An Equal Music

Vikram Seth

July 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

Employing dramatic settings of contemporary London, Vienna, and Venice, the author interweaves themes of love and loss in the lives of young musicians.

My Father's Paradise

Ariel Sabar 

August 12, 2015  at 11:00 am  

In this true account of a father/son journey to the family's home village in Iraq, the reader gains insight into in the Sephardic Jews' millennia-long survival in Islamic lands. 

  The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet

David Mitchell 

September 9, 2015 at 11:00 am      

This novel focuses on experiences of the Dutch in Japan at the end of the 18th century.